Black Poets Massachusetts, Extra MoJo!, flash fiction, Hidden Charm Press, Rosebud and other small tales

July 3, 2013

Settled into the new digs in June.  Had a migraine for 3+ weeks.  Joined an online Fiction group; dropped out of online fiction group.  Wrote absolutely nothing that I was supposed to be working on.  Started writing a chapbook of flash fiction (Rosebud and other small tales).  What?  Since when do I write short fiction?  Since never, that’s when.  A breakthrough at last!  Woo hoo!!!

My friend Chris Robbins’ video of me reading from Extra MoJo!

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Black Poets Massachusetts, Boston culture, Extra MoJo!, Flash Memoir, mignon ariel king, Mignon's Diary, MoJo! Writers, Poetry

March 1, 2013

Well, it’s really only Feb. 27 at 3:30am, but close enough.  So my back and neck are still protesting having to sit still for 3 hours Monday night, and the cold I refused to let get the best of me until Tuesday is wiping me out…BUT it was totally worth it.

The launch of Hidden Charm Press with its first title Extra MoJo! at the Stone Soup Poetry reading in Central Square, Cambridge, MA on Monday night was fantastic!  The open mic was great.  My sisters-writers were an outstanding feature, making poems from the anthology leap off the page.  It was truly enthralling!  I couldn’t be prouder.

Hidden Charm Press (HCP) was created in July, 2011.  It took until July, 2012 to put together a first draft of the Extra MoJo! anthology. By Winter, 2012 I had a cover artist and layout artist on board to make the manuscript into the book that the 20 writers deserve.

Hurrah to my co-features Toni Bee and Robin White; kudos to Denise Washington whose poem is on the back of the book; woo hoo to cover artist Jessica Grundy and to my football buddy, layout artist Steve Glines, for making a pile of papers into a gorgeous book!

The Press’s inventory for the evening sold out, so now I can afford a new computer battery, the HCP website purchase, and incidentals like food all at the same time 😀

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photo of Robin White, Mignon Ariel King, and Toni Bee by chad parenteau

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Un-be-liev!-able Techno Updates

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Finding out that Hotmail is changing so I’ll need to switch to Outlook eventually, I decided to be proactive and make the change now.  What the hell, I’m already re-organizing my entire creative life anyhow during these underemployment/writer’s block/August stinks doldrums.

What a hassle!  The goal of merging 6 e-mails into 4 was apparently overly ambitious, so for now I’m down to 5.  My three professional e-mails and sites are for now:

MoJo!    mojo_hcp@outlook.com         http://mojowriters.com

HCP    mojo_hcp@outlook.com       http://hiddencharmpress.wordpress.com

U.M.Ph.! Prose   umphsubmits@yahoo.com           http://umph-prose.weebly.com

Frankly, that’s all you need to know!

Mignon and Friends, Brockton 2010
Mignon and Friends, Brockton 2010
Extra MoJo!, Hidden Charm Press, mignon ariel king, MoJo! Writers, Social Commentary

Finished for the Summer!

Finally done with all the creative work I needed to do this summer.  Two months of Friday and Saturday work binges, but now I get to relax for August.   Good timing.   Scared to think how hot August could get.   Can’t wait for Autumn!

Now all there is to do is decide whether to risk screwing up the first Hidden Charm Press book by doing the whole thing myself since I won’t have any dinero to pay experts any time soon.  I’m so excited to get to the second book that I finished its mss. ahead of schedule.   The Extra MoJo! anthology (The Best of MoJo! Issues 1-10) will be around 100 pages when it’s done.   It makes the two+ years since I started the online journal feel so incredibly rewarding.