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You Let It Grow

July 08, 2020 Four hundred years. Four hundred years of opportunities to make it right. Four centuries of begging, pleading, praying, yelling, marching, uprisings. But you just let the wound of our anger, our outrage, our moans of grief, fester and ooze and become a...

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When There’s Nothing Left to Lose

Have you ever had to go to sleep at night with the image of a black man being murdered seared into your mind?s eye? A vision so horrifying, so heartbreaking, so unimaginable nothing can take it away. It?s burned into your psyche and hovers there like a ghost. Have you...

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Three Things I Learned Writing My Book

My book is finally finished! The last round of self edits is finally complete and I am so proud of what I have accomplished. It has been a long road from the end of 2017 until today, and it has been full of twists and turns, peaks and valleys, victories and...

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Glimpse Into My Life: Day Two

Welcome back! I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s fun fact. Here’s the second photo.   I am an avid backyard farmer. This is me a few years ago with watermelons that I grew myself! At the time, I was leasing 5000 square feet of space and had a watermelon...

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Glimpse into My Life: Day One

  Welcome back, everyone! I hope that you are staying healthy and safe during this time of quarantine. I was sitting here attempting to think of what I could share with you in a blog post for a few days and finally came up with an idea. For the next seven days, I...

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New Feature: Resources for Writers!

Well, hello there! I hope you are reading this blog post in good health. I wanted to share a new feature on my website I am very excited about. It’s called?The Writer’s Resource Guide, and I designed to do exactly what it says: provide resources for...

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Character Sketch: Paul Simmons

  Welcome back, everyone! I hope that you are staying healthy and safe during this time of quarantine. In my last post, you read about one of the main characters of my novel, Theresa Vincent Simmons. This week, I’m sharing the world of her husband, Paul...

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The House on Horace Street: A Character Sketch

  Many of you know that I wrote a novel in 2017. Yes, I know that was 3 years ago and I have been sending it out since then. It often takes years to get a novel published, but life is too short for that, so I have decided to self-publish. Anyhow, I digress. I...

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Rivers: A Reflection on Langston Hughes

“I swear to the Lord I still can’t see why democracy means everybody but me.” “Negroes – Sweet and docile, Meek, humble, and kind: Beware the day – They change their mind.” Langston Hughes would have been 118 on February 1st....

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I’m a Podcaster Now!

Hello, everyone! I’ve got some exciting news! You may remember me telling you about a new podcast I was going to start. Well, that day is here! I decided to launch early since my first two podcasts are now able to be found on most of your favorite podcast...

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Between the Reads

As an emerging author, I’m sensitive to the plight of new authors. There are a lot of great books out there being ignored because they aren’t best-seller lists or trending. I decided to do something about it!

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