Sunday, August 19, 2007

Dreams can come true- with work!

2007 has been off the chain!

The ins and outs of the fashion industry - from a fashion insider

has taken off like a rocket in other areas I would't have dreamed.

This book has led me to the following:

-Fashion Consultant for New Breed Film

-Fashion Editor- Jon Clarke Publishing-He- Motions Magazine,


And so many other wonderful projects. It is true with a little hard work and prayer you can change your situation for the better.

Dreams come true folks but with a hell of a lot of hard work!


Friday, March 30, 2007

Get in Fit in!

Being at the right place at the right time is not an understatement in the least.

After publishing my first book "The ins and outs of the fashion industry- from a fashion insider"- the wheels have been turning and I've been rushing through many open doors.

Of course being at the wrong place at the wrong time can be inevitable as well. However on my journey thus far God has allowed me to "GET IN AND FIT IN"

Thank you New Breed Film-
Rodney Mckissack and Corey Grant
for allowing me to work with you on the film "STUDIO"
to be premiered on April 5th.

Support Our Artists!

Yolanda Brunson- Sarrabo
Film Fashion Consultant

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Shall we say consignment MO%&$#GGH##@!

Let me start off by saying that much is to be said for a person in today's times to make it successfully by any means necessary. The reason I state this is that for all of the dreams and desires one may have stored deep within themselves; it takes an even stronger person to pull that source of strength in actually succeeding.

The more I delve into learning this craft of publishing the more I praise god in giving me yet another challenge in my time here on this earth.

I love unity and it's a beautiful thing; however, I don't like when someone takes my kindness for weakness, or my size for granted, or my soft voice for a pullover or young punk.
Now with this said, I love the support that I have received with displaying "The ins and outs of the fashion industry-from a fashion insider" whether the positive and negative experiences.
As I've gotten more mature I've learned that I do have the discipline to deal with certain types of people and personalities. However, I've also lost a lot of my patience - which is why god's angels watch over me from time to time.

Let me share, as I'm sure many of my author friends may have run across the same kind of ignorance and unique attitudes when doing follow-ups on consignment payments and soforth.
Now as much as I love my small book stores something is to be said for the devious and political turnarounds when dealing with some of them.

Recently after getting the run around from a store that carried my book for many months; it dawned on me after some time that "Hey, I'm owed money!" Too long of a story to give the full details, but after a whirlwind in getting my money and moving on from the experience. I was met with Sista Black.

Sista Black is my reference of a person of color who has a answer to everything on the plight of Black people in this country. Don't mis-understand I can be quite militant as well. But there's something to be said for those that demean and display a belittling attitude when trying to teach and politicize while addressing you with "My sister, My sister".

Well Sister Black alerted me that I did not pronounce the shop owner's name correctly upon entering the shop, and she was confused on my visit.
Shall we say consignment MO%&$GGH##@!

While looking into this sista's eyes - the angels were at my side to protect her from me as we played the semantics war back and forth. While I held my tongue as this woman felt compelled to educate me a two time college degree graduate, on her confusion while handing me my check.

Ok Seize- let me digress!!!!

For my fellow authors who have to put up with the asinine forces that comes along in getting some shine in marketing their product, just remember...

Don't be discouraged!
Don't allow negative and brash behaviour remove you from your calling!
Don't allow those whose strong talk cloud your senses on bull crap!
Know when business is sour and move the hell on!
Know when street politics and how a business confronts their business- conducts business!
Don't be blind, you're seeing correctly!

Remember to be classy!
Remember to be professional!

and with all powers try not to approach the situation with-
Shall we say consignment MO%&#GGH##@!
But baby you can think it!!!!


Sunday, September 10, 2006

Woes of a Writer!

Well, I must say...
This writing business is indeed hard work. When an author decides to self publish and run the gamut on their own; it is tedious work!

One of my team members had some words with a bookstore manager recently when a simple inquiry turned into a severe scolding from the manager. The manager felt that the inquiry which initially led to questions on how my book can get into his store was misleading, and if we wanted to know that from the beginning how to get the book in his store, we should have stated that from the beginning.

Well after me taking the hone to answer the manager directly- let me add I wouldn't want my book in a store where the staff is not going to give my book the push it deserves, and this is exactly what I stated to the manager. It's okay if the book is not in all stores.

For those writers out there, one rule that I'm definately seeing first hand is that your hard work and grind may not be appreciated everywhere. So on that note, don't lose your self respect in dealing with unmovable book owners, or nasty attitudes and unprofessional behaviors. It's ok not to be in all bookstores in the country- of course we may want that total goal in mind, but not at the expense of losing your cool and dignity.

When 5 doors turn their back, at the end of the tunnel there will 2 more that will welcome you with open arms. When you get those two that treasure your craft, you give the best show and enthusiasm you have left to show you appreciate their support. The impression will be lasting.

The woes of a writer is to keep it moving by all means.


Saturday, July 22, 2006


Sunday- July 23,2006

What is life without visions. If we didn't have the spirit to dream and achieve where would we be? Even though some of us do not use our God-given talents- it would be unthinkable to ponder how my life would be if I didn't dream.
-If I didn't dream about becoming a home owner
-If I didn't dream about one day having a little girl or boy-to show them look mommy did it "follow my steps" so can you.

Without visions life would be quite boring wouldn't it? I mean think about seeing is believing and achievers succeed what dreamers dream.

Making those visions happen is all that matters at the end of the day.