I Love Promoting #RWISA #RRBC Books, But… (#AnOrphanNoMore) @IAmReginaLouise
…every now and again, I come across those that I think might be so good, that I have to promote them just as hard as I would a really good #RWISA or #RRBC book.
Everyone knows that I love Lifetime Television. My husband and children would tell you that I watch too much LT but, I would be quick to counter that I don’t watch enough. I mean, LifeTime is where I garner much of the knowledge I use to keep them all safe. You’d think they’d appreciate that.
Although all the stories on LT aren’t based on true stories, they are stories that make you feel so deeply, they could be.
Today, while watching LT in my office as I often do on Saturdays, a movie trailer came on that left me confused. The title, “I AM SOMEBODY’S CHILD: The True Story of Regina Louise” stood out for me, as I have an unpublished poem entitled “SOMEBODY’S CHILD” that I penned in 2011.
I will admit that even though some of the imagery from the trailer was a bit enticing, it was lacking in so many areas. As my youngest daughter put it, “Most trailers leave you in suspense and anxiously awaiting the movie. This trailer was just plain stupid.” I had to laugh at her assessment, as the trailer also left me wondering why anyone would want to see the movie after viewing that poor production. When it ended, I found myself asking the television, “Who the heck wrote that and what did they expect me to learn from it?”
Since the creator of the trailer wasn’t in my office to answer my questions (nor was he or she inside of my television obviously), I headed to Google to find out for myself who Regina Louise was.
I learned a lot about her from that simple search, but, it was this poem of hers that I happened upon that left me breathless and wanting to see the movie behind that poor production of a trailer. The words and the delivery literally forced me to Amazon to purchase her books, and now, I (along with my daughter) anxiously await the movie’s premiere in April.
During this month of Black History, I find the sharing of this poem by bestselling author, Regina Louise, highly appropriate for the time.
“SHE WAS ALL I EVER WANTED”
Here are the only two books that I found by this author and I just can’t wait to read them:
Let me reiterate that I have not read these books and therefore am unable to share any insight into the worthiness of the reads…yet. I have purchased them on the basis of the profoundness and the delivery of the poem above, by the author herself.
If you’re curious about the hashtag in my title, #AnOrphanNoMore, click the link for more beauty behind this unique mother/daughter love story. (I must share that this article starts off with a few typos, but the story itself is so wonderful, you’ll soon forget those little hiccups).
Now tell me, have you ever been so moved by a trailer that you couldn’t wait to rush out and get the book or see the movie? Or, has a certain piece of writing felt so phenomenal to you that it left you panting for more of that author’s work? If so, please share your stories in the comments section below.
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