“Hope Someday” by Cortney Joseph #YoungCortWrote

It often feels as though your back is to the wall There’s no one to help, no one who cares to TRY and understand “Why can’t you control him?” “If it was my child, she’d be dealt with appropriately”… Please, tell me what’s appropriate enough for a child who lacks understanding, Not by choice, it’sContinue reading ““Hope Someday” by Cortney Joseph #YoungCortWrote”

Investments (in self & others) and Excitement (for the future).

I am truly looking forward to the new year. Though I have still had many trying moments in 2021, I can honestly say that this past month alone has given me so much hope and restored my excitement for my future. So, if you guys didn’t catch it, Christmas day I posted a new shortContinue reading “Investments (in self & others) and Excitement (for the future).”

Black Publishing Power

Saw this very interesting post on instagram, and I loved it. While there is always a great time to support Black art and artists, now is one of the best times to do so. And while I am late with the discovery of the post, its never to late to share that I am aContinue reading “Black Publishing Power”

Little Girl, Big Dream by Cortney Joseph

The following is a stand-alone short story, a prelude to the official rewrite of my upcoming novel Fly Girl. Feel free to follow along with the full novel on Wattpad.   __________________________   Timothy Mercier could only smile as he peered through the crack his youngest left in her bedroom door, opening it as quietlyContinue reading “Little Girl, Big Dream by Cortney Joseph”

Work In Progress, #1 (An Update)

So, I’ve finally reminded myself that I’ve been doing a little too much playing around. And by ‘playing around’, I mean not putting my talent to use. Doubting myself entirely too much. And just being plain old LAZY. I’ve been telling myself that I have to stop using these sad and depressed moods of mineContinue reading “Work In Progress, #1 (An Update)”

#HisTablesSpinNice, Artist Spotlight : Jalen Hemphill

They say that you should always show love to and/or support those who do the same for you. Well, there’s been quite a few people in my corner; but none who have pushed me as much and as tough (lovingly) as my little brother from another mother, Jalen. Over the years he’s been consistent inContinue reading “#HisTablesSpinNice, Artist Spotlight : Jalen Hemphill”

What’s Next? Publishing Again!

So, my #ShortStoryAugust challenge came to a bit of an abrupt end a few days ago, but I wasn’t certain if I was completely done. No, I’m not going to try and make up and post for the missing days or try to finish out the month. With work and other things occurring, I simplyContinue reading “What’s Next? Publishing Again!”

Available Now!

In 2012, I began my journey as a self-publishing author. Ever the perfectionist, I decided to hold back on my novels and begin with my poetry collections. As of 2017,  I have four published total, and they are now ALL available for purchase at Amazon.com!   Undefined : Thoughts of a Young Poet (2012)  WaysContinue reading “Available Now!”