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

#RecalculateYourRoute

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 info@stayinyourplace.com. Tickets and the movie trailer are both available on www.StayInYourPlace.com


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

LUNCH BAG GIVEAWAY






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 



Friday, July 22, 2016

WINE & SIGN

I released my latest book titled Sorry this past weekend and I decided to do something different by launching the book in my store setting. I had already planned on hosting my annual Sip & Shop so instead of creating two events, I combined The Wine & Sign with my Sip & Shop and boy did we have a blast! Over 150 people came to support my shoes and/or book. Thanks to everyone who attended. I APPRECIATE YOU!







WINE & SIGN

I released my latest book titled Sorry this past weekend and I decided to do something different by launching the book in my store setting. I had already planned on hosting my annual Sip & Shop so instead of creating two events, I combined The Wine & Sign with my Sip & Shop and boy did we have a blast! Over 150 people came to support my shoes and/or book. Thanks to everyone who attended. I APPRECIATE YOU!







Thursday, June 23, 2016

Wine & Sign Book Launch




SAVE THE DATE! You're invited to my Sip & Shop on Saturday, July 16, 2016 from 3pm to 7pm at The Emporium located at 22041 Coolidge in Oak Park, MI. Please join me for a fabulous evening of delicious wines and hors d'oeuvres while perusing our latest selections of shoes, clothing, handbags and accessories.

• FREE gifts for the first 10 arrivals!
• You can also enter drawing to win a pair of FREE shoes!

I will also be releasing my next book 'Sorry' at the event! Be one of the first to own a copy. Books will be $10 but SIPPING IS FREE!
Call me if you have any questions. (248) 973-SHOE