Tuesday, October 10, 2006

A Brotha in Timberland Boots

Yesterday a reader asked me where did I come up with my latest hero, Reginald Hodges? Well, I'm gonna tell you. I was at the club with my girls one Friday night sipping apple martinis and bobbing my head to the beat of the music when this man walked in. My heart started racing. My hand was shaking so bad I had to put my drink down. Brotha was fine! Cornrows. Throwback jersey. Loose fitted jeans. And Timberland boots. All three of us noticed and I couldn't take my eyes off this man. He looked like the good Lord had dipped him in a pot of chocolate, and them eyes! Oh me. Oh my! They were large and light brown and drew you in with one long piercing look. After asking around, the girl at the next table told me his name was Reggie and that he did odd jobs in the neighborhood. Painting. Remodeling. You name it. I didn't move the rest of the night. All I did was stare and try to decide which room I needed painted first. By the end of the night I had his business card in hand, and as soon as I got home, I started preparing a character description for my next book. Just a regular brotha from the hood, wearing low riding jeans and Timberland boots. With that in mind, A Delight Before Christmas was born.

Angie Daniels


Lyric Perry said...

Dang Angie you make me wanna go clubbing so I can find me a little eye candy...

M Monkou said...


Now I'm not only interested in the book, but into which room he actually got to paint :-)


Angie Daniels said...

Hey Michelle,

Reginald painted the bedroom, of course:~)

Angie Daniels said...

Hey Michelle,

I'll give you a hint...it's the room with the queen-size sleigh bed:~)

Dee said...

Sounds juicy Angie!