Friday, November 04, 2005

Darrious Hilmon


I met Darrious Hilmon this summer in Atlanta, while our book tours came together at Outwrite Books. He came to my event. I went to his.

A Detroit native, like me, Darrious is the bestselling author of several novels, including 5 Dimes and Divalicious. I've heard they're laugh-out-loud funny, according to reviews, and his books are next on my to-be-read list. That should be this weekend, when I finish Babylon Sisters by Pearl Cleage.

Anyway, Darrious is one of the coolest folks out there. His entourage, which consists of his sister Javaki Hilmon (co-author on their new release, Mad Love) and close childhood friends, is a cool bunch and welcomed me. We discovered our Detroit six degrees of separation, starting with the great Renaissance (my high school) vs Cass Tech rivalry.

He's taking a hiatus from the road for a minute. Rest and relaxation. Very deserving, with three books already in the can and submitted. If you get a chance, check out his website and books.
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4 comments:

~^^~Elsie~^^~ said...

Hey Freddie! Long time - no read! Hope everything is okay! Haven't heard of that Darrious author but he sure does seem talented!

blaqwriter said...

Hey, I like your blog-very informative and entertaining for an aspiring writer such as myself.

I hadn't heard of Darrious Hilmon but let me know when you're finished with Babylon Sisters, I really enjoyed that book with the exception of the unrealistic ending (no spoiler lol) but it was very entertaining.

Joanne said...

Hey, glad to hear that he's a cool guy. I've read 5 Dimes and loved it. It's always good to know that the people whose writing you love are actually cool/nice/real/fun(ny) people in real life.

Javaki Hilmon said...

Hey Fred...very nice blog spot you've got here. I'll be sure to bookmark you and check back from time to time.

Take care.