This is the seal I get to use on ONE FOR THE ARK. Cool!
Three for three! Happy to announce that One for the Ark is a 2016 national #ForewordINDIES Book of the Year Awards Finalist in General Fiction. Warming Up was a finalist in 2013 and Saluting the Sun in 2015. Big winner
My reading list for our January cruise to Hawaii and Mexico was longer than my ability to stay “awoke.” Cruising on the Westerdam with Holland America is way too relaxing! Did manage to read a few books: Commonwealth, by Ann Patchett, the
One for the Ark is a Round One Finalist in the 2017 Illinois Soon To Be Famous Author Project sponsored by the Illinois Library Association. Got my fingers crossed for the March 6 announcement of the 3 Finalists. My second novel,
My friend, Julieanna, sent this loving tribute to Gwen Ifill. The HistoryMakers is a unique and extensive collection of in-depth interviews with black leaders in all areas of American life, founded by Julieanna here in Chicago and now housed by
Thank you, Cubbies, for this lesson in authorship and how to create something great: STAY IN THE MOMENT. Now might be a good time, too, to read a baseball-themed mystery. How about something by G.W. Kennedy?
We had the chance this week to celebrate with Erin Goseer Mitchell the publication of her second book, From Colored to Black, A Bittersweet Journey (Ampersand, 2016). At a reading we hosted for her, one guest called it a chance
I’m so grateful to so many who have written me to tell me how much you enjoyed ONE FOR THE ARK. So I am reluctant to ask for a smidge more of your time, but it would really help me
I recently attended the Oswego Literary Festival at the beautiful Oswego Library District Oswego Campus. Forty-six authors were there to hawk their works, but I doubt that we sold 46 books among us. This could be depressing. OK, it is
I doubt that any of my books will ever be banned–what a boost to sales that would be!–but over the course of our history, some classics, such as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Catcher in the