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Foot Fetish-Written for Breakoutbeatz.com

Foot Fetish-
By Nina Foxx
I don't buy clothes, I buy accessories, specifically shoes. I have shoes for every occasion, including going to the supermarket. I hate grocery shopping,so adding a little pizazz to my shopping outfit makes it easier for me to get there every week and avoid a mutiny by my always hungry family.
        I thought the shoes I'd chosen for the task were no big deal; snakeskin strappy shooties in an almost natural color. They felt good and looked just as good and after I put them on, I skipped happily from aisle to aisle in modern hunter-gatherer style, filling my basket with staples while I alternated between chatting on my iphone with my sister and humming "Like a G6" to block out the MUZAK. I'd reached for some turkey bacon and found my path blocked by a middle-aged, pot bellied, average, suburban looking man. His blue shirt was interrupted by his technology access badge and his khakis were riding just a hair too low around his hips. H…

Nina Foxx Presents Closer to Crazy Episode 5

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Click to Play Season Finale: Ayzah gets a visit and we see more of Prince's secrets.Starring Heidi Marie Wanser, Freeman White III, ;Written & Produced by Nina FoxxBased on Characters from Just Short of Crazy by Nina Foxxpublished by HarperCollins Publishers/Avon Acopyright FoxxTale Productions 2010

Closer to Crazy: Who Are The Players--Meet Alexis

Alexis is a character that appears in more than one of my books. In Marrying Up, she was really secondary. The story belonged to the cousin Paris, and we don’t really even see her in Closer to Crazy, at least not yet. In Just Short of Crazy, Alexis takes the lead.
When we were casting, I had a picture in my head of what she was like. she’d recently shorn her long, store bought locks for a hairdo that showcased her new found confidence, and when Shelli Boone walked onto the scene, I knew she was Alexis. As you will read, she has some skills on stage as well. I’m hoping to have the opportunity to cast her in a stage production as well.

Who is Shelli?

Since her first on-screen job co-hosting BET’s "Mad Sports", Shelli has appeared in over 17 films, national and international commercials, print campaigns, radio spots and several hit television shows. One of her most notable roles was as series regular Evan Reed in "Saints and Sinners", a primetime drama on FOX’s My …

(Nina Foxx Presents) Southern Comfort by Cynnamon Foster- Book Video

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Click to Play Book Trailer for (Nina Foxx Presents) Southern Comfort by Cynnamon FosterPublished by Stiletto Press Publishing, LLC ;Nov 2010
Book Video by FoxxTale Productions 2010



Closer to Crazy : episode 4

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Click to Play We meet the good guy; ayzah and Alexis have an encounter.Based on characters from Just Short of Crazy, By Nina FoxxWritten & Executive Produced by Nina Foxx, Directed by Freeman WHite III, Produced by Paull Cho, Starring Heidi Marie Wanser, Shelli Boone and Featuring Omar Benson Miller.

Nina Foxx Presents: Closer to Crazy - Episode 3

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Click to Play Ayzah can't resist and gets drawn further in, Alexis gets more interesting. ;starring, Heidi Marie Wanser, Freeman White, Shelli Boone, Mailon Rivera, Croix K. Sotowritten & Executive produced by Nina Foxxbased on characters from the book, Just Short of Crazy, By Nina FoxxDirected by Freeman White, Produced by Paull Cho,Score by John Forbescopyright FoxxTale Productions, LLC 2010www.ninafoxx.com

Who are the Players in "Closer to Crazy"--Part Three- The FACE, The VOICE, Sure 'nuff

I met a guy once who left a serious impression on me. He wasn’t tall, he wasn’t overly handsome, or even very well-dressed, but somehow, he was fine. He had THAT THING. He oozed sexuality from every pore, the type of guy that walked into a crowded room and heads just turned his way, whether one wanted to look or not. In my book, “Just Short of Crazy”, the essence of that man became Remedy Brown, the ex-pot head from the hard streets of south Dallas turned single dad and sexy, successful proprietor of multiple hookah bars. He’d survived his hard knocks and his crazy ex-wife (Ayzah) and managed to come out on top.

When we were casting for the part of Remedy Brown (in Closer to Crazy), I couldn’t picture an actor that made me feel how Remedy did in my head, but when Mailon Rivera walked onto the set, I immediately knew that he was the one. Mailon (THE FACE) looks nothing like the original guy, and I’m sure the real Remedy would be flattered, but in his performance, he mailed Remedy t…

Closer to Crazy Episode 2

Who is the Preacher-Man? Behind the Scenes on Closer to Crazy

I first met Barry Lyons is the hallway of a burlesque club--our location for the day. I was watching as they were shooting episode two of Closer to Crazy in a little room with four walls of mirrors. He came and sat next to me while I was trying to figure out how they were going to shoot the scene in this mirrored room with no equipment showing.
        Barry quickly gave me the once over. I’m sure someone told him that I was the Executive Producer, ad I knew that he’d been recruited to play the role of Dexter Smalls, one that hadn’t quite jelled yet in my head, at least not beyond these first few episodes. I was nervous for two reasons. One, I was on a STRIP club, yeah, it was daylight, but we only had the place until noon. At that point the club would open and REAL STRIPPERS would come in, but more importantly, our rates would go up. The second reason I was nervous--he was a real preacher. A Pastor. Of a big church.
He struck up a conversation and before I knew it, his wonder…

Who is in Closer to Crazy?

Now that episode one of Closer to Crazy has been up for about a week, I wanted to give a little background for those who keep sending me questions. First, yes, this series does begin where my book, Just Short of Crazy leaves off. I don’t want to spoil the book for those of you who haven’t read it yet.
When I wrote the book, I didn’t expect people to fall in love with my bad girl, Ayzah Brown, but that is what happened. I got tons of inquiries from folks wanting to know what happened to her after the book ended. At first, I kept saying, the book ended, nothing happened to her. As it turned out, Ayzah wasn’t done yet and she started to talk to me from beyond the page. That’s how Closer to Crazy was born.
In my mind, it is an ongoing web soap opera, similar to what Tom Joyner does for “Its Your World”. After the first few episodes, my plan is to ask you what you think should happen, then go back to the drawing board.

A few of you want to know who the player’s are, so over the next …

Hand Written Romance

From Cynnamon Foster--

I got note in the mail today. Not email, but old-fashioned snail mail. It was handwritten, on nice stationary that made me turn it over and take a long look. The words were spaced out to leave lots of white space and the note itself, the words, they were sexy and thoughtful. The note isn’t from someone that is new in my life, instead, its from the person that has been closest to my heart for almost 11 years, and just touching the envelope from him still makes me tingle.
I left the note on my desk to read over and over and after I’m done with it, I’m going to put it in a special box I have for such things so that if I want it when I’m feeling gloomy, I can pull it out to revisit the warm feeling I got as I held it in my hands.
Can you remember the last time you recieved something as sexy as a handwritten note? Today, the world moves at the speed of light, but there’s something about a letter that you just can’t get from email.
Not many of us will take the …

Nina Foxx Presents Closer to Crazy Episode 1

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Click to Play In this episode, Ayzah Brown goes to pay her respects to the mother of her recently deceased friend, Erica and finds she isn't welcomed.
Written & Produced by Nina Foxx, Directed by Freeman White III Produced by Paull Cho, Starring Heidi Marie Wanser, Music by John Forbes/ForJam Media, Copyright FoxxTale Productions 2010

Three Day for the Cure UPdate

I wanted to follow up on the e-mail I sent you earlier about my participation in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure. I've been spending the past few weeks preparing for the event and have really made a lot of progress. So far I've raised 2130.00. My personal goal is to raise 5000 for this walk, but before I get there, I have to raise the minimum to participate, which is 2300. As you an see, I only have a few hundred dollars to go. I also recently decided to be a training walk leader in the an Diego Metro area and am anticipating undergoing my training in the next few days.

My training is also going well. I walk or run a minimum of 3 miles per day. I can hardly wait to hit the road with the thousands of other women and men who are joining together for this common cause.

There is still time for you to support my efforts with a donation. Net proceeds from the Komen 3-Day for the Cure are invested in breast cancer research and community programs.

As I mentioned in my original note…

Points To Ponder

I don’t know who originally wrote this, but I got it in an email today and some of the points were so spot on, I had to share.


POINTS TO PONDER

1. I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your
computer history if you die.

2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize
you're wrong.

3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was
younger.

4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.

5. How the heck are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

6. Was learning cursive really necessary?

7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on #5. I'm pretty sure
I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the
person died.

9. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.

10. Bad decisions make good stories.

11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work
when you know that you just …

Postal Problems

A few weeks ago, I got a note, along with an envelope, in my mailbox notifying me that a package that had been sent to me was due postage. Okay, no biggie. I put the 40 cents it as short in the envelope and my package was delivered. I thought nothing of it. Then, the following week, the same thing happened. This time, though, the postman rang my bell and stuck his hand through my front door to receive the .23 due. Hmmm.

I realize the post office is having some bad times and they are cracking down, but this time, I was annoyed. If you are sending me a package, why can’t you put the right amount of postage on it since I have probably already paid for postage?

After being out of town a week, I was going through my mail and lo! and behold, another postage due notice. This time though, I checked the postmark. The package had actually been metered at a post office! What the...? You mean to tell me, you weigh something, meter it, then after it arrives you decide it costs more? I …

'News from FoxxTale Productions, LLC'

Three Day Walk For The Cure

This year, I'll be participating in a very special event called the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure.

I'll walk 60 miles over the course of three days with thousands of other women and men. Net proceeds from the Komen 3-Day for the Cure are invested in breast cancer research and community programs.

I've agreed to raise at least $2,300 in donations. I've set my personal goal at $5000. So I need your help. Would you please consider making a donation of $50? Keep in mind how far I'm walking - and how hard I'll have to train. You can give online at The3Day.org. Just follow the link below to visit my personal fundraising Web page and make a donation. You can also call 800-996-3DAY to donate over the phone.

My mother died from breast cancer at the age of 38. I was barely out of first grade. I'm not letting you know this to get your sympathy, but I do hope I can convince you to support me in my 3-Day walk for the Cure. I'm hoping to raise 5000 and awarenes…

History's Lessons

It’s March. Where did February go? It does seem like February slipped by in a furry of snowstorms. So did black history month. or maybe its were I’m located. When I lived in Texas, it seemed like the short month of February was jam packed with activities designed to remind and celebrate the legacy , contributions and history that Black Americans have made to this country. I went to luncheons, breakfasts, parades and service activities, etc. There were so many we had to pick and choose which we would attend.
Now that I have moved to “supposedly” more liberal California, the month almost slipped by unnoticed. There was one activity, and that is the first weekend in March. Instead of being a month of remembrance and reflection, the thing that will stay in my mind about February of 2010 is The Compton Cook Out on UCSD’s campus, an event that was a mockery of black history celebrations everywhere, where participants were encouraged to come in black face or dressed as jigaboos and…

Never Let a Girl (Guy) Cook In Your Kitchen: Can men & women really JUST be friends?

I was going to blog about what you could do for yourself on Valentine’s day, but instead found a much more interesting topic.
Do you think a man and woman can be “just friends”? I used to think so, then I realized there are all shades of this.

It depends on a lot of things. Is the man single? Is the woman? Just how do you define “friends”? Is a friend someone you know and you might hang out with occasionally? How do you define hang out? Does hanging out mean you went to high school (or something ) together and you happen to be in town and once in ten years you have a drink? Or does it mean you have a regular get together to maybe go to the movies alone together, without your significant other? How does the answer change if you are married?

I know people who would absolutely answer yes, but can they really?

I know you are racking your brain thinking, “Me and Ray-Ray have been friends for years”. But if you dig down, has either you or Ray-Ray, at one point, tried to take your r…
A New NinaFoxx.com is coming!

That's right, new year, new FOXX style. My website has been redesigned to reflect the new parts of Nina. Go there over the next few days and take in the new metamorphosis. My new site will be the headquarters where you can find out about all of my new projects.
From there you can connect with me and my friends via my blog or my twitter. You never know what I'm up to or where I'm headed, so be sure to check in here often. My last entry will make you think about the hairy parts of life. :-)
I hope that "Lycanthropy Runs in my family" will make you dialogue about Mo'Niques leg look for the red carpet and what you think is acceptable.

FILM:
One of the new things you will find on my website is a film section. That's right, film. Think of it as FoxxTale TV-

Those of you that have been following me know that I have been active on the film scene. I created a web pilot called "She's Got Is'Shoes" and my love …

Lycanthropy runs in my family

Mo’Nique has been in the news because of her hirsute legs on the red carpet. She said on Oprah that being unshaven was a black women’s thing. Ahem. Maybe its just a Mo’Nique thing, cause I’m a black women and I shaved my legs as soon as I had hair.
I must have been twelve when I discovered the first hairs. I remember an oppressively hot day, mid-summer in the deep of Alabama. I was sitting on the porch in my grandmother’s rocking chair, folding myself over to stop the beginnings of what I didn’ t yet recognize as cramps, with my chin on my knees. There were hairs there. It wasn’t a conscious decision to remove them, but I somehow got the sewing scissors and started to trim myself.
        I stole my older brothers razor that summer and used it on my legs until it got rusty. At one point it cut me so bad that my nervous system jolted and made me dizzy. No hair will grow in the spot where I cut myself to this his day.
I tried various dipilatories, singing “ “I wear short sh…

The Vanquishing of Teen Demons

I used to know a girl in high school who appeared so confident, except for one thing. She had a funny, little nervous laugh that would always give her away. When she said something she wasn’t sure of, her hands would fly up to her mouth, and then that little laugh would escape. It was deep, belly kind of laugh, delivered with a snicker that would shake her whole body. The two of us used to be friends, sort of. We traveled in the same circles, but I think the two of us had an unspoken understanding to keep each other at arm’s length, or we both lacked the familiarity with ourselves that kept us from the disclosure with another that makes people true friends.
I almost admired her. In my eyes, she had all the things that teens deem important; great hair, great clothes and a very close female friend, at a time when I hated my own orange colored hair that my father refused to let me have cut, coiffed, colored or relaxed on a regular basis, and Daddy-chosen clothes that never seemed …

New Year

I just got back to the West Coast last night, and I’m spending time in opening the holiday cards that came While I was away. I love the picture and the update cards the best. The holidays are a time when you can catch up with friends and family that you haven’t seen in a while, so I really appreciate it when someone takes the time to update me on their life and to actually mail me a card. I did get a few e-cards, but call me old-fashioned. They are just not the same. What do you think? I also came to the conclusion that mainly women send cards. Of about the 100 that I received, only one came from a male. Interesting.
I took the last two weeks of the year to rest and do absolutely nothing. When I left here, I had every intention of writing the last two weeks of the year away. But thankfully, my family didn’t let me do that. Instead they kept me occupied, sometimes occupied doing nothing, for most of the time I was gone. The end result is that I am refreshed, rejuvenated and ready …