About Me

So, you want to know a little something about me? Hmm, there's not much to tell, other than the fact that I'm the creator of the former popular blog, Mello & June, It's a Book Thang! Book Blog. No matter how many times I try not to type Mello & June, my fingers are programmed to type that out. (chuckle!)

When I'm not hard at work on the 9 to 5, I enjoy reading, writing, music, sports, cooking and my new found hobby of adult coloring books.  I've created so many beautiful pictures that I'd love to share with you, but unfortunately, they are copyrighted and I cannot share without the expressed consent of the publisher.  But trust me, I've really gotten much better in my color formations and application.  It's the best way to relieve all the stress you have in your life.  

And, speaking of which, it was through my adult coloring books that I realized how much I missed blogging and wondered why I didn't just bite the bullet and go ahead and do the damn thing all over again?  Well, I'll tell ya, part of it was the fact that it took so much out of me.  I'm much older and wiser (depending on who you ask) (LOL), and I wasn't sure I really wanted to venture down the world of social media.  When I shared the news with my mother, her first reaction was "why?"  I had to laugh because I know why she said that.  She and my family know how much it hurt me when Mello & June was destroyed.  They never wanted me to put my all into the blog-o-sphere again.  But I'm like the athlete that can't stop playing, I just love it.  Call me crazy, but it is what it is!

So, although I plan to handle my blog differently this time, I just wanted someplace to write when my thoughts get so bothersome and I need to unleash my words into the world.  I truly missed not being able to write my feelings on my blog like I always did.  Hell, if you've been chronicling your journey through most of your life, you'd miss not being able to do it too!  Before my blog, I've kept tons of journals, so this was a new way of documenting, while sharing it with others.  I started Mello & June solely because I wanted to have somewhere to share my feelings outside of my usual social media pages.  Just like that, thirteen years gone, it's a very devastating experience.  Losing Mello & June was one of the hardest losses I've had to endure outside of losing loved ones.  In fact, I did grieve for months after the loss of my blog, so when my mother said "why" would I put myself through this again, I totally get her concern.  I went through some shit with the loss of that damn blog.  You have no idea!

With that said, my mindset is very different this time around.  What I was in search of before, I no longer need to justify my needs.  I'm fine just where I'm at in life.  I'm not pleading with people to follow me to keep my numbers up. I'm not chasing numbers so that I can earn more clout.  Oh no, those days are long over!  I do invite like-minded people to join The Sexy Nerd Revue because they enjoy books as much as I do.  I have reached out to those fans that I know want to be apart of what I'm doing.  My love for the written word and respect I have for authors have not left my soul!  I will always ride or die for the independent author!  And I may host an author here and there or do a few interviews, but that's about it.  I enjoy having time for myself and my family.  

If this experience has taught me anything, it's taking time for Kim and to hell with everyone else's needs.  I'm not any good to anyone, if I do not have myself together.  I appreciate your stopping by to see what I've been up to.  You could be spending your time anywhere else on the web, but you chose to be here and for that, I am forever grateful!  Thank you!

P.S.  Please click (here) to read full story of what happened to Mello & June!

Yours Sincerely,

Kimberly Ranee Hicks
Blog Mistress of The Sexy Nerd ‘Revue’