Welcome to Day 4 of #RRBC’S ’20 WC&BE SPONSORS BLOG TOUR! @RRBC_Org @sharrislaughter

Shirley Harris Slaughter

Author, Shirley Harris Slaughter is a guest on my blog today. She is one of many authors who made the ’20 Writers Conference & Book Expo a huge success in 2020. Thanks, Shirley, for your contribution! Below are some interesting tidbits about Shirley.

CRAZY! HOT! AND LIVING ON THE EDGE By Shirley Harris-Slaughter

Book Blurb:

Crazy! Hot! And Living On The Edge!! Kindle Edition 

by Shirley Harris-Slaughter (Author) 

Imagine experiencing emotions that have you questioning your sanity. Your body gets overheated at the least bit of excitement and you scramble to find a fan or some air. Or you find yourself in the throes of a panic attack and can’t understand how to shut it off, so you are filled with anxiety wondering when the next one is coming. What if every time you take a drug you experience side-affects that you are warned about on the label? 
The title was conceived in my mind after I thought over all the situations, I had found myself in, how I got out of them, and the affect all of this had on my overall physical and mental well-being. 
Crazy! Hot! And Living On The Edge!! Is the True Story of My Upside Down Life!

Author Bio:

Shirley Harris-Slaughter is the author of Our Lady of Victory, the Saga of an African-American Catholic Community which was written to address a need to preserve Catholic history in her local community. She mentored four freshman girls at the local middle school. She is active in her church and https://ravereviewsbookclub.wordpress.com/virtual book club community where she has added another biography and fiction to her repertoire. She is married to Langston and is a Michigan Native.


During my graduate studies I prepared an Applied Research Project to address the deplorable condition of our train station, in downtown Detroit, MI. It was certified and accepted by the faculty of Cleary University in August 1993. I was able to galvanize the entire community around this issue which was videotaped and featured on broadcast news. I utilized college interns and the city of Detroit to find some answers in order to provide a template for saving this historic station. Here is the Title…


Author: patgarcia

Writer, Blogger, Poet, Singer, Musician

58 thoughts on “Welcome to Day 4 of #RRBC’S ’20 WC&BE SPONSORS BLOG TOUR! @RRBC_Org @sharrislaughter”

    1. Hi Phil,
      Thank you so much for dropping by to support Shirley on my blog.
      Have a lovely week.
      Shalom aleichem

    2. Thank you Phil. I’m glad you stopped by.

    1. Hello Charles. I’m happy to see you here and I thank you.

  1. Shirley, there are so many remarkable facets to who you are as a person and writer. And we benefit from them in your work! Best to you and thanks to the ever-supportive Pat for hosting!

    1. Hi Lisa,
      Thank you so much for coming by to support Shirley on her day on my blog.
      Take care.
      Shalom aleichem

    2. Hi Lisa. We do learn so much from each other and it is fascinating. Thank you for being here.

    1. Hi Yvette,
      It’s always a pleasure supporting others. Thank you for dropping by and have a lovely weekend.
      Shalom aleichem

    2. Yvette, I know you can relate because of what you have been through in your life. Thank you for your support.

  2. What a delight Shirley to see this side of you. Nice. I must say Pat it looks lovely on your website. Thank you for hosting.

    1. Hi Rox,
      Thank you for the compliment on my website. Nonnie looked at my website while 4Wills was preparing my Newsleltter and she gave me some important tips and suggestions as she went through it with me. So, I’m very thankful and happy about the way it looks now.
      Have a lovely weekend and take care.
      Shalom aleichem

    2. Rox, thank you so much for being here. It is appreciated.

  3. Great to find Shirley at your place today, Pat! <3 I enjoyed learning even more about our talented friend. Shirley, how wonderful that you are and have been a leading force for good in your community. Kudos all around! xo

    1. Hi Bette,
      Thank you for dropping by and taking the time to learn more about Shirley.
      Have a lovely weekend.
      Shalom aleichem

    2. Hi Bette! My mother and father were active in my community, and so some of it rubbed off on me. I saw activist all around me growing up now that I think about it. And it made an impression. Its so good to see you here and I appreciate it very much. Thank you.

  4. This is a nice overview of Author Shirley Harris Slaughter and her book, “Crazy! Hot! And Living On The Edge!!” The blurb of the book is intriguing and makes me curious to read it. Thank you, Pat, for hosting the blog tour!

    1. Hi Linnea. Glad your curiosity is aroused. Thank you for your support.

    2. Hi Linnea,
      It has been my pleasure to host Shirley. Thank you for dropping by.
      Have a lovely weekend.
      Shalom aleichem

  5. Shirley, my fellow Michigander, glad to see you on this tour. I loved reading your books about the church and brother, both were educational and garnered high marks. I’m going to have to look into this other book to see how crazy and hot you really are. Thank you, too, my “sister in arms” for hosting Shirley on her tour. I do appreciate how supportive you are to fellow RRBC club members.

    1. John, you make me laugh. I’ve been kind of under since getting my second Covid Vaccine on Wednesday. I feel much better today but mostly my energy got zapped after each dose and I got the chills right after. Oh, I didn’t really get into a lot of hot stuff because I’m not expert at fiction writing; and that’s the only way you would get more of the nitty gritty. HaHa! Thank you my neighbor and we don’t live too far from each other. How about that?

    2. John, President Obama made a basketball shot on television while he was campaigning with President Biden. When the ball went into the net (I don’t know the basketball terminology for this but I should) he yelled, “That’s what I do!” Well, supporting one another is what we do at RRBC, so, in response to your appreciation for Pat supporting her fellow RRBC members, President Nonnie says: “That’s what we do!!!”

      1. Hi John, Hi Nonnie,
        I agree with the statement that’s what we do. I have always been a person that wants to help. The speech from John F. Kennedy rings in my mind. On his Inaguration Day, the one sentence that stuck in my mind at such a young, tender age, and has never gone away was, ‘ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.’ That sentence along with a song that I heard Mahalia Jackson sang, ‘If I Can Help Somebody’ reside in my heart and I have found that when I stay true to what these two phrases have done in my heart, I grab hold of a bag of pleasure that makes me happy.
        Shalom aleichem

    3. Hi John,
      I had to smile at the phrase, ‘sister in arms’. I haven’t heard it in a long time but it still brings goose bumps to my arms when I hear it. When I got activated over here in Europe to be a part of Operation Joint Endeavour (the entire 7th Army Reserve Command was activated) we female soldiers referred to ourselves as ‘sisters in arms’. We stuck together, all of us, regardless of race, and sometimes I miss that. I personally believe that is how we all got through it.
      Thank you so much for dropping by, and have a lovely weekend.
      Shalom aleichem

      1. It also reminds me of The Staples Singers’ song, “You’re Gonna Need Somebody on Your Bond,” Pat. Old Gospel tune, I know, but I like their version the best. Last Saturday, I did an hour-long interview of Reggie Harris, a singer/songwriter who was supposed to do a CD release concert but he broke his wrist. Instead, we did an interview. His new CD is called “On Solid Ground,” and I think you’d like it. You can find him on YouTube. He is awesome.

      2. Hi Wanda,
        I have never heard of Reggie Harris but I am well acquainted with the music by the Staples Singers. They were one of my favorite groups. I will have to check him out on YouTube.
        Shalom aleichem

  6. Thanks for hosting Shirley, Pat. I admire her so much for all she’s done with her life. I read “Our Lady of Victory” and have her book about her brother in my reading pile. As the saying goes, so many books, so little time! I am anxious to keep reading the works from her, you and other RRBC members! Thanks, Nonnie, for what you do to keep us going!

    1. Hi Wanda. You are always so supportive and don’t think it hasn’t gone unnoticed. I once did a blog tour here on Crazy Hot and it still amazes me of the folks who haven’t read it; mainly because of new people coming in all the time. So a book never goes out of style. Its really difficult trying to read all the good books here. I have a few in my pile that I need to get to. Thank you so much for being here and adding to the conversation.

    2. Hi Wanda,
      Thank you for dropping by and supporting Shirley on my blolg.
      Wishing you a lovely weekend and take care.
      Shalom aleiche

  7. Hi, Pat. How nice to see Shirley on your excellent blog today. Shirley, I haven’t read your book yet, but the title tells me that I really must! Have a wonderful weekend, ladies.

    1. Hi Karen. Its nice to see you here. Yes, you really must read it. Thank you!

    2. Hi Karen,
      Thank you so much for dropping by. Enjoy your reading of Shirley’s book.
      Have a lovely weekend.
      Shalom aleichem

      1. Shirley, I am seeing that I missed a few of the blog tours, and am so sorry to be so late to visit yours! You have such a fascinating and inspiring personal story! This particular book of your sounds like it will be enlightening to anyone interested in health issues, and it is on my tbr, which seems to be growing by the moment!
        Pat, thanks for being such a welcoming hostess and supportive, as always.

    1. Thank you so much Robbie for being here and for the compliment. I’m glad you read the book. I was a real hot mess back then. Lol!

      1. Hi Nonnie,
        Thank you for dropping by. Yes, the picture is very lovely. That is the reason that I wanted to center it in the post.
        Shalom aleichem

      2. Nonnie, this short hair was a big hit on Facebook and I’m still trying to figure out why. But I am glad. Because of the pandemic, I had no choice but to cut off my locs. So my husband did it. I closed my eyes and here I am. Thank you and everybody here so much for supporting me and making me feel good about myself. I love you.

    2. Hi Robbie,
      Yes, indeed. It is a lovely picture. Thank you so much for dropping by.
      Have a lovely weekend and take care.
      Shalom aleichem

  8. Shirley, I’m so happy to see you along the tour today! You deserve this spotlight – actually, all truth-tellers do, and you’re right up there with the best of them! Keep standing in and sharing your truths!

    Pat, thanks for hosting Shirley today!

    1. Hi Nonnie,
      It is my pleasure to host Shirley. I admire people who are not afraid to speak the truth.
      Have a lovely weekend.
      Shalom aleichem

      1. Hi Pat. Thank you so much for hosting me today. I appreciate you and all you do for the club. You are a nice addition.

      2. Hi Shirley,
        Thank you It was my pleasure to host you.
        Wishing you a lovely weekend and take care.
        Shalom aleichem

    2. Nonnie Jules, I appreciate you and all that you do for the club. Thank you for having my back .

      1. Shirley, I will always stand for truth, no matter who is sharing it. The other nonsense … well, it fares well in other places as I’m much too busy and have zero tolerance for it.

        Enjoy your day!

    1. Hi JQ,
      Yes, she is. I would say that Shirley definitely lives a life with purpose. Thank you so much for dropping by.
      Have a lovely weekend.
      Shalom aleichem

    2. Well hello JQ Rose (Miss Michigan). Its so good to meet you too. Welcome to the club!

      Thank you for your support today.

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