Seems like nowadays I'm getting ideas from any and everywhere. Whether I'm having a bland conversation with a coworker or daydreaming in line at Starbucks, inspiration can strike at any time. I am so loving it. That wasn't always the case, though. Since I was young I had the idea drilled into me that great … Continue reading Write What You Know…Or Not
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RICHIE I hadn't heard from Isabel all week. Not since the one time she called and hung up the evening I confronted Chloe about messing up my car. I didn't know how to feel about that. Part of me was happy my friend was spending time with her man. I knew Isabel's limited communication with … Continue reading Sample Sunday — What A Person Wants
The look on Isabel’s face when we walked into Toriello’s was priceless. The huge restaurant doubled as a club with two upstairs dance floors: one for the smooth types who just desire good music, strong drinks and a grown and sexy atmosphere, and the other for the diehard dancers who needed to sweat out a … Continue reading Excerpt- What A Person Wants
I don't keep it a secret that I'm single and have been for a while. But I love to talk about relationships, romantic and otherwise. I've always been curious as to how people interact with each other. Always been an observer. So when I get into heated debates online about why single people should not … Continue reading Single Ladies: Advice from the Relationship Challenged
What happens when your idea of a perfect mate is tested? Isabel is an aspiring writer engaged to her very own Prince Charming. But when he goes away on a work assignment and fails to return home, Isabel begins to suspect her prince is not who she thinks he is. Richie is successful in every … Continue reading Debut Novel Cover Reveal: What A Person Wants
I am often approached by people who are curious to know what I am. If I were to use sarcasm, as I am apt to do, I would reply "I'm human," but I know that is not what is meant when people inquire about my pedigree. Throughout the years, I have experienced several negative encounters … Continue reading Not Just a “Black” Girl: How Personal Identity Should Be More than Race
A small glimpse into the debut novel, What A Person Wants, by Kris M. Bell. Coming soon!
It's not what you think. The young singer's song "Problem" plays constantly in my workplace. Enough so that I've begun to think there has been an exchange of money between Ariana's camp and my employer. I refuse to believe that "Problem" will play every three songs like clockwork without someone getting paid for it, but … Continue reading What Ariana Grande Taught Me About My Little “Problem”
So you love him, but you don't trust him? You'll share your body with him, but you won't let him into your innermost thoughts? You say he's different from the rest, and yet you still compare him to every man who's hurt you? How does that work? I know the first few lines insinuated that it's women … Continue reading A Personal Look at Insecurity