Michelle Buckley

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Sunday, October 16, 2005

It's Gonna Get Personal Up In Herrre...

Helloooo . . . I'm Michelle Buckley, author of Bulletproof Soul. Welcome to my blogsite! This is my first time blogging and I'm looking forward to life in the blog world. This site was set up by a very special friend that I officially was introduced to on September 11 of this year (yeah, just a few weeks ago) during and after an online reading group chat (one of my very first -- YEAYYY!).

One thing you're gonna learn real quick is I like to laugh, so bring on the fun and craziness!!!! Just keep it positive!!!

I can't thank you enough for giving my writing dream wings by visiting my online home and my blogspot. I hope to constantly add things of interest to the site for both readers and writers including future book excerpts and more -- so please bookmark the site and come back often! Also don't forget to interact with me by sharing your thoughts, reviews, and comments!

And of course, DON'T FORGET TO BUY MY BOOKS! :-) Blessings to you all.

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Book Description
Bulletproof Soul pays respect to the resiliency of women from the ghettos to the burbs. It's a fast-paced and poignant debut novel that skillfully interweaves themes of love, betrayal, loss, hope and forgiveness. It's the story of Lacy Foxx, for whom the humor and horror of being black, female, single and searching (but in denial about it) is all too real. Unfortunately, her love life isn't her only problem. She's also struggling with the death of close family members, best friend woes, baby's momma drama and major job trauma. Will she learn to embrace her indestructible spirit . . . her bulletproof soul . . . in time before everything comes crashing down around her?

To purchase Bulletproof Soul online, visit:
http://www.amazon.com

About the Author
Bulletproof Soul is my first novel. As a result of the book, Black Issues Book Review Magazine included me in their July/August 2005 issue as a writer to watch -- a "fresh breeze." I've worked as a reporter, a publicist for Hallmark Cards and a freelance writer for publications like Black Enterprise Magazine. My writing is also included in the #1 Essence bestseller, Souls of My Sisters (Dafina, 2000).

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IF YOU'VE READ BULLETPROOF SOUL, GIVE ME A SHOUT TO LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THOUGHT ..... OR IF YOU'D LIKE TO SHARE ONE OF YOUR OWN BULLETPROOF SOUL MOMENTS, (A MOMENT THAT COULD HAVE DESTROYED YOU BUT INSTEAD REDEFINED WHO YOU WERE FOR THE BETTER) FEEL FREE TO SHARE THAT TOO.
8 Comments:
Blogger Josie said...

You know I loved it. I can't wait for the sequel. I'm thinking more and more that we're all band-aids in some way or another.

5:31 AM, October 18, 2005  
Blogger ByeBye said...

I read it I read it and liked me some whats her name? Lacy. Great book and I'm looking forward to your next one!!!

7:23 AM, October 18, 2005  
Blogger Michelle said...

E2U and Zaria -- thanks for the luv. I'm thrilled you both liked the book! I still have fond memories of our Sept. chat! If you'll have me back -- I'd like to chat about #2 next year!

11:37 AM, October 18, 2005  
Blogger Monica said...

Welcome to the blogosphere! I linked you on my blogroll. I hope you enjoy the ride.

3:05 PM, October 18, 2005  
Blogger tommi said...

My name is Tommi Patterson, President of Mahogany Interpretations
Bookclub, Charlotte NC. I recently founded this bookclub in April of this
year. We read motivational, spiritual, fiction & nonfictional as well as
current articles that effect us as a people, and any on-line text deemed
valuable.

You were selected as our "Feature Author of the Month" for July, and we
read your first novel... "Bulletproof Soul". We held our discussion forum
as we enjoyed our Lunch Cruise over Lake Norman in Mooresville NC.

This book had very good content and we all could feel Lacy's pain. I
think that we all could relate to the fact of a liberated woman who
couldn't pull her life together when it came to her relationships. We all
could sense that Wynn was not the man for her when he was first introduced
in the novel, and I am still in shock about him and "The Weebils"
parenting relationship that he failed to disclose. I admire Sebastian's
dedication and his willingness to support Lacy during both emotional and
physical hardships in her life. We all thought that in the end she would
have married him. They were soul mates. And no one was surprised that
Bibi and Mr. Harrison were united in Holy Matrimony.

I understand that this is your first novel, and us readers would like to
offer you some constructive feedback on the material we read. First of
all, your cover was definitely "banging" as they would say. We
interpreted there to be two bullet holes for Wynn, and one for Marcia. The
yellow band was a reflection of crime scene tape, and the woman had to be
Lacy. The material was interesting but it should have been dramatized
more when it came to Lacy's feelings. We look forward to reading your
work in the future.

We appreciate your hard work and dedication to provide high quality
literature for the readers. Keep up the superlative work!

**Please send any correspondences to:
mahoganyinterpretationsbookclub@yahoo.com

9:43 PM, October 18, 2005  
Blogger Dr. Deborah Serani said...

I am going to buy your book. How amazing to be recognized as a "writer to watch". And welcome to the blog world. It is such a wonderful place!!!

~Deb

1:37 PM, October 19, 2005  
Blogger Michelle said...

Monica -- You're my blogging idol. I want to be like you when I grow up.

Tommi -- a big what up to you and your reading crew. Thanks for giving this new author a chance.

Dr. Serani -- I'm humbled by your visit to my blog and offer to buy my book. Talk about people with issues, let me know what you think about the characters!

7:26 PM, November 02, 2005  
Blogger Michelle said...

I saw the following post recently on beautifulzaria.blogspot.com about my book and I was struck by just how much the reader got what I was trying to say:

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"I read Bulletproof Soul by Michelle Buckley this year and came to a revelation. We're all damaged in some way, covering up for a scar in our lives. Sometimes we hide that scar unaware that we can heal if we just remove the Band-Aid."
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Thought for the day: What are you doing to cover up and hide your soul's wounds? It's time to remove those Band-Aids ya'll and heal!

8:25 PM, November 02, 2005  

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