While out in Palm Springs at Dinah Shore, I had the opportunity to meet an up and coming sista who is an author out of Memphis, TN by the name of Skyy.

Skyy’s debut novel Choices, which is currently on sale in a store near you, is about the lives and relationships of four African-American collegiate women. Skyy plans to follow her literary debut with a series of books surrounding the same characters in Choices.

April Blair, Skyy, was born and raised in Memphis, TN. Always daydreaming about big goals, she began to call herself SKY because she felt it represented her. She considered herself big, beautiful and her emotions were like the weather, can change in an instant. After becoming a member of Memphis‘ largest lesbian family/house, Sky was changed to Skyy Blu to use as her family name and has stuck.

I am pleased to introduce Skyy Blu as the latest Lesbians I Love profile.

 

 

ABOUT SKYY’S NOVEL CHOICES

Skyy’s debut novel Choices, which is currently on sale in a store near you, is about the lives and relationships of four African-American collegiate women. Skyy plans to follow her literary debut with a series of books surrounding the same characters in Choices.

An Excerpt From Chapter One of Choices

Denise put on her shades and relaxed in the back seat of her best friend’s Explorer. As soon as the girl gave her best friend the look, Denise knew it was time to get out of the truck. She stepped out and scanned the college campus; it seemed to look smaller every year.

Sounds of the latest hip-hop jam blared through the large speakers that the local hip-hop station had set up in front of the Student Center. Sorority women strolled to the songs throwing up their hand signs, while fraternity men yelled their frat calls. Anxious people watched, some dreaming of the day they would be in the middle of the lines.

“Damn,” Denise said as the passenger door hit her on her back.

“My bad, Dee. Didn’t mean to hit you,” Lauren smiled as she hopped out of the truck.

“Um…” Denise said pointing to Lauren’s twisted skirt. “You might want to fix that.”

Lauren blushed. “Damn,” she said adjusting her skirt. She pulled on her shirt to make sure it was in place as well. “Tell Cooley I will see her later.”

Denise watched the young girl switch away. She shook her head. “Will you never learn?”

Purchasing Your Copy of Choices

You can buy Choices Directly from the Publisher, Kings Crossing Publishing. Go to kingscrossingpublishing.com to order your copy of the hottest novel hitting the streets today.

CHOICES is now available on Amazon.com»

The following stores are now currently carrying Choices. Please go to your local independent bookstores and urge them to carry this groundbreaking book.

DC
DC Bookman
www.dcbookman.com

Lambda Rising Bookstore
1625 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 462-6969
(Fax)(202) 462-7257
shop@lambdarising.com

DELAWARE
Lambda Rising – DE
39 Baltimore Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
(302) 227-6969
shop@lambdarising.com

GEORGIA
Outwrite Books
991 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Charis Books and More
1189 Euclid Ave Ne
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 524-0304

MARYLAND
Lambda Rising – MD
241 West Chase Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 234-0069
shop@lambdarising.com

PENNSYLVANIA
Giovanni’s Room
345 South 12th Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19107
at 12th & Pine Sts in Philly’s “Gayborhood” (Center City)

TENNESSEE
Davis-Kidd Booksellers
387 Perkins Road Extended
Memphis TN 38117 (901) 683-9801

Imagine This Bookstores
Memphis, TN
1280 Southland Mall (901) 345-2900
Hickory Ridge Mall (901) 375-4449

OutLoud! Books
1703 Church St
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 340-0034

TEXAS
Bookwoman Books
918 W. 12th Street
Austin, TX 78703

 

MORE ABOUT SKYY

 

Hometown:
Memphis TN….Yeah, my school lost but that’s ok.

Age:
25

Single, Dating, or Married:
Very single, lol, and looking.

Children? Yes, No, In the Future:
No kids, but I have a dog named Kovu.

Occupation:
Writer

Describe yourself in one word:
Unique

What’s your favorite color?
Blue…Tiffany blue.

What’s your favorite food?
Hot wings

Do you prefer fem or butch women and why?
I love butch women because I love aggressive women. I need someone who knows how to take control of a situation.

Favorite body part and why?
Ummmm…I have a thing for nice eyes and lips.

As Black a woman do you prefer natural or processed hair and why?
I have had a thing for women with locs lately…

What in your opinion are the biggest issues facing Black lesbians and our solutions if any?
I think we need to work on uplifting our community a little bit more. I would like to see more unity and positive young lesbians to come out.

McCain, Obama, or Clinton and why?
I might get hurt, but I’m still a Clinton person. I have yet to hear Obama say anything besides he’s for change. I need to hear how you plan to come about these changes. I need to hear your plans.

Who’s in your iPod/CD Player?
Raheem Devaughn and Keyshia Cole.

What’s your favorite quote?
“Never make someone your priority when you are only their option.”

Who’s your favorite author and why?
Michael Baisden because his book God’s Gift to Women is the first and only book that I read that I could not put down. I love that he has taken his books and turned them into great plays and soon to be movies.

When you watch television what do you watch?
Ummm… I watch a lot of TV but I love the “Tudors,” “L Word” of course, “Project Runway,” “Top Chef,” and “Rock of Love.”

What’s something that many people don’t know about you?
I’m very very shy. In Memphis, everyone knows me, but when I am out of town it’s hard for me to just walk up and talk to someone.

Top five places on the web?

  1. Myspace.com
  2. Downelink.com
  3. Yahoo.com
  4. Google.com
  5. Amazon.com

How can you be reached?
Via email at skyy@simplyskyy.com or my Myspace at www.myspace.com/simplyskyy.