It feels like just yesterday that I conceived the idea for this book and now Same Family, Different Colors is about to be born. Sorry for all of the childbirth metaphors, but seriously that’s how it feels. My baby is about to come into the world. And. I’m. Not. Ready. October 4, is less than three weeks away.
There’s a launch party to plan, newsletters to craft, friends to beg to write Amazon reviews. Sheesh. Birthing a book might actually be harder than birthing a baby. At least in the latter case, the body knows what to do and come hell or high water, that baby will exit the body. With a book’s birth, even though I’ve published three other books, the bar is always being raised and it seems there’s more and more an author has to do to get the world ready to receive her work. Thankfully, there are some people out there – like Kirkus Reviews and these nice people on goodreads – who got to sneak a peek at Same Family, Different Colors before the official debut and they gave it very positive reviews. My hope is that the warm feedback continues to flow because I have a revolution I’m trying to start here. This book is just the beginning of the end of colorism.
So, world, be warned. I’m coming at you with Same Family, Different Colors. I hope you’ll be kind.