Friday, November 3, 2017

TEN - The Short Film

Our short film TEN has been accepted into two film festivals and I am soooo excited. Many people think of money as being dirty and nasty because of the places it has been like on the floor or in a woman's sweaty bosom but what about the situations in which currency is exchanged?   TEN follows the journey of a ten dollar bill where it exchanges hands ten times within a 24-hour time frame. Click the video below to watch. If money could talk, what would your money say about you? Would it reveal your dirty little secrets or nasty habits? Do you know where your TEN has been?

Thursday, June 29, 2017


Have you read my book 'Sorry'? I am the spotlight author today at Thinkers. Please join us at 14346 East Jefferson off Chalmers from 4:30p-6:30p to purchase an autographed copy or simply discuss the book.

Sponsored by Writers Authors Forum(W.A.F.)

Tuesday, January 3, 2017


For those who asked what's next? Pieces of Joi the movie! Auditions will be held January 14, 2017 for the film based on The bestselling book Pieces of Joi by author/filmmaker Mi'Kiel Los. Please read flyer for more info.

#actor #actress #acting #movie #film #casting #castingcall #actorlife #script #screenplay #SoReal #TheShoeLady

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Stay in Your Place Red Carpet Movie Premiere

I would like to thank all of those who attended the red carpet premiere for my first film, Stay in Your Place. I would also like to thank everyone who helped promote the film. The premiere was a success! We sold out multiple theaters and it couldn't have happened without you!

Thursday, October 20, 2016


In 2009, I tried to have a book release party for 'A Ho Needs to Stay in a Ho's Place' at a popular bar in downtown Detroit and was told no because management felt the title was disrespectful. The Palms on Fenkell Ave which had just opened welcomed me and we shut the place down. The club AND the parking lot was packed. My MySpace friends showed up and showed out! 😂😂😂

Local bookstores wouldn't carry the book because of the title. Only two supported me and that was Michel Moore from Hood Book and Ice from Harlem World. 

A bestselling author told me books only have a two year shelf life and with my title I'll probably have less than that.

Whelp here we are in 2016 gearing up for the movie premiere of Stay in Your Place which was inspired by the book and I'm on my way to the post office to ship off autographed copies of the same book. Don't allow people to put you in a box. Boxes have walls therefore they have restrictions. When you're on the freeway and your exit is closed, you don't back up or sit still. Maybe that exit wasn't the route you were supposed to take. Keep going forward until you find YOUR exit. #GetItDone #RecalculateYourRoute #StayInYourPlace

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Stay in Your Place Movie Premiere

Saturday, November 5, 2016, at the Bel Air Luxury Cinema at 6 p.m. in Detroit, Michigan, an innovative, independent romantic comedy, titled Stay in Your Place, is making its red carpet debut. This romantic comedy was produced in Detroit by The Shoe Lady Productions and So Real Entertainment. It is based on the bestselling book titled A Ho Needs to Stay in a Ho's Place, written by Tonja Ayers. The book was initially adapted into a groundbreaking stage play, Stay in Your Place, co-written by DuJuan Johnson. After two sold-out shows, the stage play received blazing reviews and accolades. There was a huge thrust of energy to take Stay in Your Place to the next level.

Fast forward three months later. Tonja Ayers and Mi'kiel Los decided to join forces and bring Stay in Your Place to the big screen as an independent film. The book set the pace and the response from the stage play had audiences loving the storyline of the married, ‘wannabe player’ Deshawn and his awkward attempts at juggling his wife and ‘side pieces’, aka women on the side. Now, with the recent revitalization in Detroit’s entertainment industry, it is the perfect time and location for such an edgy-yet-comical urban production. The independent film showcases Detroit’s best theatrical and production talent.

Stay in Your Place was directed by Melissa Talbot and co-directed by Don Snipes. For more information, please contact Shelly Harris at (313) 449-8543 or email Tickets and the movie trailer are both available on

Wednesday, August 24, 2016


Lunch bag giveaway was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who came out to support my lunch bag giveaway today! Thanks to Bel Air Luxury Cinema for donation 200 free movie passes and a special thanks to my sponsors: @nik_necessities_emporium @banks_bail_bonds @mikiel_los @east7bbs @_sosbbq and an extra special thanks to @trygodtees and a super duper thank you to @worldwidecoreradio who TRIED to help! 😂😂😂😂😂             

Pics are on my Instagram: @theshoelady