On Saturday May 12, 2012 my company By Renee Visions Publishing House (BRV), will be releasing its second book titled “Bare Naked” by author Tracy “Mind.Evolution.” Caldwell. “Bare Naked” is a collection of poems that are raw and derived from real life experiences. This book is fearless with it’s honesty regarding relationships, world views and self-acceptance. Tracy says, “I was able to open up and accomplish my dreams without compromising who I am. I am on mission to move and motivate people with this book.”
As a poet myself I have so much respect for this woman. She immediately captivated me from the first time I saw her perform. I thought to myself, “who is this chick”. She was so passionate in her delivery and had me hanging on to her every word. Every time I saw her I was drawn into her story and wanted to know more.
Almost 2 years ago she called me to discuss publishing her book. We spoke briefly about it but at the time I was in the middle of co-writing, “A Pretty Girl’s Bullsh*t” (APGBS) – another novel to be released through BRV in the near future. As a small, independent publishing house I try to focus on one project at a time to be fair to each author while balancing my own personal projects as an artist.
Soon after this conversation Tracy and I became very good friends when we both got cast for the Ma Peach production of “For Colored Girls…”. During this time the author of (APGBS) had some family issues come up so we had to delay the release of her novel. Today, we are still in production of this book. To make a long story short 2 years later “Bare Naked” got moved to the forefront and here we are on the brink of history about to release Tracy’s book. This journey has taught me a lot about patience, persistence, determination and timing.
It has also taught me a lot about business and the publishing industry. I feel more confident in what I do and I am excited to put more books out. This feeling of accomplishment is not something I can explain easily in words. But to be a part of making someone else’s dream come true is priceless. I know I was destined to do this!
This book release event is exclusive and is hosted by Brighter Than Before, Ent. another company to which I am one of the co-founders. You must be on the guest list to attend. Come celebrate with us downtown at Hartford 21. You can RSVP by adding your name to the guest list no later then Friday May 11, 2012 @ 6pm. To add your name to the list you can either email firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call (860) 578-2050 visit www.brighterthanbefore.com for more details.