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Hello Friday: That Time of the Month [32 CANDLES]

Yes, yes, I usually reserve Hello Friday for our awesome bloggers, but I’m also supposed to do one big 32 CANDLES post a month, and alas, we have a ton of events piled up that I just need to tell you about:

1. First up, I know my LA folks are coming out tomorrow for my 32 CANDLES Q&A at Writing Pad, right? $10 measly covers your salted caramel cupcakes and your seat. To tell you the truth, I would pay $10 for the cupcakes alone. The Writing Pad caterer is out of this world and her salted caramel cupcakes are a gift to humanity. A gift to humanity. You think I’m exaggerating, but if you come out to the event, you’ll se that I’m really not. So do, do, do RSVP marilyn at!

2. Outside of LA, but still want to chat? Join Bernadette Davis, Dee Gospel and moi online at 6PMpst/9PMest for a 32 Candles Twitter PJ Party at #blacklitchit . All the details about this awesome event can be found HERE.

3. Hey, what’s up New York? I see you’ve all got plans for Halloween, but are wondering what do with yourselves the day before on October 30. Well, look no further. Attica Locke, Terry McMillan, Dolen Perkins-Valdez and myself will be reading live at the Circle of Sisters Book Club from 1pm – 3pm. But get this, $10 gets you all-day access to the Circle of Sister Conference. C’mon now, why wouldn’t you come out??? We’ve got your info right HERE.

4. And, Brooklyn. Dearest, dearest, Brooklyn. You thought I forgot about you, didn’t you, Brooklyn? You thought that since I hadn’t set foot in your fair borough since um … 2001 — yeah, that’s the year, 2001, that I would never make it back to you, Brooklyn. But check this out, Brooklyn. November 11th, Brooklyn. I’m in the house, along with Tanya Wright (BUTTERFLY RISING, HBO’S True Blood) and Tiphanie Yanique (HOW TO ESCAPE A LEPER COLONY) for the John Oliver Killens Reading Series at Daddy’s Basement, courtesy of CUNY’s Center for Black Literature, Brooklyn. So now you’ll have to stop telling every one, about how it’s been a minute since I visited last, Brooklyn. Seriously, can’t wait to see you again, Brooklyn. Get the details HERE, Brooklyn (and NYC-area Friends).

5. Last but not least, you know I have to hit you up again for those Amazon reviews, right? We really want to get the word out about 32 CANDLES for the holiday buying season, so here’s what we’re going to do: for every Amazon review we get from now until November 30 (up to the first 50), we will send that reviewer a 32 CANDLES T-shirt. So even more incentive to leave a review, right? ┬áJust leave your review at Amazon and send your address and T-shirt size (we have Men’s M, L, XL) ┬áto etc at, and we’ll hook you up. Yay! I just love a good giveaway.

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