My poetry is not for everyone and that is okay…

Shit happens.

Yeah, it does. It is okay. I view certain situations as a blessing in disguise. I was recently let go of my publishing company back in July. That was two months after sending my upcoming book for edits and a book cover. Also, around the time I was on the cover of UBAWA July 2017 magazine for Urban Authors. Everything happens within time. Within time I found out many of my pen sisters are no longer with the publisher as well. That is because…

Shit happens!

I am republished under CreateSpace (self-published) for my print book and my e-book is mine completely. I will be buying an ISBN for the print copy (important to buy your own ISBNs). My 2nd book is released as well. I am super excited because I feel like it is my time. During my time under my previous publishing company. I learned a lot. I learned what it takes to become a successful writer. It was harder than what I expected. I went through 3 editors. Despite that I still found issues that could be fixed with my writing. It was a bit tedious. I found something wrong every time I would read it over again. I also I had to remember. This is my voice starting at the age of 12. Of course, there will be grammatical and spelling errors. Of course, there will be slang I do not even use now.

My writing is not for everyone and that is okay! 

I was not placed on this earth to please everyone. I was here to fulfill my purpose in this fucked up world. This world full of such craziness it is often beautiful. I know my poetry will not be for everyone’s taste buds. I am fine with that. That is because I wrote my truth. I wrote my pain at a time when I was at my lowest. At a time, I was going through hormones that all adolescents will go through. I write for the young people who can relate right now and for those who can relate even still because they were that boy or girl.

It is important for writers to know that is okay for a reader to not like your book. It is okay for a reader to not get it. The most important thing is there will be many more who will get. There are readers out there that will understand than the few who do not. I noticed people will write a 1-star review on your book just because Amazon “messed up.” To me that is absurd! Please leave the Amazon complaints to Amazon the book needs honest reviews. It just goes to show some people are just never satisfied. That is okay. Your writing is for you and for those who will enjoy your mind. Your mind is beautiful, and someone deserves to read it.

Thank you for reading


Shanet O.

Get your copies of my latest poetry books today!

‘Mind, Body, and Soul of a Teenage Intellect”

 ‘Mind, Body, and Soul: The Lyrics’


New Music from SUNSQUABI- ‘Dexter’ (feat. Nick Gerlach)

SunSquabi is an Electric-Hydro Funk is a trio band based out of Boulder, Colorado. The members of the group consist of Chris Anderson: Drums, Josh Fairman : Bass/Synth Kevin Donohue and Guitar/Keys/Production. The trio is currently signed with GRiZ’s All Good Records with a debut “Odyssey” in 2016 and now “Deluxe EP” coming in late Spring 2017. They are already created a name for themselves with 2016 being their breakout year. They are currently touring nationwide.
This bands unique instrumentals will sure to get you dancing on your feet. With their latest release March 15th, 2017, Dexter (feat. Nick Gerlach). The feature artist Nick Gerlach is on the saxophone which gives the song a jazz flavor. The song will take you on five minute and 35 second Hydro Funk journey you have yet to experience. Their sound is truly unique and will have first time listeners wanting more of their electric energy. You can hear the soul, jazz, and rock all entwine into one.  The song is available on Soundcloud with over 63K plays, 4K likes, and 1K retweets. The song is available on Soundcloud with over 63K plays, 4K likes, and 1K retweets.



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I know I know I know. You heard it all before. Get paid to do this and that. It does get quite annoying. I have found legit Work At Home sites. I will provide two that I got paid from. This is not fast money. IT is fast when you work hard for your money. If you have extra spare time it is worth it.

Mystery Shopping- One survey gives you the most $40. The second one is $20. They will stop you at about two jobs. Then you get paid to refer people which is $20 dollars per referral. The company provides you the links and you screenshot each time you do a task. Once you complete the job sheet you e-mail it back. They pay you at the end of the month via Paypal. Every once in awhile they will provide you a job sheet since you already worked with them before.  Check them out here: Mystery Shopping

E-mail when you completed your first job sheet at That is how you get the referrals. Once you e-mail your name and e-mail you used I can e-mail the manager. The same will go for you as well. You have to work for your referrals. I am actually doing a little side job where I get paid to post ads for them. A little coin here or there is worth it.

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Gender Reveal!

Hey guys!


It has been a while. I have some exciting news. I am expecting my third boy. I honestly thought the way my experience was this time around it would be a girl. That was because I was very nauseous the first 6 weeks more than the last two. I know have to keep the C tradition in names. It is so hard for me IMO to choose a boy name. I had my daughter name picked out since the first boy. Maybe one day I will get to use it. or maybe I will adopt a girl out the womb. For now I will settle for a girl puppy to doll up.

Now with my two boys I had to get creative with a gender reveal. I was supposed to have a gender reveal party. Since my husband does not like surprises. I told one of my close friends to pretty much call it off. My husband was right. It is another boy and I would have been crying at my gender reveal when it turns out to be another boy. I am blessed because boys are awesome. My boys are sweet but you have to be very firm with them. They will sometimes try you. I am excited to introduce my third and maybe final prince to the Brown castle.

My gender reveal I used pumpkins (I LOVE pumpkin!). Each pumpkin had its own theme. They were in size order. I made the baby pumpkin for the soon to be ooze out BLUE! I also spray painted leaves blue and had my boys throw them into the air. Everyone asked where I got the idea from. Well two Halloweens ago back in 2015 I seen a cool pumpkin experiment. The experiment involved vinegar, baking soda, and food coloring. I cut out a pumpkin and had my first son take it away. The pumpkin oozed out green from it’s mouth. It was pretty cool. So, cool I decided to be creative and do that. Guess what? Everyone thought it was a pretty cool idea. I like to always switch things up and put my own spin on things. Honestly, my mind comes up with a lot of weird ideas. Sometimes they work perfect and sometimes with a little tweaking it can be accomplish. Without further pictures of my gender reveal ado.


Since, I do not have premium I cannot show the actual video. You can get a sense from the pictures. This is a cool activity to do with your little ones gender reveal or not.