Author – Spoken Word Artist – Poet – Storyteller
Obelia can be truthfully described as “one of a kind.” Her writing style varies from verse to free form, topics may cover anything from mental health to everyday life for mom, and she will write with the same passion for one person as the intended audience as she does for 100. Her debut novel released in February 2018 and has given us another avenue by which we can see her works and talents.
Obelia has performed as a spoken word artist nationally and in Japan while her family was stationed overseas. She was a featured poet for the Black Poetry Cafe Calendar 2009, was interviewed by Dread Daze’s Najashi (online magazine), and has shared her work on several online radio shows. After a long hiatus, she has returned and is ready to publish.
Heart of Crystal (Book One: Trust Me) has already been requested across the Tidewater area. Readers have expressed their enjoyment for finding a novel that fits closer to what they see. Writers, especially poets, have expressed enjoying the novel because they see themselves in the characters.
Upcoming projects include:
“My Most Valuable Possession” (a short story) – published; available on Amazon
Written/Completed and with Editor or Publisher:
Poetry book(s) – print release planned for Fall 2018 through Wider Perspectives Publishing
Participant – poetry anthology 757 Perspectives Vol. III print release planned September 2018
novella (about 20,000 words) – participation in anthology with approximately 10 authors; planned for Winter 2019 – Title and details will be released at later date
In writing phase:
Heart of Crystal – Book 2 in progress – 20%
Heart of Crystal – Book 3 in planning
Heart of Crystal Novella spinoff – in progress 40%