Favorite Black Authors – History Through a Literary Lense

My interest in writing realistic fiction is due in large part to two wonderful authors, James Baldwin and Dennis Brutus. I met James Baldwin at a poetry workshop of Dennis Brutus, a South African poet and activist, in Philadelphia.The literary works of favorite Black authors provided a lense to see history left out of the … Continue reading Favorite Black Authors – History Through a Literary Lense

It’s 9PM: Do You Know Where Your Elders Are?

I recently read Water for Elephants by author Sara Gruen. Night is falling here, and I just have to ask. It's 9PM, do you know where your elders are? I hope they're not in the circus parking lot looking for their past. On the other hand, maybe it's a better place than the other place … Continue reading It’s 9PM: Do You Know Where Your Elders Are?