My World

DAY 2 DAY: 02.11.2017 FNAFing With Son, Yogen Fruzing, Snapping Beneath Flags

February 12, 2017

Here is a little bit of my time wrapped up in photos and video, a four hour time squished into five minutes.  I love spending time with my son, so you get to see us in action a little bit on day to day stuff.  He’s not cool with the camera most days out of […]

Read the full article →

Why I Would Be PISSED If My Parents Raised Me To Be a RACIST

December 6, 2016

So much is going on in the US of A today, and since this is the country of my birth, I have all authority to speak on the situation at hand and that has been at hand for centuries which doesn’t seem to be going anywhere fast…slowly maybe like at a morbidly slow snail’s pace.  […]

Read the full article →


December 3, 2016

  I write.  When I write, I write so much some times it feels like it’s never ending, but I understand that it’s supposed to feel like that to me because I’m a writer and author.  There isn’t a time when something isn’t inspiring me.  A freaking dull, ordinary white wall inspires me, but that’s […]

Read the full article →

Day 2 Day: Driving Into the Fog

December 2, 2016

This morning as I drove my son to school, we ran into a huge cloud, or fog, ahead of us. I already knew they were excited about it because my son nor little cousin had ever seen anything like it, and I’m not going to lie, I was pretty excited as well because it looked […]

Read the full article →

How Taking Rather DUMB RISKS Ended Up Saving My Life Later & Teaching Me MUCH

December 1, 2016

When I was six years old, I made a sport of racing (dodging) with cars on foot.  It was my little sport, the thing I would do instead of cross at the crosswalk on the way to school.  I was fast, and I knew it.  In my own mind, the object of the game was […]

Read the full article →

PREPARATION: Giving Myself Room To Maneuver For the Next Battle Or Flight

October 28, 2016

  Do you have a menstrual cycle?  If you don’t have one now, you’ve possibly had one before, ladies, and if it wasn’t on time every time, like clockwork, then it was a creep that made its own schedule and pounced unannounced.  The timing was brutal!  You were on stage at the microphone, or maybe […]

Read the full article →


October 26, 2016
Selfie No Stick, Mirika Mayo Cornelius

It’s amazing how many times we look in the mirror and still have no idea what we look like.  It’s mostly because we tend to focus on the outer and hardly ever the inner when the inner really tells the tale of us, what we truly look like. When I was little I… When I […]

Read the full article →

As They Were Having Sex…

October 6, 2016

Here’s what happened.  The day was bright and bold as usual when the sun comes to about 11:30 am in my backyard.  All the dew has evaporated, and as our feet hit the grass, my son wanders off toward the other side of the yard where he finds and lifts a butterfly. “Ma!” he called […]

Read the full article →

ARTWORK ON THE WALL: Writing Poetry, To Me, Is Like…

September 28, 2016

  Have you ever been so caught up in a moment?  I have.  I’ve been caught up in moments throughout my whole entire life, the few bad to the many good, but they have all been moments in memory.  Whenever I write poetry, this is what I’m writing about. There is this emotion that became […]

Read the full article →

HOW I SET THE TABLE: Where I Get My Inspiration & How I Make It Manifest

September 28, 2016

  Here’s a question that I get asked often, but I rarely have the perfect answer when asked.  One would think that I know exactly or could pinpoint each and every moment in time that I feel inspired, but I honestly can’t.  I assume that I would know the exact time I am inspired, but […]

Read the full article →

DAY 2 DAY – Drowning in Perspectives: NO GUN

September 25, 2016
Day 2 Day
Read the full article →

Why Dreadlocks Bother You So Much & Why They Really Shouldn’t

September 22, 2016

So someone with straight hair will NEVER be rejected…ever. It still translates as racism to me. The court is wrong. I can see if the locs are rainbow in color etc…but locs can be pulled up, back and even bunned and just as beautiful as any other style. Again…the court is wrong. Laws…some just aren’t […]

Read the full article →

Why Reading Should NEVER Be a Form of Punishment But Instead a Pathway to Passion!

August 29, 2016
Illustrations by Sandford Greene at Soda City Comic Con 2016

Have you ever heard it, or even said it yourself, the statement “Go to your room!”  I have both heard it and said it to my own child, however, there is one thing that I will absolutely try never to say, and it is something that I have heard stated to children in a harsh […]

Read the full article →

It’s SCHOOL TIME!! Hitting These STREETS With the Family (Video)

August 13, 2016

We decided to hit the streets today, do a little school shopping and hang out with the fam, eat a bunch. Check it out in the video below!     Download my latest book series – Deception at Gabriel’s Trails now!

Read the full article →

DISNEY FUN: See EXTRA Video Clips of My 2016 Trip to DISNEY WORLD!

June 21, 2016

I had such a blast at Disney World. The last time I went was eleven years ago, so it’s been a long while. That is exactly why the time was NOW to hit those Disney World streets! For more quick video clips of what I did while there, hit play!!

Read the full article →


June 1, 2016

As I go through the day, whenever I remember to do so, I may capture and share a picture of what I’m eating and share it on social media. It’s vital for me to get great ingredients for my mind and body while writing, and the only way to get that, outside of prayer, is […]

Read the full article →

THICK SKIN. If You Don’t Have It, Get It…Especially If You’re an Author And Here’s Why

March 30, 2016

As I scrolled down my Facebook timeline, I ran into a piece from Business Insider that showcases many rejection letters that bestselling authors have received for their manuscripts over time.  Yes, they have received a LOAD of them, and as I read many of the letters, I smiled with joy at the author’s success after […]

Read the full article →

If You Have Something “SECRET” To Say, It’s Best To Not Write It Down

March 17, 2016

I’ve run into this a lot lately.  That this is the infamous emails, text messages, or written jabs about someone or something that somehow get LEAKED.  You would think after once or twice people would think three times in the same second about writing rather secretive items down on paper or email, but…it doesn’t happen. […]

Read the full article →

About Zoe Saldana As Nina Simone…It’s Not Zoe That Ticks Me

March 4, 2016

I started with What Happened, Miss Simone? because it is really her on screen in documentary style for those who don’t know who she is or what she looks like. This, my people, is Nina Simone on video. Now, we have the portrayal of Nina Simone… …to which many people are highly upset about, being […]

Read the full article →

Why Are People So Afraid Of The HISTORY of BLACK PEOPLE?

February 12, 2016
Mirika Mayo Cornelius

As I sat at my computer mousing through all the commotion in the world, tragedies on every side such as the setting a fire of school children in Nigeria and the death of a young black American teen while in custody and “no one knows” what happened, to the changes going on all across the […]

Read the full article →

A REAL PERSPECTIVE: Get Out Of Emotion And Dive Into Truth

January 27, 2016

So, this week started off interesting being that I ended up teaching myself something new in efforts to assist someone else.  No, it wasn’t planned, but God Almighty works in mysterious ways, and I do believe that as I was teaching this particular person something, the lesson was also for me, a reminder to not […]

Read the full article →

KNOW THE DIFFERENCES: Novel vs. Novella vs. Short Story

December 22, 2015

Having been a part of the literary world for a long time now, I have found out that many people, including upcoming authors and some readers, have no idea about the differences in what they are reading as far as length. In general, NOVELS are longer than NOVELLAS. NOVELLAS are longer than SHORT STORIES. Authors […]

Read the full article →


November 3, 2015

So look, I just finished watching NO ESCAPE tonight. Ridiculously good movie. I was ready to flippin’ vomit by mid movie because the suspense and tension level was raised so high that I just needed a toilet. Think I’m lying? Who cares. This is truly a first date type of movie if your first date […]

Read the full article →

When Writing, Prepare For the Unexpected…Because Things Will Just HAPPEN!

October 26, 2015

I’ve been a professional writer since 2002, and of all my years writing, the unexpected generally seems to pop up at the worst times. For instance, there was one particular time where I was completely finished with my novel, and upon having it published, I opened up the file, and boom! Many of the words […]

Read the full article →

LISTEN IN: I’m a Guest On Rikki R Jones Hand and Footprints 100th Show!

July 8, 2015

UPDATED:  Listen up to the show if you missed it!  (Click this link if the video doesn’t play – Check Out Motivation Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with RikkiRJones on BlogTalkRadio with Hand & Foot Prints–What is Your Legacy? & 15 minute CONUNDRUM on BlogTalkRadio Everyone, I’ll be the featured guest on Rikki R […]

Read the full article →


June 20, 2015

I haven’t been on in a while, however, I thought I’d drop in on MY HAPPENINGS to let everyone know what I’ve been up to lately. I recently released a sequel novella to I THOUGHT I WAS ALONE titled I THOUGHT I WAS ALONE 2, and it’s a great thriller that I do believe everyone […]

Read the full article →

Became a Loyal IT WORKS Customer, Attended Online It Works Party!

May 20, 2015

As I previously posted my introduction to It Works products some weeks ago, I’ve received my Greens on the Go, and I must say that I am enjoying it.  I drink it mixed with 16 ounces of water in the morning and go about my day, and it makes a great addition to my diet […]

Read the full article →

2015 SC Book Festival – See Highlights From My Weekend Book Signing Event

May 17, 2015

First, I want to thank everyone who came out to the meet and greet while getting their books signed. It was exceptionally nice meeting everyone.  Thanks for your purchases and photos.  My husband, Rod Cornelius, and I truly enjoyed every moment. Now on to my happenings. The mood was ripe and ready on Saturday which […]

Read the full article →