WIP – OCAAT Book Two

“Where you start does not have to be where you finish,” describes the coming of age story of two half-sisters, Sydney and Shelby King, as they discover themselves and find love. Life has not been kind to Shelby. She lost her first love—the father of her child, followed by the disappearance of their nine-month old …read more

In The Weeds, WIP, A new slightly changed chapter one

Chapter One   “What? No way is that him,” Kirby said, moving her gaze between the man standing at the bar and the picture on the cover of the current Field and Stream magazine, she held in her hand. Dude was ordering a drink and what were the chances of  him. . . she said, …read more

Humans We Are

I ran into an old friend the other day at a local Taco place. I ❤️ tacos, especially the breakfast kind. Anyway, she and I volunteered a lot at our kids school when they were young. We were always volunteering, to sell sodas at the game, and there were a lot of games in which …read more

In the Weeds Chapter ONE

Chapter One Mid-August, 2017  “That’s him?” “Him who,” Nakia asked, staring into her third drink, relaxed for the first time in a long time. She and her younger sister Kirby, were hanging out tonight at this club, here to pick up a man, was the plan. Well it was more Kirby’s plan for her. She …read more

Where is OCAAT Book Two?

So, Book Two of OCAAT will probably be released next year, 2018. Why so long you ask? The answer is because OCAAT Book One was really difficult for me to write. I’ve probably written it at least six or seven times, so many different versions of it, as I tried to figure out how to …read more

OCAAT-The start of Chapter 4

  Chapter 4 Saturday morning The corner of Hardwood Street and Pecan Avenue was the closest Sydney could get to Graham’s neighborhood by bus. Hardwood Street ran perpendicular to Pecan Avenue, which was the street that was mostly a hill that led directly to the gates that led directly into the subdivisions that was the …read more

OCAAT Chapter 3

Chapter 3 September, two weeks later Woodland Hills High School, known unofficially as The Hills, neighborhood school to the kids of the super affluent, filled to the gills with Asians and Indians from India—not the Native American kind that’d gotten stuck on those reservations; no, this was the escuela for parents who knew the American …read more

No one will read your books.

I love this piece written by Richard Ridley, an award-winning author and paid CreateSpace contributor. It helps to calm the jitters that comes with creating stories. “No one will read your books. That’s what you should tell yourself every time you sit down to write. I don’t think that’s true. In fact, I have every …read more

Love is,

This except is from the start of the Movie Love Actually. It reminds me. Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion’s starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don’t see that. It …read more