I wasn’t born. I was adopted. More on that later. But for now, here’s a peek into my life as it stands. I’m a writer who has masqueraded as a newspaper girl, cashier at McDonald’s, telemarketer, bookstore clerk, intern at various media outlets, a publicist, nonprofit contractor and now as a social media strategist.
Oh, and I’m from Detroit. You know the one before the bankruptcy and vacant lots. I lived there when Coleman Young was the mayor, potholes had character and The Electrifying Mojo rocked the airwaves with Prince and Rick James wars. I was a kid then. In my late teens I won a journalism scholarship to Wayne State University. Yippee! But then my eyes started wandering and then…
I moved to NYC with less than $500 in my purse. I attended Fordham University and auditioned for TV and movies as I thought I would become an actress. Some days I lived off of writer’s fumes and dreams of my name in lights and then I started wondering about my mom. The one who gave birth to me. That adoption depression hit me really bad so I did some searching and after a few years I found her. After that I came up with an idea for my first novel Letters to Chyna and decided that I wanted to become a full-time writer. I wrote all of the time for my work as a publicist and my past jobs in the media, but I wanted more. I longed to create worlds, perfect my prose, and write poetry.
After I completed my book, I created a blog and started shopping my manuscript around. Some years passed, rejection letters from agents poured in and I finally got a literary agent in 2014. I am currently unrepresented, but I am still pressing to get that first novel published.
In the meantime, I will continue to blog about my writer’s life experiences, pop culture, the arts and… Promote my first self-publishing effort, 12 Hours of Daylight – A Jason Jules Novella! You didn’t think I wouldn’t get a book out into the marketplace did you? That is the joy of being a hybrid author! You’re also more than welcome to contact me here if you would like to learn more about my writing process or if you just want say hello!
Congrats on the new site. I’m looking forward to being a regular reader here! (I’m trying to do better at this, lol!)
Thanks dear heart! You are always welcome! Drop your blog link here so I can return the favor. Bless you!
Congrats and Best Wishes for BIG SUCCESS!
Thank you! The same to you!
I really enjoyed your entry at dVerse.. I hope to see more entries from you.
I look forward to sharing more and reading your work as well Bjorn!
keep writing – I like your voice.
I will. Couldn’t stop if I wanted to and I’ve tried! Thank you! 😉