From Shakespeare to Hip Hop: The Evolution of “Swag”

Dear Readers and Verbivores, Lately, I have spent considerable time (and $$$) purchasing swag to help promote my book, Nutmeg Street: Egyptian Secrets. Loving words as I do, I started wondering about the origin of the word “swag.” Swag as a word has a fascinating history. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary and/or smspantherpress.wordpress.com, the word has been…

Party Redux

Dear Kids and Other Readers, I recently hosted a party. My house literally overflowed with an abundance of friends and neighbors. I am truly blessed to have these people in my life! That event reminded me that I need to plan another celebration, this time, for February–my long-anticipated Book Launch Party! Such a party is where…

Swag and Bag

Dear Kids and Other Readers, Now that the front cover of Nutmeg Street: Egyptian Secrets is finished (yay!), my Cover Reveal date has been set for November 1, and I’ve hired two book promoters, it’s time for me to start planning and purchasing BOOK SWAG. So what’s book swag, you ask? Book swag includes any useful,…