This month marks a very important and critical month for me. We are launching a 30 day campaign for The Detroit Queer. This campaign is being approached through the use of social media and the internet primarily. We are not only spreading the word, but we are planning on creating a buzz about Jimmy's story, my brand and the human experience.
Also, next month marks the kickoff of the book tour. This tour should take us well into the fall also. During the tour, I will be speaking at several events across the country, signing books and also speak to a wide array of demographics. I plan on making this book to LGBTQ members, allies & anybody who is just interested in having a conversation about the human sexuality & what it means to be living a truthful life.
My publicist Dennis Maurice & I , and our teams are revamping our approach in a strategic way. I have lots of things planned in the coming few months that I cannot really talk about. However, what I can say is that the train is moving at the right time and making all the right stops. Spread the word around. Read a free preview through Amazon or simply send the trailer to a friend or someone you know. The time's right, I can definitely feel it in my heart. I'm totally energized and we're just getting started. Thanks for reading, I appreciate all the love & support.
So my book "officially" got on the market on March 13, 2012. I have received from people close to me, as well as praise from other individuals distant from me. That same week, my book was featured in both the Top 10 & Top 20 "Amazon Hot New Release" list for LGBT nonfiction. As I sit back right now, I seriously have no clue on what to expect. But hey, that's the beauty of life. Taking more chances, staying true to who you are & sometimes even risking it all. It's ironic that I'm listening to Glee right now. "What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger)" is currently playing. I have to say that this is quite true. I hope it becomes evident when readers read Jimmy's story & also read my story. Being different is beautiful. Being different is fascinating. Sooner or later, being different will become a standard in the world that we live in. As Matahma Gandhi said, "Be the change YOU want to see in the world." I'm not sure about you, but I will continue to be the change that I wish to see in the world. As far as I am concerned, I will always stand up for what I believe in no matter what. Either through writing or through activism, that's just me & whether you like it or not, that doesn't bother me.
I am currently on spring break. Resting in the beautiful Southern California. Just less than three weeks until my book goes on the market.. My first novel ever! To be honest, there are a lot of things running in my mind right now! Whatever happens, good, bad or indifferent, The Detroit Queer has been a blessing. I am very grateful to my publicist, Dennis Maurice, who is working diligently in securing book tours & speaking engagements. My manager, Mr. Manuel Montano for all the time, faith, money and resources he has invested in me. Most importantly, I am grateful to God because without him I would not have been able to do this! The Detroit Queer is my baby and within a few weeks, it will be born. My story, the story of Jimmy and thousands of other individuals will be heard. I have come a VERY long way and indeed, I have grown. I leave my book in the hands of my readers. Love it, hate it or be indifferent, I hope you come to realize that different is good. I also hope that you realize that we are all beautiful in our own unique way!