Cover artwork for Words Words Words, compiled works.
I'm collecting all my essays and non-universe stories into a single collection, due out the first of next year. Here's my current cover conception.
Alyssa Caine wakes up from a car accident claiming to be Rebecca Asher, who died five years before. Alyssa’s estranged sister, Leah Walker, sets out to learn all she can about Rebecca to discover why and to bring Alyssa back. Featuring characters from the award-winning play, Another Mother, and the story collection Atlanta Stories: Fables … Continue reading Rebecca, Too Now Available
A few months after meeting Rebecca, Claire realizes that she is familiar with Rebecca’s aunt, Rachel, who’s active in the Unitarian Universalist church Claire attends, and who Rebecca constantly complains about. She didn’t make the connection right away, because Rebecca’s description of her aunt is so negative, Claire initially imagined a much older and less … Continue reading Ashes: Claire and Rachel
Dorothy Gage is at her desk in the corporate offices of Delta Airlines in Atlanta. She’s been with the company, in various capacities since the late nineties, after working for American Airlines in Boston for several years following her graduation from Wellesley College in 1991. Dorothy is originally from Greenwich, Connecticut, the middle child and … Continue reading Rebecca, Too, Dottie
When I originally developed Rebecca, Too, I created a seventy-five page incomplete draft, which got bogged down at the point where Alyssa Caine, believing herself to be Rebecca Asher, met with the two friends with whom she went to spring break in Fort Lauderdale as teens, where she met Rebecca. The two friends had not … Continue reading Expanded Universe, Leah
Some years ago, I started working on a story about the late-90s tech boom in Atlanta, which featured as its main character a web developer turned entrepreneur named David Cairo (pronounced Kay-ro, like the town in Georgia). I created the rough outline of a story and several chapters, but never fully fleshed out the material … Continue reading Expanded Universe, Alyssa
Rebecca Asher turns off Piedmont Road into the parking lot for Ansley Mall, and parks behind the filling station that’s on the corner of Piedmont and Monroe Drive. She’s headed to a show at Smith’s Olde Bar, half a block away. Tonight, she has decided she won’t drink much, because she needs her wits about … Continue reading House Band, Rebecca
The stage at Eddie's Attic, Decatur, GA, 6 October 2016Rebecca Asher, sixteen, takes a seat at the bar in Eddie's Attic, and picks up a menu. It's her first time here, attending an "all ages" show featuring local Atlanta performers. She's been anxious to visit, since it regularly hosts artists like Michelle Malone and The … Continue reading House Band, Just One Look
Leah Walker enters her dorm room at Wellesley College and sets her backpack onto a chair. It's her freshman year, and her roommate, Heather, is visiting family for several days, so Leah's looking forward to having the room to herself for a long weekend. Leah's average height, with shoulder-length auburn hair, and steel-blue eyes. She's … Continue reading Leah and Dottie