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.
The redesigned cover of Atlanta Stories: Fables of the New South, soon to be in its third paperback and first hardcover editions. Should be available by the holidays.
Print ISBN: 978-9848913-8-2 Ebook ISBN: 9781386502401 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 … Continue reading Purchase Rebecca, Too
When Charlotte Sanger moved to Atlanta in 1996, Deanna Savage and her husband, Emanuel, known as Manny, welcomed her as one of the family. Manny helped Charlotte get a job with the Forestry Service after her son Ishmael was born, and the Savage kids have always treated Izzy like a little brother. As they became … Continue reading Axe Man, Snake Lady
Mylene Messner stood on the porch of the home she shared with her husband, Zachariah, watching as he drove away in his light blue Chevy Rambler. She lingered a long while, knowing it was the last time she’d ever see him, then went inside and began clearing away the breakfast dishes and washing them. She … Continue reading Ashes, Mylene
Daniel begins with Jerusalem being sacked by the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar and the prominent families taken off into exile. The narrative states that Daniel entered service to the Babylonian king at the beginning of the exile, which happened between 597-586 BCE, and that he remained in royal service until Cyrus of Persia allowed the Jews … Continue reading Real Bible Studies: The Book of Daniel
Nothing in his life became him like the leaving of it. —Shakespeare, Macbeth Without looking it up, how many people know John F. Kennedy's birthdate? Now, how many know the date on which he died? Most people over a certain age can not only recall the date, but can relate, in great detail, where they … Continue reading In the Bleak Midwinter
The Republicans in the South are exactly the same as they’ve always been, only we used to call them Democrats. The South was once a one-party region and that party was the Democrats and they were much more conservative than the most conservative Republican of the time. This was the basis for Nixon’s “Southern Strategy”, … Continue reading Labels
When Karen Peterson arrives home that evening, she finds several shopping bags piled in the corner of the kitchen and in the midst of them is a small woman with greying hair, dressed in a warm-up suit, a large T-shirt, a sweater, a man’s suit jacket, with an overcoat covering it all, a knit cap, … Continue reading The Guides, Karen
Reverend Aaron Abel Collins, pastor at the Edgewood African Methodist Episcopal Congregation of Atlanta, is considered a mighty man of God by his parishioners. His congregation numbers around four hundred and fifty active members with significant neighborhood outreach, making the Reverend an influential voice in his community. As a young Theology student at Morris Brown, … Continue reading Events of 1985, Collins Family