Who Needs a Book Publishing House

Who Needs a big publishing house

I’ve got my own inventory in a stockroom aka my trunk.


Black Woman With Locs

Black Woman With Locs

I went looking online for nudes of Black women with locs. I wanted to draw them to practice technique. I also wanted a point of reference as I start to consider what I want on the cover of my next book, which is a poetry book about sex. I didn’t find any useful art photos, and when I used the word “naked” in the search I got porn. So I’m going to start collecting beautiful nudes here that I love.

Reader Email

Recently I’ve been so happily overwhelmed by the people who tell me they are moved by “Descendants of Hagar” I haven’t known what to do with myself.  This morning I received an email from a reader who actually came to my webpage, found my email and wrote to tell me what she thought about the book.  I am going to post it in it’s entirety.  

All of the warm receptions have definitely encouraged me to stay focused, motivated and goal oriented. Thank you Hazel

The letter is below:

I just finished reading Descendants of Hagar about an hour ago and I feel as though some bit of me was taken ,awakened and re-introduced to herself and taken again. A friend of mine gave me this book yesterday because I had been telling anyone who was willing to listen that I absolutely must read it this year, this after I saw a review of it on Sistahs on the shelf.
I’m feeling so many things, can’t really name them but they are familiar things, things I kept feeling whilst reading it, things I’ve felt before in my life. It’s just such a wonderful thing that this story made me remember all of those things that I’ve felt before. I feel like I’m still trying to catch my breath and take my head out of the story, I see myself living in the space where it’s most alive and breathing in my head for the next couple of weeks.
I just really want to say thank you, this was such a beautiful story and I absolutely can’t wait for September. September is my birthday month so I’m definitely going to guilt a lot of people into getting Daughters of Zion for me 😀
Your mind is such a beautiful place, the things it shows and the feelings they evoke are just sublime.  I also appreciate the amount of research that anchored this story. Uuuuuh your writing is appreciated.
I absolutely love it, thank you so much.
…As I wait for September…
Hazel Jambo