Avril Somerville’s first book of nonfiction in essays and verse, A Journey Of Life On Purpose: Creativity, Love, Womanhood, Community, Race, and Identity launches on Independence Day, July 4th, 2015 everywhere as a paperback and e-book, but is now available for Pre-Order at Amazon.


For a limited time, you can also order an Autographed By the Author copy here (while supplies last).

Writer and speaker AVRIL SOMERVILLE is also the author of the upcoming, highly anticipated novel, How Dare You Say Goodbye? Her poem “Massive Cover-Up” was selected for a performance at the Art Sanctuary of Philadelphia’s 31st Annual Celebration of Black Writing Festival, an event renowned for featuring some of the region’s most talented authors and artists.




Note: Symbol on front cover is a combination of two separate Adinkra symbols from West African tradition –the “Morning Star” which can mean a new start to a new day, and the wheel which represents rotation or independent movement. In essence, it is a symbol that represents transformation; after all, it is the reason we are here, to leave better than when we came, that is to be transformed. Namasté.

Cover Art by Eric Hutchison at

3 thoughts on “BOOKS

    Lisa W Tetting said:
    06/15/2015 at 8:27 pm

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      SomerEmpress responded:
      06/15/2015 at 9:56 pm

      Ooh yay me! Thanks Lisa! I am honored. So much catching up to do! I will handle this honor pronto, my new blogger friend. 😉

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        Lisa W Tetting said:
        06/15/2015 at 11:01 pm

        I am glad you’re happy my friend.


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