Evelyn Lozada attends Puerto Rican day parade, gives details on book release [photo]

Basketball Wives star Evelyn Lozada has a lot on her plate. She’s currently filming she and fiance, Chad Ochocinco’s VH1 8-part special, Ev & Ocho, her make up line and is gearing up for the release of her first book on Tuesday, Inner Circle. Check out a few deets from her novel and photos from Sunday when she attended the Puerto Rican Day parade in New York.

Evelyn Lozada: The idea for the book came about… I had these journals when I was in my previous relationship, and when I was moving out I found them and I started reading them. Everything in them wasn’t negative— there were some good things in there, but to read it and relive those moment, I was like, this is pretty good. I connected with [author] Courtney Parker and she helped me write the book, which we decided to make novels. I feel like not only have I been in that [sports] world so long, I have a lot of girlfriends and family members that are in the same world, and to be able to show an inside perspective is pretty therapeutic. [The book is based on] real life experiences with fiction. You wont know what is Evelyn, but you will wonder.

What was the process of putting this book together like and how long did it take?

Oh, man. It was sitting there, reading journals and sharing stories, and then having Courtney add her twist. I probably started this whole process with her last season, so it took a good eight months, almost a year. It definitely a while. We didn’t want to rush it, we wanted to make sure it was good but that definitely required a lot of late night conversations.

How and when did you come about with a book deal with Cash Money and can you break down what kinda deal it is?

It’s a series of three books. I’m good friends with Teresa Caldwell, who is Bow Wow’s mom and manager, and her and I were talking about the journals. She said, ‘Let me talk to Baby,’ ’cause you know her son is signed to his label and that’s how it came about. They had a convo about it. I had a few other deals on the table but when this one came about, I mean, Cash Money,—everything they touch turns to gold and they are supportive of each other. I feel good about this situation, you know?

Definitely. Inner Circle is part of The Wives Association series. Are you already working on the next installation? And, if so, when can fans expect that?

I just recently started working on it because this book took a while. I’m filming two shows and have a million and one things going on, so we just started working on it and I don’t want to give away to much about it just yet.


I’m going to check out her literary debut and give you a review. Why?? Because I’m here to help!



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