Read Chapter 1 of My Unfinished Novel “Hollywood Whisper”

“Commitment means staying loyal to what you said you were going to do long after the mood you said it in has left you.”

Yeah, I’ve no idea who originally said that quote, but it sounds good, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, I’ve found that it’s not always possible to remain committed to everything we’d like to. Case in point: my unfinished novel Hollywood Whisper.

If you know me, you know the story by now: I’d earnestly begun work on my fifth book, initially titled Truffle Butter. Yes, it was a tongue-in-cheek reference to the Nicki Minaj hit that was popular at the time, and that should also let you know how long ago I’d begun working on this.

The novel’s premise was pretty simple. It told the story of Whisper St. Porter, a young Black woman who becomes an accidental movie star and how she navigates the wild and wacky world of Hollywood. Whisper is not only a box-office draw, but she’s also won numerous awards, including the coveted Best Actress Oscar. And she shares an agent with Jodi Flowers, an actress whose star is on the wane. The agent suggests the two ladies star in a foodie-themed comedy titled Truffle Butter, and the rest of story explores the actresses’ relationship with each other in the run up to production.

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An Update on My Upcoming Book ‘Truffle Butter’ #jfxxxvi

Over the past two years, I’ve been working on, and threatening promising, to release my next book, Truffle Butter. And just when I think I’m close, something happens to thwart my plans.

“The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men/Gang aft agley”
—Robert Burns, “To a Mouse, on Turning Her Up in Her Nest With the Plough”

Well, here’s yet another update, rife with announcements, promises, and yada yada yada.

  • Truffle Butter has a new title
    That’s right. There’s still going to be references to the original title, ad it will make sense why it was initially titled as such, but the joke is old, the moment has passed, and I’m no longer amused by it. The book’s new title is Hollywood Whisper.
  • There’s a new release date
    Hollywood Whisper will be released on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 — and I’m holding firm to this. Also, this will be just in time for the holiday season, so you can buy a copy for yourself, and then buy it as a holiday gift for all your book-loving friends! Win-win!
  • The first chapter will be published online soon
    I don’t exactly know when, but soon. So keep an eye out for it!