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I am beyond words to express my gratitude for the tremendous support I received for the launch party for my New Adult debut novel, Altered.

Guests traveled from near and far to pick up signed copies of Altered, participate in games for giveaways, and consume tasty hors d’oeuvres – most of all the gorgeous cake.

I have to give my cousin, Joanna (Neice) Cain, a special shout-out for not only coming from Los Angeles for the event, but for coordinating the food & drinks and acting as Mistress of Ceremonies. She also did a reading from Chapter 15-No Boundaries which may or may not be based on a fictionalized version of her. She brought her friend, Foxxy, who helped to pull it all off.

Three people from the Acknowledgements section of Altered were able to come which helped make my night: Dr. Patricia Williams, Anna Taylor (came in from Mississippi), and Jessika Mayes (came in from Virginia).

There were guests I’ve known for years, some I hadn’t seen in many years, as well as guests I’d only met for the first time that night. My daughters were there doing what they always do – supporting me unconditionally. To all I say I can’t thank you enough for sharing this special night with me.

The cake and cupcakes were spectacular, and made by my sorority sister (line sister), Renita Thornton, from Mary Butler’s Grandaughter cakes, cupcakes, and treats. Here’s the cakes and her card:

Here are the photos I promised:


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Working hard for those giveaways




Living the dream