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My Upcoming Web Series | Table-read and Meet & Greet | @phetteogburn #WebSeries #WebShow @YouTube


Did you have a good weekend? Was it fun? Was it productive?

Yesterday was the table-read slash meet & greet for my upcoming web series. And, as expected, 2 of the MAIN characters weren’t able to make it. It almost messed up my mood, but I kept it moving.

I arrived at the library 30 minutes early, thinking, hey, I’m doing good…Only to find out they double-booked and had to change the room they’d initially reserved to a smaller one. Still, I didn’t trip because it’s better than not having a room at all, right? BUT…I was about to trip on the lady’s rudeness. In fact, a few of us were.

So…1 o’clock hits and still no room. 1:03…1:05…1:07…nothing. I’m trying to get the rude lady’s attention, but she was occupied with other customers. One time, she looked me square in the face and I politely said,”It’s past 1 o’clock.” She turned her head as if I said nothing.

At 1:10, one of my cronies, I meant, cast members walked over to the desk, customers and all, and asked, “Can you just tell us which room we’re in?” The older man, who was right there with the rude lady when the nice lady admitted she’d double booked, acted oblivious and said “What’s the name again? All the rooms are taken.”

I gave him my company’s name, and the rude lady jumped in and said, “It’s Room 2, straight to the back and on the left.” I gave her my “Please-don’t-make-me-act-up-in-Dearborn Heights-because-I-will” look. Like, why didn’t she say that before when we were having our staring contest??? But anyhoo…

We walked to the room and….


Before I could say ANBESOL (For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, click the link to watch the vid :-) ), one of my cronies, I meant, crew, was at the front desk.

The rude lady comes floating back there, having conversation with us as she’s opening the door, trying to lighten the mood. She even says a joke that none of us laughs at. We were all dead-pan like…

Rude lady, don’t try to be nice now. Get on out so we can get started.


The read was a success! The actors got into character, and even stepped up and read lines for those who didn’t show up. It was a great feeling.

Table Read/Meet & Greet

Table Read/Meet & Greet



The POINT of it all

The absolute moral to this story is, although the day started off rough, with the room and the characters not showing up, I had to keep…pushing…forward.

I’m a firm believer in that what is for me is FOR ME…and will be, regardless. Through tornados, hurricanes, monsoons…whateva.


I’m also a firm believer in when you’re passionate about something, you will make it happen at all costs. This was evident when one of the cast members drove from OHIO (2-3 hours away) to attend the read. Another caught the bus. That’s passion. That’s commitment.

I’m gonna do what it takes to get this project off the ground because I BELIEVE IN IT!!!! PERIOD. That’s the only option.

I hope the rest of your day turns out just as you want it to.

Keep pushing…Keep it moving…AND


Celibacy — 3 Reasons why I’ve chosen to do so | @phetteogburn #AddressNotSuppress

Happy Sunday. Happy day. Any day on the sunny side of the dirt is worth rejoicing.

I had a very rough weekend, so I’m a bit exhausted. However, I refused to let that be an excuse to not make a Blog/Vlog post.

Today’s topic:

Sexual abstinence from some or all aspects of sexual activity for some limited period of time, usually for non-religious reasons and for personal growth & empowerment.

In different periods of my life, I often entertained the idea of becoming celibate. This would come about whenever I would reach an impasse in a relationship and question its foundation.

What I found out was that ALL of my relationships were based on SEX!!!

I talk about this in my video Aura & Energy, and, back in the day, I didn’t make the connection that that’s why I wasn’t getting “more” from the relationship because the base/foundation was rocky from jump.

Here are the top 3 reasons why I’m choosing celibacy

3. Personal Growth
2. No more bartering SEX for attention
1. I want to be LOVED for who I am, not for what I can give sexually

Click on the video for more.

Thanks for watching y’all. Enjoy the rest of your day!!!

Who Am I & Why I’m Sharing My Story @phetteogburn

Happy It-Looks-Like-It’s-Gonna-Be-Snowy-and-Wintery-In-Michigan-Forever Sunday!!!!

I spent all day yesterday packing and moving, so my hair is a mess, hence the furry, purple, faux Kangol I’m rocking today. But anyhoo…

Purple Kangol

Purple Kangol

Who Am I
I am…


What this means is: I feel most comfortable writing than I do speaking. I enjoy sharing stories (story telling); it’s my passion and what I feel deeply about. And, I also get great satisfaction knowing someone is living their passion. Doing what she loves. Because the highest satisfaction is doing what we were brought here to do, ya know?

Why Am I Sharing My Story w/You?

Because…I wish someone had shared their stories with me as a kid, as a teen, as a young adult so that I didn’t feel so alone.

What story telling does is educate, enlighten, and let’s you know that there are other folks who are going or have gone through the same thing.

Stories give us HOPE. EMPOWER…and SAVES LIVES.

With the advent of FB, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, and other social media platforms, stories and messages are more easily conveyed and received, making them more accessible.


To educate, inform, and inspire women, teens, that it’s not too late to do what you were created to do! I do this by sharing my stories on my YouTube Channel, through my Books, and my social media outlets. Thanks so much for your feedback because it let’s me know that I’m on the right track.

Thanks for watching y’all.

The Author Formerly Known As…Phette Ogburn

Happy Sunday y’all.

I’m back again with a super short post & vid.

Some of you may have noticed that my website is http://www.phetteogburn.com and my Facebook is now Phette HOLLINS. Why is that?

My married name was OGBURN. When I got divorced almost 2 years ago, I went back to my maiden name. I am in the process of changing my website but am torn as to whether or not I should change my name as an author. My books are published under OGBURN, and I think it would cause more headache for me to start writing under my maiden name. I’m thinking about keeping OGBURN as it relates to my books and just use it as my pen name. What do y’all think? Does it even matter? Do y’all care one way or the other?


To honor my cousin Jessica’s memory, her friends, my family & I rock cheetah print (and purple) because she loved it and wore it on a regular. Soooo…..

If you have pics of you rocking cheetah, send them to me at: hollinsphette@gmail.com OR follow me on Twitter and Facebook and make sure to add the hashtag #Cheetah4UJai, & I will shout you out on one or all of my social media channels.

Check out the vid for more details. And don’t forget to Like…share…subscribe…and comment. That’s not a whole lot to ask, is it?

Use this QR Barcode to be quickly directed to my site! @phetteogburn



This is a test. I’m trying to see how this works and if it’s useful or not.

Thanks for your support.


Why I wrote #InnocenceGA @phetteogburn ~Available MARCH 1ST #Kindle #Nook #Smashwords

Hey y’all,

In this vid, I talk a little bit about the concept behind my upcoming book INNOCENCE, GA. Hopefully, you’re all caught up with all those juicy excerpts I’ve been posting for the past SEVEN WEEKS. Tomorrow, excerpt EIGHT will be released and is going to be the FINAL freebie. That’s because INNOCENCE, GA drops NEXT WEEK!!!! {Insert horns & musical instruments of your choice}

Check out the vid to gain some insight and see why this story is so important to me.


**Innocence, GA: Book Release/Update** @phetteogburn

Happy New Year’s Eve!!! I don’t know about you, but I’m geeked up about 2014. There are so many great things on the horizon. I absolutely cannot wait to share those with y’all.

As you know, today was supposed to be a monumental day. Yup. You guessed it…the day INNOCENCE, GA was to be released. Check out the vid for updates. :)