A bisexual young man grapples with questions of integrity and masculinity as he and his unconventional sister and enslaved brother struggle for respect and a future between dark secrets and unbridled passions of two
plantation dynasties.

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  • Above All Be True to Yourself

    Above All Be True to Yourself

    Discover who you truly are and be that person to the best of your ability.

  • Why Write a Book Review

    Why Write a Book Review

    I’m going to discuss the importance of reviews to writer and reader. Importance to Readers and Writers They must be important to readers because so many authors depend upon getting them which, in turn, means readers buying their books. Amazon certainly depends upon them. The Amazon algorithm won’t promote you until your books gets at…

  • Do You Write to Music?

    Do You Write to Music?

    Write to music? I play music all day long in my studio. Instrumental only. I am constantly up and down while writing on my computer: articles, scenes from my next book, editing the present novel. Or designing on Canva, posting on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, or merely folding my laundry. There must be music. At…

  • Are You One of Us?

    Are You One of Us?

    A Sixty-Year-Old Secret Shared Actually, this secret is older than that, since I’m now seventy-nine. I even kept it hidden from myself. That’s what we do when certain things might be nothing but trouble for us. No one would have believed me at the time. You likely won’t believe me now. Still, like over a…

  • Writing Diversity

    Writing Diversity

    I’m an explorer of places and people. Therefore, I began by reading books by and about diverse writers.

  • Embracing Creativity at 79

    Embracing Creativity at 79

    In a world that often glorifies youth and new beginnings, a 79-year-old writer embarking on an ambitious creative endeavor might seem unusual.

  • Review of Hardland

    Review of Hardland

    What I love most about this novel is that nothing is as simple as it appears, and the author sticks with reality along with plenty of suspense, as well as a little tender snaring of one’s heart.

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