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Sword & Sorcery? Nah. Sword & SOUL.

Sword & Soul. You may be wondering what this is. I was, too. So I decided to do a little research on it.¬†Sword & Soul is like sword and sorcery, but with, well, soul. According to Milton Davis, an author in the field, it is defined as “heroic fiction and...

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Horror Novels: We Belong in This Space, Too

Happy October!! This is the month of Halloween and spooky stories! I’ve been doing a lot of research on Black authors in the Horror genre and I was pleasantly surprised to find that there are way more out there than I thought there were. For the month of...

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A Space Of My Own

Your gift shall make room for you. That was something my paternal grandmother always said to me. It’s from a verse in the Bible. It has taken on new meaning for me lately. As a writer, I have always thought success was when mainstream, i.e., white society,...

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You Let It Grow

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 puss-filled...

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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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