The English Schoolhouse Stories on are Google Assistant!!!!!


So if you've followed The English Schoolhouse for the last seven years, you know this right here is something HUGE for my indie publishing house.

Now who was it that said that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck?? Because that IG wisdom has been attributed from everyone from Mark Twain to Buddha, so I don't really know whose wise words those are...but I'm here to testify on this Monday morning that they are deep truth.

I have been consistently writing and publishing and going through the ups and downs of what this wonderful ride called life is since 2014. So last November, I received an email from a guy from Google, asking to jump on a call to discuss my stories being featured on Google Assistant. I was excited at first, but to be honest...the lows of what many call self-publishing and I call independent publishing that I have experienced really had me quite guarded. I did accept the invitation to chat, but to say I was skeptical would be an understatement.

Y'all, I got on that call and all but accused the poor guy of being a Nigerian scammer...multiple times. 

I looked at his LinkedIn and told him he looked young.

(If you work for the P.R. Police and are reading with the intention of getting offended, know that my test revealed I gotta whole buncha Nigerian in me, so save it.)

"How do I know this is real?!?!" I kept saying. 
It just seemed too good to be true.

Hell, even my attorney was like, "I don't know about this..."

What I do know is that when God (and if you don't believe in God, ok, just substitute the Lord for goodness, grace, universal love, the Divine, the good of it all--whatever) lines up a blessing for you, absolutely nothing, not even your own stubbornness or disbelief, can block it.

What's for you truly is for you.

And thank God, this Google Assistant partnership was for The English Schoolhouse.

I've said in so many interviews that my goal is to get my stories into as many hands and hearts as possible, and partnering with a platform like Google Assistant is definitely a leap in the right direction to making that happen.

My favorite part of the partnership is that I get to tell my stories, MY way. 

Ah, the creative freedom of it all!!!! You can expect dozens of new stories available exclusively on Google Assistant from The English Schoolhouse in the coming weeks and months.

In honor of International Day of the Girl, Google Assistant launched thirteen of my stories as well as several from Capstone Publishing. To listen to the stories, all you gotta do is make like Tallulah and say these words:

There are sooooo many great selections, and I ain't just sayin' that 'cause I wrote and narrated and art directed and edited the stories! Check out what's available NOW...

It's hard for me to pick personal favs, 'cause these really are all my book babies, but I really think the following are NOT to be missed:

-Tallulah the Tooth Fairy CEO and the Corona Challenge (I mean, kids wanna know how the tooth fairy and Santa are managing their duties during this pandemic.)

-Genevieve and the Giant

-Twelve Abyssinian Princesses

-Fatou and the Kora

-Mirella Rosso and the Big Bad Fabulous Wolf

So check out these stories and more on Google Assistant! I mean, who knows, like this article says, these stories on Google Assistant could very well inspire the next woman to change the world.

And lemme tell y'all, both the little girl and the grown woman within me are so proud to have my books on Google Assistant.

And make sure you get your copies of each one at!

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