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Hooray! Black Women's Expo (2018) was a success...

                                         #PoetryHeals #NewBookofPoems #Poemoir

It was such a joy to meet so many people interested not only in my book, but poetry, too. Many, many thanks to BWE sponsors, book lovers, my Sands, and everyone who came out to 2018 Black Women's Expo. It was fantastic!!! -:)




Kickstarter campaign...

Through My Mother's Voice, I Found My Own was published in December 2015, and I am so excited to begin promoting the book. As such, today, I launched my "Kickstarter campaign" to garner funding to participate and promote my debut book to the largest book lovers event in the United States —

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books — April 9-10, 2016 (Los Angeles, Calif.) – Attracting more than 150,000 book lovers and media each year, the LA Times Festival of Books will be held on the University of Southern California’s University Park Campus. 

However, as an Indie Author, I need your support! Please help me to share my story to the masses by having a chance to showcase my book at a major industry event. You can either contribute to my campaign, or if you cannot contribute to my campaign, I would graciously appreciate if you can share the link below to family, friends, or co-workers on your Twitter; Facebook;  Instagram; Linkedin; E-mail; Pinterest; or Tumlr accounts.

Check out my campaign page for further details and thank you in advance for all your support!


E. V. Frapiere~Author of "Through My Mother's Voice, I Found My Own"



Why I am a HUGE "Downton Abbey" Fan...

Tonight begins the end of a 6 year run for PBS's popular TV drama, "Downton Abbey." I, like others, am a HUGE Downton Abbey 'FAN'---and I am saddened to see the 'Aristocratic drama' come to an end. That said, I will particularly miss the wit, wisdom, and charm of the "Dowager Countess" portrayed by the incomparable "Dame Maggie Smith;" my favorite character on the show. However, the entire cast is to be commended for allowing the "FANS" a sneak peak into greatness!

Thank you, Mr. Julian Fellowes (creator and writer) of Downton Abbey--- and PBS (WTTW-channel 11) for 6 glorious seasons! The writing was superb; the acting top-notch; and the historically themed costumes were gorgeous in every episode---to which the designer is to be commended for the achievement of painstaking detail to the Victorian era. The end result--- the world is beneficiaries of "Smart" "Sophisticated" "Quality" TV programming!!!

T H A N K  Y O U!!...

xoxo, EVF



Author's Note...

This is yet another TRUE STORY. Two years ago today, I wrote the attached poem with a heavy heart. In fact, as I recall, I was in a rather daunting space---having just buried my mom two weeks prior.  Isn't life funny---just when you think you are at your weakest point in life you learn that it's your strongest point---when you learn to lean on the Lord!