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It's happening again...

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I'm published!


Today the sequel to White Belt, Yellow Belt made its Kindle debut! As of this evening, it was #25 of the Top 100 Paid Horror Short Stories in the company of none other than Mr. Stephen "Fancy-Pants" King.  Okay... that's not actually his middle name... I think.



I am so incredibly grateful for the downloads, retweets and favorites.  If you like what you read, don't forget to review!

Remember, you don't need a Kindle! You can download the FREE Kindle Reading App for your smartphone or PC HERE.

Love and Light,
Faye

Yellow Belt Coming Wednesday, Jan 29, White Belt FREE now!

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Download White Belt for FREE now through the release of Yellow Belt this Wednesday, January 29th here! If you don't have a Kindle, download a FREE Reading App for your Smartphone or PC here.  White Belt hit No. 1 on the Top 100 FREE in Horror yesterday. I am so humbled and so grateful for each an every download! Don't forget to leave a review :-).


Love and Light,
Faye

The Room

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I had a dream about the house again. 


The benefit of working from home part of the week is that I get to take an occasional nap at lunch.  I say "nap" loosely because usually it involves me struggling to keep my eyes open while working and setting the alarm for 30-45 minutes "just in case" I fall asleep.  That lends itself to one of those sleeps where you're not really sleeping, you magically lose time but remain acutely aware of every sound in your house and you usually wake up startled.  Anyway, today during said "nap attack," I had a dream about the house. 

For the past few years, I've dreamt of it.  It's a large house with a stucco finish and one of those rolling burgundy California roofs.  It is sprawled out on acres of land surrounded by Japanese Maple trees and beautiful gardens.  It has large rooms with adjoining bathrooms and runway closets.  My dreams are typically mundane.  My husband is outside building a swing set for the kids; …

Drumroll, please...

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Coming January 29, 2014! Download White Belt on Amazon now and get caught up!
Love and Light,
Faye

Open Letter to Newest Ladies of Saturday Night Live

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Dear Ms. LaKendra Tookes, Ms. Leslie Jones and Ms. Sasheer Zamata:

Congratulations on joining the staff of Saturday Night Live.  One can only imagine the arduous steps it took to reach this place in your career. I hope you take a moment to breathe in the sheer magnitude of what you have accomplished and celebrate accordingly.  You deserve it :-).

As you are more than aware, the hiring decision comes amidst a public outcry for more diversity on the late night variety show.  As a former fan of SNL, particularly during the Fey/Poehler/Rudolph/Wiig days, I was especially vocal (my hard thoughtchoice to no longer support the show came after the airing of the sketch, "White Christmas" on December 8).

When I heard the news that SNL had hired three black women, I was hopeful.  Not because I hoped you three would be tasked with educating the community or furthering a social justice agenda.  I was hopeful because of the chance this opportunity has given you three to share the breadth of …

Shabba!

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I had to be about twelve years old.  Give or take a few months.  It was summer in the early nineties so I was probably wearing an oversized t-shirt and colored shorts of the TLC/Mary J. Blige variety.  My relaxed hair was likely brushed into a ponytail, with a blue bubble clip holding together my thick strands (because blue was my favorite color) and Let's Jam caked around my edges to keep stray hairs from escaping.  I stood at the threshold of the front door of my house, barely making out my mother through the cracks in our red steel security door.  She had a book in her hand, because back then, she was working on getting her bachelor's degree at Queens College.


"Ma, I just want to go to the store for a beef patty and soda.  I'll be right back," I pleaded again.

It was a block and a half away and I could handle it.  I had my eye-rolling-mean-mug down and I knew to save my smiles... for cute boys.  ALL my friends were going and they waited impatiently on the side…

Yellow Belt debuts January 29th!

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Yellow Belt will be released January 29th!

Yellow Belt is the second story in a four-part series of short stories following a young college girl as she braves the zombie apocalypse. 

For those of you who did not get to read White Belt, the first story in the series, it will be FREE January 26-28th in celebration of the release.  You can also purchase White Belt HERE for only .99 on Amazon now!




Love and Light,
Faye

Happy New Year!

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Do a dance! It's a new year!
I hope everyone had a happy and healthy evening. I am moving forward fearlessly into 2014.  I'll be 33 this year, which is a pretty respectable age.  I've learned some thangs.  Did some thangs. Felt some thangs.  I'm somebody's momma (two somebody's). Somebody's wife (one somebody).  I am decidely and proudly (and finally) wearing my definition as a writer. I feel well-prepared for the things I've been working for.  My arms are wide; my heart is open; and I am ready to receive... in all aspects of my life. 

Besides, '14 is a lucky number, right?

Below is a clip from one of my favorite old movies, Black Orpheus.  I've been chasing a party like this since I was in college... Dance with me :-)



Love and Light,
Faye