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A Trip South

New Orleans, Charleston, and Savannah. My friend, Nichelle, and I headed South for inspiration, good food, and exploration. There was no shortage of any of those three things. Loved all three places, and on the... Read More...

Girrrrl, what are you doing?

Working. And that’s the truth. Writing. Researching. Revising. Writing some more. Thinking. Re-revising. Listening. Re-re-vising . . . Such is the life of a writer—this writer. When friends, non-writ... Read More...

Online Tour And Book Trailers

A teaser for "Searching for Tina Turner". Also check shorty, with thanks to my friend Tony: Extended Book Trailer A recent BlogTalk Radio interview: My Book Views Radiant Light Rundpinne Madeleine... Read More...

Success . . .

Hooray! Hooray! Today is my day. Searching for Tina Turner officially hits bookstores today. Kind of anti-climatic? Not!  I’ve already been in one store and seen the poster and my book, my book, on the shelf... Read More...

Sacred Moments

I crave immediate gratification. I never wait for the movie to start to eat my popcorn. I rub the squares on my daily Lotto ticket before the store owner hands me my change. I take my ice cream straight from... Read More...

How time flies . . .

Christmas is almost here. Isn't it still autumn? No. Or time to baste the turkey? No. Didn't we just elect the first black president of the United States? Yes—a year ago.

Is That You?

I love this quote, almost an explanation of writing, from James Baldwin’s 1955 Notes of a Native Son, “One writes out of one thing only—one’s own experience. Everything depends on how relentlessly one forces... Read More...

My Old Typewriter

I found my old typewriter the other day. It’s a Royal—gray with green keys. I don’t remember the exact Christmas or birthday that my parents gave to me, but it was when I was a teenager.