SAMPLE SUNDAY: From 'Young, Rich & Black: An Afterwards Novella' “Didn’t I just see you last night?” Phone up against his ear, Deuce watched from the other side of the barbershop as his father got the finishing touches on his shave. His own haircut had been done for a little while, and when he got… Continue reading ‘Young, Rich & Black’: An Afterwards Novella
It's almost 2017! Can you believe it? It's been an incredibly challenging year for me in so many ways. Creatively, I was definitely it was a bit of a nadir while I worked on life stuff. But I feel something more positive around the corner, so I thought I'd drop little hints in this, my… Continue reading #HolidayShorts Holdin’ it Down
Some of you, I know in the "real world" but sadly, others I only know in cyberspace. That makes it difficult for me to interface with folks who enjoyed my work (or didn't) and who want to talk about it. But thank goodness for Facebook! It's provided me the space to communicate directly with readers… Continue reading You’re Invited to a Book Chat on ‘The Come Up’!
From 'Mother': Jay turned in search of Rob again and instead his eyes met Betty’s. She was alone, so he went to her. “You’re such a man,” she said when he was directly in front of her. “Thank you?” Betty laughed. “No, I mean you were standing there looking so oppressed for having to be here… Continue reading SAMPLE SUNDAY: From ‘Mother’
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
The final part of the trilogy, 'Mistress', 'Wife', 'Mother' ... Excerpt: A couple months after Jay and Keisha were married, when the Friday lunches were still a new thing, Chloe suggested they go somewhere “nice” for lunch and that Keisha should dress up. She’d found someone to babysit Gabby for the afternoon and said she… Continue reading COMING DECEMBER 15th: ‘MOTHER’
From 'MOTHER': Watching as she scooped up her hair and fastened it at her nape while opening the container of Singapore rice noodles, Jay smiled at his wife’s perfect double-cantaloupe ass. Wife. He rarely thought of her that way. She was still his girl—in all senses of the word, that was the way Jay tended… Continue reading SAMPLE SUNDAY: From ‘MOTHER’