Books, Commitment, Sample Sunday, Writing

SAMPLE SUNDAY: From ‘The Fall’

From 'The Fall': Tea usually worked to help calm her when her mind was racing, or if she could not sleep. Something like chamomile or peppermint, neither of which she really enjoyed under usual circumstances. But the chamomile didn’t work tonight, and neither did the one very small glass of chardonnay that she had immediately… Continue reading SAMPLE SUNDAY: From ‘The Fall’

Books, Commitment, Writing

SAMPLE SUNDAY: From ‘The Fall’

About the book: In the summer of her fifteenth year as a professor at Gilchrist College, Lorna Terry is at a crossroads and, she fears, also on the downswing of her career as the “sole remaining radical feminist in academia.” Having built her life on a theory of non-attachment, she is disturbed to find herself becoming… Continue reading SAMPLE SUNDAY: From ‘The Fall’

Commitment, Inspiration, Jayson, Keisha, Mistress, Mistress part 2, Mistress Trilogy, Mother, nia forrester

Evolution & Completion

I didn't expect to feel this way. Letting a character go, 'finishing' their story and moving on to the next is usually every easy for me. By the time I kick them out of my head and write 'THE END' I'm a little bit glad to see them go. Like a parent sending their kid… Continue reading Evolution & Completion

Commitment, Shorts, Solos, Writing

Stalemate

“I’d like to meet her.” “Why?” “She’s your daughter. More than your daughter. You talk about her all the time. Why wouldn’t I want to meet her?” Malcolm asked. “I don’t recall banging down the door to meet your two,” Lorna said, reaching over and spearing one of the brussel sprouts on his plate. "I… Continue reading Stalemate

Authors, Commitment, Free reads, Outtakes, Solos

Next Door

My next-door neighbors’ children are enthusiastic and frequent criers.  I didn’t actually know them – my neighbors nor their children – but I knew the children’s names, having heard them being cajoled, scolded, implored and occasionally begged to do as they’re told, sit still, eat their cereal, put on their raincoat, find their school books… Continue reading Next Door

Commitment, nia forrester, Preview, Shorts, Solos

SAMPLE SUNDAY: Mistress

Before and after her run-in with Shawn from 'Commitment', Keisha had her own story. This is it . . . This is a sample from 'Mistress: A Novella'. Keisha Crawford was worried. Sitting cross-legged on her bed, she spread out in front of her, all of value that she owned in the world. The jewelry… Continue reading SAMPLE SUNDAY: Mistress