Monday, March 26, 2012

Rico and Elroy are makin moves!

Hello everyone! Wow, it has been a while since I have updated you all on what as been going on with Empress World Books! Lets just say....A LOT!!!! It has been a VERY busy, VERY fun couple of months! I first want to say THANK YOU to all of you have been supporting me throughout this journey by purchasing my book and referring friends. It is a blessing to have so much support!

Lets bring you all up to speed, shall we? In the past couple of months, I have had the privilege of visiting different schools and sharing my dream with the students.

February 21st- I did my first Assembly event with my team at Sherwood Forest Elementary School!
This is the illustration a lucky and EXCITED father and daughter won at the event!  My illustrator and good friend Alfred Alejandro drew this DURING the assembly and we raffled it off at the end!!!!

February 24th- I was asked to read at Centerville Elementary School's 1st grade classes!

On February 27th I was invited to Birdneck Elementary School to read to Mrs. V's 2nd grade class!

March 2nd-  I was invited to do an assembly for grades K-2 at Merrimack Elemetary School in Hampton, VA 

This was a cafeteria FULL of children! :)

On Wed. March 7th- I was invited to Deer Park Elementary After School Program in Newport News, VA!

On Friday, March 23rd- I was invited BACK to Sherwood Forest Elementary School in Norfolk, VA and did an assembly for Pre-K through 2nd grade!
Encouraging the kids to DREAM!

Hey look, It's ELROY!!!!

Check out this video! Not only is my dream makin moves, but so is Elroy and the team!! :)

 As you can see, it's been an amazing journey so far! There's so much coming in the near future so make sure you keep checking back to see what is new with Empress World Books! I absolutely love sharing my dream and encouraging children, big and small, to DREAM! During these assemblies I share my poems from "My Elephant Did It" and encourage the children to always dream big and never give up! I love doing these assemblies and interacting with the students! If you or anyone you know are interested in more information on me, Sirrico Whitfield or booking an assembly please email


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Heeeeeeyyy you guys!

"My Elephant Did It" is NOW AVAILABLE for
Simply click on the ‘Book Store’ tab and you will be brought to the pay pal button!
I also wanted to share a little bit from my very first book release! It’s been a while fam, and I’ve been GRINDING. On Saturday, January 14th I had a book release and signing for my VERY first published book-
"My Elephant Did It!" I must say….IT WAS A SUCCESS!!!
Thank you
 to all of you who came out and supported me during this event. And to those who were there in spirit- I truly appreciate all the love and support I have felt ever since I announced this project. The release was more than I could have hoped for. I truly appreciate all the help from my team, without them this event would not have been able to thrive like it did.
 From running sound, selling the book, and greeting people as they came in, my team did an AWESOME job. Elroy the elephant also came along too! After Saturday, I was forced to take it easy and rest since I came down with a bad case of TONSILLITIS!
 Now that I’m feeling a bit better, it’s time to grind even harder. There is so much more to come so STAY ON THE LOOKOUT for news from Empress World Books. “Like” the page on facebook for automatic updates!
to everyone for your patience. We have encountered a delay in receiving the next shipment of books. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding during this time! It is MUCH appreciated!
Thanks again for all the support. Share with all your friends…and keep a look out for the next Empress World Books news!!!

Illustrator Alfred Alejandro(left) and Author Sirrico Whitfield (right) signing books for eager supporters!

Elroy the elephant stopped by for some hugs :)

“The things that you feed will stay alive…”

Friday, December 16, 2011

My Elephant Did It!

I am very proud to announce the release of my FIRST children's book titled "My Elephant Did It." This is a compilation of my children's poems that I believe is clever enough to keep mom and dad interested and silly enough to keep the children laughing. This has been a 
road to complete this book from start to finish. There were 
many, many obstacles 
that slowed the process down but never brought it to a stop. After years of pushing through and simply believing and trusting that one day I would actually hold my book in hand,
I decided to never give up on my dream
...and now I am happy to say that I am able to share my dream with you! 
Saturday, January 14th, 2012
I will be having my very first book release held at the Central Library in Virginia Beach, Virginia. During this event, my books will be on sale for the first time and I will also be reading from this special collection of poems. Of course, those are just a few details of the event ;) The book will be available to purchase online (right here at this blog... January 2012). Please stay tuned and THANK YOU for joining me!!!

"Start every day with a dream in your heart..."