My Childhood Secret

Have you followed your dreams?


Around March of this year, I decided to stop being shy and share my artwork, joining the Brooklyn Art Library’s Sketchbook Project volume 14. So that I wouldn’t chicken out, I decided not to put pressure on myself. I wanted it to appear like I was just drawing for myself, instead of trying to appear professional. I finished my sketchbook in under 5 days!

Something spooky happened to me as a kid. I’m sharing my story. Want to know the craziest part? Click on the link to see my sketchbook: My Childhood Secret.

Since I love drawing myself as a cartoon, the final pages are of my photo feed on Facebook 🙂


Joining the Sketchbook Project family was a fun experience, and I’m sure I’ll participate in more volumes. For all the artists out there, do you share your work?

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

Perfect Little Murder is here!

I’m happy to announce book #6 is available! What would you do if someone killed your brother? Cry? Get revenge? Check out my new suspense to see what Loren does.


Franco was my brother, my best friend, my protector. He never missed any of my ballet practices.

Until Kina…killed him. I don’t care how many times she denies it. I know she killed him. And for that, she’ll have to pay.


***If anyone wants a free copy so they can write an honest review, please email me: author.yawatta.hosby(AT)aol(DOT)com. I can gift the book at any book site or give a PDF, ePub, or Mobi file.

Right now, Perfect Little Murder is only available as an ebook. Once my proof copy arrives, I’ll be able to publish the paperback too 🙂

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

I Ain’t Afraid of No Ghost…Yeah Right!

This is the fourth post celebrating Women’s In Horror, but it’ll probably be short. You see, I’m frightened right now, my mind is racing, and it’s hard for me to concentrate.  I just want to get on Google and search similar experiences as mine.

Something’s amiss, and I’m sort of freaked…Do you believe in ghosts? I do. Well, tonight I laid down to take a nap. I had literally just turned off the lights and crawled into bed. Right after I pulled the cover over me, my body swayed toward the edge of the bed. I felt a dip, like someone had just sat down. I felt a presence right where my back was turned. Squeezing my eyes shut, I was too afraid to move. The dip sensation on my bed lasted for a minute or two, then my bed was normal again. I opened my eyes and glanced around in the darkness, seeing nothing.

What happened??? Is a ghost trying to get my attention? If so, is it getting bold and won’t stop until I notice it?

For the past two weeks, I’ve been jolting awake in a sweat at exactly 5:44 every morning, like someone has been watching me. I’m really getting scared–and not in a good way. I mean, it’s fun to scare myself but on my own terms, when I’m in control of the situation.

Has this ever happened to you? What do you guys think is going on? I can admit that I’ve been stressed over my recent health issues. Is a deceased love one watching over me?

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

P.S. Off to Google now…