Do What Scares You

I did it, the scariest thing ever.  I read my Madonna and Me essay last night in front of strangers.  Public speaking is NOT something I enjoy, but I challenged myself with the notion that if I want to do this, be a writer, then this speaking in front of people thing may be in my future.  So I dived in.  I made it through and the crowd laughed at all the right places, so I think it went pretty well. At least I thought so until I saw this picture-are those two guys asleep?  Wake up!!

My “Madonna & Me” essay Madonna is Down with the Swirl is up at!

It’s been an exciting few weeks! Madonna & Me: Women Writers on the Queen of Pop is out in bookstores and online.  And the lovely ladies at published the essay I contributed, Madonna is Down with the Swirl, about how Madonna supported interracial relationships and gave courage to a young biracial girl, me.

First you need to read my essay at TheFrisky.

Then you need to purchase Madonna & Me online or at your local bookstores. Order right now at