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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?

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. :)

I’m BAACCCKKKK —with a Video Blog & other news @phetteogburn

Happy Monday,

Let me say that I am so super sorry for being away for so long. During my absence, I’ve gone through a divorce, began a new relationship and have been doing some intense soul searching — which I’m going to share in my new video blog launching October 1st — along with my author journey.

I’ve gotten lotsa questions about the steps I took to write my book, so I figured it’d be even greater to simply tell it all in Video/blog a.k.a. Vlog form.

I need you to do me a favor and subscribe to my YouTube Channel so that the second I launch on October 1st, you will get a message in your email box. If you ever wanted to know how to write that book, hear other authors’ stories, or to get motivated, click HERE to subscribe. There will be weekly writing exercises, giveaways and prizes. You don’t want to miss out on that stuff, do you?

The launch happens October 1st!!!! Subscribe by clicking HERE and, when you get to my YouTube Channel, tap the little red Subscribe button on the right hand side to be a part of the festivities.

See you soon…

I also changed the way I write my name. I’ll tell you all about it in a Vlog post soon!

Website Makeover, Merry New Yr & all that good stuff…#2013 #update

Here it is the end of January and this is my first post of 2013. Though my intentions are good, I know I must be diligent when it comes to blogging/writing/expressing regularly (a semi, sorta New Year’s Resolution, but I don’t wanna call it that on the grounds I may jinx it *wink).

My time away has not been because I’ve been, ya know, slacking and watching way too much Scandal, Private Practice, and Double Divas or anything like that…eh, maybe that’s part of the reason; however, I have accomplished some things:

1. I enlisted the help of Duolit to makeover my site and make it more…ME! They tweaked the banner, cleaned up the tabs, and added a button for 3 Chicks and Some Books (A Collabo Project). I’m satisfied with the results. bannercomparison

2. I have some collaborative projects coming up and, I must say, I’m for real for real excited about ’em.*See #1

3. My goal is to write at least 5 books by the end of 2013. Now, with all the voices, I meant, characters in my head, this should be a fairly easy task, right? NOT! But I’m up for the challenge. See my Work In Progress page for more in-fo!

4. This ones a biggie…I sent my manuscript for Innocence, GA (a book I’ve been working on since NaNoWriMo 2011) to my editor. This right here is celebratory. Here’s an excerpt –> InnocenceGAExcerpt Phettefront(2)

What are some of your goals/plans for the year?

Goodreads Book Giveaway ~IT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU

Happy Holidays, happy holidays

For those of you who have yet to read my book, I’m doing a giveaway on Goodreads through January 14, 2013 where five random people will be chosen to receive a FREE, autographed copy. Enter for your chance to win or, if you already have a copy, tell a friend. Remember, sharing is caring!!! =)


#Interview on @RedRemoteTV ~8/15/12

Interview on the Red Remote TV Show

Happy Thursday,

Last night, thanks to my wonderful publicist Kelly Greene, I got a chance to interview on UDetroit’s Red Remote TV Show and, let me just say, it was super fun!!!

I was able to witness some of the young talent in Detroit as well as network with fellow writers. It was quite an experience. See for yourself: My Interview. I come on around 18:35.