My copy of Viola Davis’s memoir dropped on my doorstep on April 26. It’s the second memoir I picked up in the last few months of two Hollywood stars I admire.
The first was Will Smith’s.
Viola Davis is one of my favourite actors. Actor is such a small word for what she does. She entertains, enlightens, inspires, confronts and forces her audience to question itself.
What is the term for all that?
I received Viola’s black and white-jacketed hardcover, thumbed through it enough to gasp a few times, then slid it onto my special bookshelf next to Will’s. Please don’t take this as a comparison. It’s only about what the books mean to me.
Question is, have I read it? No. Would I? At some point. I’m sure it’s brilliantly written, but I must confess, I’m afraid to read it.
The woman is a Queen, with a capital “Q”. She overcame such hardship to achieve the victory she owns today. I honour her with praise. I would not hesitate to bow down to her or back out of the room when leaving her presence.
But to read her pain would take a bigger me, a stronger me. I’m not there yet.
I know her triumph is prominent, and I await the courage to read her struggle and bask in her victory with the same heart.
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Just a quick update on my upcoming novel, Compromising Secrets is still on track for this fall.
Torn chosen for Kobo’s Mother’s Day Sale!
Sweet news for my first novel. Torn: A Forensic Romance snagged a spot on the Kobo Mother’s Day Promotion sale, which begins May 5th and runs until May 9th.
Own a Kobo e-Reader, then you’re in luck. It’s a mother’s day gift you wouldn’t want to put down.
Check out the rest of the list: Kobo’s Mother’s Day Sale
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Romance With Motive