Monthly Archives: June 2012

Show Your True Colors

Cyndi Lauper has launched a new project in the US aimed at empowering and advocating on behalf of homeless gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender youth, and raising awareness of the problems they face.

Forty to None has produced a public service announcement featuring Cyndi Lauper and young people from various New York City based service providers, including the True Colors Residence, The Door, Green Chimneys, and Safe Space, that presents the realities of LGBT youth homelessness through tangible statistics, and encourages the audience to get informed and get involved in the Forty to None Project (see video below).

via Video: Cyndi Lauper launches organisation for homeless LGBT youth in the US –


Families Matter Interview Tomorrow

Tomorrow will be my last scheduled Blogtalkradio interview for a while, so you might want to catch it live.  If you can’t, that’s okay, too.  It will be archived at the same link location below and you can listen at your leisure.  This interview will be less about writing and Painted Black and instead will focus on homelessness, particularly street kids.

Wednesday June 27 – 6 pm EST | 5 pm CST | 3 pm PST
World of Ink’s Family Matters
Moderator: V.S. Grenier
This show will focus on the issue of homelessness and how families, children and youth are victims of this issue in today’s economic times.

Listen To Me Ramble

The interview yesterday on Ramblings of a Mad Southern Woman was a lot of fun.  We talk about Painted Black and the next Jo Sullivan novel, Bend Me, Shape Me but also about writing, getting published and promoting your work.  I definitely recommend checking out all the archived interviews on the site, not just mine.  These two hosts make a great tag team and enjoy what they’re doing so the listeners do as well.

Click below to listen.

Urban Art by Ray Ferrer

If you’re into wall art, known as graffiti to some, check out this site.  Some of the pieces RAY FERRER has posted here would look great on the streets of Chicago.  Or as a cover for my next Street Stories suspense novel.

Hmmm, I wonder if Ray is willing to do commissions on much smaller works of art?

Check out his blog.  Great stuff here.

via New Civil Rights / Freedom Bus Piece…..

Radio Ramblings

Friday will be my first hour-long interview on Blogtalk Radio.  The show is called Ramblings of a Mad Southern Woman and my only hope is that I can find enough interesting things to say for a whole hour without either rambling or sounding mad.

I hope you can join me live, but if not, please check out the archived interview when you get a chance.