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I Needed It

THE INCIDENT  “You don’t know me,” he says. His words cut like a knife. His face displays the pain and anguish behind the words causing my heart that I thought could not hurt any more to ache deeper. I can’t cry. We’re in a public place and I don’t like […]

Run or Defend

“What have I done?” John wondered as he stopped from running to catch his breath. John is a big man, like his brother James and his father. John’s father taught him to never backed down from a good fight. He has a reputation to uphold as the son of thunder. […]

Another Excerpt

Marcy James leans against the railing of the terrace of her penthouse apartment. Her thoughts wonder from her decision to sleep in this Sunday morning which seems lazy to her, to whether she should have gone to church with her younger brother, Lee, whom she raises since their parents’ death, […]

So What Do I Do About It?

A granddaughter posted to Facebook in all sincerity and with a good heart, a video which challenged an audience of white folks with this: If you would like to be treated like blacks in America are treated, please stand. Since no one stood, she reminded them that they obviously know […]

Inspiration Behind Novel

A River Bend is patterned after the Gospel of John. Many of the characters are likened to characters in that Gospel. Samara Sychar, for example, is like the Samaritan woman. Josh Crockett has some similarities to Jesus Christ. In chapter four of A River Bend, Josh talks about worship with Samara […]

Personal Interview

The following is an interview I did on a blog radio show, Recipe Records hosted by Lanea Stagg.  In it, I talk about my early experiences at writing, my life, my faith, my novel, A River Bend and my future plans. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed […]