In this week’s blog, I wanted to discuss the Best Seller writing techniques and other myths. However, due to the sudden hospitalization of my husband, time would not allow it. Therefore, I have decided to take the opportunity, use some of my “grace” capital from Nubianlit.com, and toot my horn! Even when the enemy tries to snatch away your joy, he fails when God shows favor. Check out my Publisher’s Weekly Review for my upcoming novel Don’t Blame the Devil. It is the sequel to Somebody’s Sinning in my Bed. Make sure you pass it around and please preorder the book.
Don’t Blame the Devil
Pat G’Orge-Walker, Kensington/Dafina, $15 paper (320p) ISBN 978-0-7582-3542-8
Walker’s (Somebody’s Sinning in My Bed) latest hilarious faith-based romp spotlights a devilish diva who finally realizes that, although she might look like Lena Horne, she “ain’t Lena Horne.” But in Walker’s world, second chances at happiness are not only possible but probable, even at 63. Almost 40 years have passed since Delilah Dupree Jewel left her husband, Deacon Thurgood (aka “Thur-no-good”) and put their two-year-old son, Jessie, in foster care in order to pursue a career in showbiz that took her all the way to California. Back in New York, running out of money (but not out of smarts) and licking the wounds of her failed shot at stardom, she asks Jehovah for help. Ask and ye shall receive: she runs right into Thurgood at Harlem’s New Hope Assembly Church. Now 70, but still sporting the same hairstyle he wore in his youth, Deacon is mortified; he doesn’t want Delilah to know that he’s befriended Jessie, now a widower, but he’s never told Jessie that he’s his real father. But the truth finally, and humorously, comes out. Walker shines a little light on a wacky family reunion with her usual inspirational, knee-slapping style. (Sept.)
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Pat G’Orge (pronounced Gee-or-jay) – Walker is in a league of her own. This accomplished Christian author and comedienne has an amazing mind and talent for turning her observations of church and black church life, in particular, into gems of sidesplitting humor. It is her own special gift from God that enables G’Orge-Walker to depict the often ridiculous antics of church folk. She does it without subverting the Good News or watering down the potency of its message.
Pat G’Orge-Walker has led a colorful life professionally, to say the least. She is a former record industry veteran who has worked for several major labels including Epic, Def Jam, and Columbia. She also performed with the legendary 60′s girl group, Arlene Smith and the Chantels (“Maybe”) as well as with gospel groups.In between writing books and spending time with her husband Rob in their Long Island, New York, home, Pat is busy touring the country performing her sold-out one-woman Sister Betty comedy show.Websites:www.sisterbetty.comwww.patgorgewalker.com