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A groovy place in cyberspace run by author Lolita Files. Come on in. Bring some Pepsi.

 
Lo Fun Fact #1
"Lolita Files" is my real name. It is not a pen name, as incredible as that may seem. There are plenty of Files family members and people who have known me for years capable of validating this. As for the "Lolita" part, my mother named me after the movie based on Nabokov's book, although she saw or read neither. For as long as she lived, she had no idea there was anything sexual or seedy about being called "Lolita".
Lo Fun Fact #2
I love fried chicken and fabulous shoes (although obviously I can't eat fried chicken nearly as much as I'd like). If you ever want to get on my good side, send Popeye's or Church's (that's right, I said Church's) and a pair of Christian Louboutins.
Lo Fun Fact #3
Never show up unannounced or without a Pepsi. Better yet, how about not showing up at all?
Lo Fun Fact #4
I hate the telephone. Don't get mad if I don't call you or take a long time to return your calls. I don't call anyone. Don't call me asking why I don't call. Just don't call, okay? (Exception: I will happily take all calls related to business or to share fun/exciting/major news. I'm just not one for jawing on the phone just to be jawing.)
Lo Fun Fact #5
I love the internet!!! I love communicating through the internet!!! You can e-mail me and odds are I'll e-mail you right back (if I'm not in the middle of a major project). Makes up for my hangup about the phone, doesn't it? See, I'm not so bad after all!!!
Lo Fun Fact #6
I can't stand IMing. Please don't IM me. I'm always on my laptop and connected to the internet as I work and when IM's pop into my screen out of nowhere, they break my concentration and often startle the sh*t out of me in the process. So don't do it. You will get the cold shoulder. I don't like giving people the cold shoulder, so please don't put me in that position.
Lo Fun Fact #7
I have four five six wonderful, slap-happy dogs and a cat, all of whom I love to pieces. I had a bird (a Roller pigeon that I rescued in LA on New Year's Day in 2004) named B-Bird (what? that's a good name!) who passed away in February 2009, which broke my widdle heart in half. He loved me so, as I did him. If you meet me and ask me about my dogs and cat, we'll be instant friends, and if you ask about B-Bird, I'll probably hug you (unless you smell...wash first). If you meet me and ask me why the f*ck I have four five six dogs and a cat, see the above fun fact for how I will respond.
A Truly Gifted Eye.
Monday, January 11, 2010
Check out the work of my boy, Larry Lowe, who just formally launched his website, Lowe Imaging Photography and Branding.

Larry has a background in marketing and advertising, having handled accounts for such high-profile clients as Mercedes Benz, Verizon, and Sprint, among others, so he brings a strong Madison Avenue sensibility to his work.

Specializing in branding and presentation, he knows what pops and what works, whether it be for promotional, modeling, or personal use.

Truly amazing work.

If you're looking for someone with a superior eye who can truly capture the moment and help shape your look, Larry Lowe is definitely the man!!!

Lowe Imaging Photography and Branding
posted by Lo @ 9:46 AM   4 comments
Because '09 Was A Cruel Pimp Handing Out Nonstop Beatdowns...
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
...let's take it out in style, with this clever, cool, and funny video that sums up the madness of our year-in-WTF*ckery in a glorious nutshell. From the brilliant folks over at JibJab, of course. Have an awesome New Year, y'all. I promise to post more in the next decade than I did this one!*


*Like how I did that? Made a promise that's hard to verify because of fuzzy data? Ha! Who's the pimp now, bishes? Cheah!!!
posted by Lo @ 3:25 AM   0 comments
Happy Holidays, Indeed!!!
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
This woman is one of my favorite artists ever, and when she dropped this new single yesterday...


...I realized that ten years isn't too long to wait when an artist is truly gifted and knows how to bring it. Sometimes you just need to simmer while life happens and gives you something that inspires you to create. I'll take ten-year hiatuses that result in a fresh, powerful emergence over someone pumping out annual schlock any day. There's far too much annual schlock out there. Of course, not everyone can pull off a ten-year hiatus and come back as huge a star as when he or she was last seen. This one, however, has it down to a science, as she keeps proving again and again.

February 8, 2010 (the new album's release date) will be awesome indeed. If you haven't heard the new song, Soldier Of Love, check it out:

posted by Lo @ 12:09 PM   3 comments
E. Lynn Harris Day.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
The following is the schedule for this Friday's E. Lynn Harris Day...

...where authors who were his friends (myself included) will be doing tribute events all around the country at 7:00PM to honor the man who was such a tremendous support to us all and promote the release of his new book, Mama Dearest.

Today is the official launch of the book, with an event being held tonight in Atlanta. All other signings will be on Friday. I will be signing at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Legacy Village in Cleveland, OH. Please come out and show some love if you are in any of the cities listed or close enough to make the trip. Help us take Mama Dearest to #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list!


Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 7:30 pm

BOOK LAUNCH
Outwrite Books
991 Piedmont Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30309
404-607-0082
Hosted by: Eric Jerome Dickey, RM Johnson, Tina McElroy Ansa, Clarence Nero, Tracie Howard, and Laura Gilmore

Friday, September 25, 2009
E. Lynn Harris Day: Author tribute tour at bookstores across the country

BALTIMORE, MD
Barnes & Noble @ 7:00 pm
1819 Reisterstown Road
Phone: 410- 415-5758
Hosted by: Tracie Howard

BIRMINGHAM, AL
Books-A-Million @ 7:00 pm
140 Wildwood Pkwy
Phone: 205-942-4220
Hosted by: Brandon Hammons

CLEVELAND, OH
Joseph Beth @ 7:00 pm
Legacy Village
24519 Cedar Road
Phone: 216- 912-1975
Hosted by: Lolita Files

CHICAGO, IL
Borders @ 7:00 pm
2210 W. 95th Street
Phone: 773-445-5471
Hosted by: Yolanda Joe

DALLAS, TX
Barnes & Noble @ 7:00 pm
7700 West Northwest Hwy
Phone: 214-739-1124
Hosted by: Mary B. Morrison

DETROIT, MI
Borders @ 7:00 pm
5601 Mercury Drive
Dearborn, MI 48126
Phone: 313-271-4441
Hosted by: Terrance Dean

HOUSTON, TX
Barnes & Noble @ 7:00 pm
7626 Westheimer
Phone: 713-783-6016
Hosted by: ReShonda Tate Billingsley

JACKSONVILLE, FL
Books-A-Million @ 7:00 pm
25A 1910 Wells Road
Orange Park, FL
Phone: 904-215-2300
Hosted by: Tina McElroy Ansa

LITTLE ROCK, AK
Presented by Pyramid Books
The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center @ 6:30 pm
500 West Ninth Street
Phone: 501-372-5824
Hosted by: Celia Anderson and Rhonda Holmes

LIVINGSTON, NJ
Barnes & Noble @ 7:00 pm
Livingston Mall
112 Eisenhower Parkway
Phone: 973-758-1310
Hosted by: Karen Hunter, Dr. LaJoyce Brookshire and Karen Thomas

LOS ANGELES, CA
ESO Won Books @ 7:00 pm
4311 Degnan Blvd.
Phone: 323-290-1048
Hosted by: Tananarive Due

NEW ORLEANS, LA
Afro-American Book Stop @ 5:30 pm
7056 Read Blvd
Phone: 504-243-2436
Hosted by: Clarence Nero and Ms. Dupre

NEW YORK. NY
Borders @ 7:00 pm
10 Columbus Circle
Phone: 212- 823-9775
Hosted by: Erika Kendrick and Sean James

PHILADELPHIA, PA
Borders 21 @ 12:30 pm
1 S. Broad, Suite 100
Phone: 215-568-7400
Hosted by: Brenda L. Thomas

SAVANNAH, GA
Barnes & Noble @ 7:00 pm
7804 Abercorn Extension
Phone: 912-353-7757
Hosted by: Dr. Bertice Berry

WASHINGTON, DC
Borders @ 7:00 pm
931 Capital Centre Blvd
Largo, MD 20744
Phone: 301-499-2173
Hosted by: Victoria Christopher Murray and Kimberla Lawson Roby
posted by Lo @ 2:47 PM   1 comments
The Lo Zone Meets The Love Zone!!!
Friday, June 19, 2009
Lo the (Co-)Love Doctor? Well, why the heck not? It's not like I haven't had my fair share of experiences. (But, that's another story, black...)

Check me out this Sunday, June 21st, from 10:00pm until 12:30am as the guest co-host with LaDawn Black...

...relationship expert, author, and the host of Baltimore's #1 radio relationship show, 92Q Jams' The Love Zone.

So pop back here on Sunday night and click HERE to listen to the show live or go directly to 92Q Jams and click LISTEN LIVE in the upper right corner of the page. If you're in the Baltimore area, just tune your radio to 92.3 FM. Join us for some Sunday night fun!!!

*For a preview of how fun The Love Zone can be, check out this clip:



posted by Lo @ 11:55 AM   1 comments
The Truth About Twitter.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Even though I'm on Twitter myself, this video really does call a spade a spade twit a twit (or a twerp). We're all sheep.* Baaaaaa!!!


*The Fail Whale's appearance is pure hilarity.
posted by Lo @ 8:50 AM   7 comments
This Thing Is Amazing.
Friday, April 03, 2009
The funny folks over at Wonkette were having a Blingee contest yesterday, and this is one that didn't make the cut, but is truly one of the most incredible things ever. It's our illustrious Prez and some of his G20 compadres morphing into some of the most gangster mofos of all time. Happy Friday!!!

posted by Lo @ 9:28 AM   3 comments
About Me

Name: Lolita Files

Home: Wonderland, Midwest Central, United States

About Me: I'm the author of six novels. My novella, "Three For The Road," included in the three-novella anthology, You Only Get Better, was published in March 2007.

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