Genevieve, age seven, sits on a bench in the back yard of Rhiannon and Abigail’s home in Seattle, her head lowered, tears streaming down her cheeks. It has been two weeks since her father’s death and nearly a week since his memorial service at MIT and she still can’t accept that she’ll never see him … Continue reading Worthy Cousins: Abigail & Genevieve
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Rosalind is at her desk, grading papers. Leah appears at the door. “Dr. Duchard?” Rosalind looks up and gives her a knowing smile. “Leah Walker. What can I do for you?” Leah enters and sits in front of the desk. “Just curious if you’ve had a chance to consider my request.” “Esther said you’re persistent. … Continue reading Worthy Pursuit, Rosalind & Leah
While most are familiar with the four canonical gospels found in the Bible, early Christianity produced many gospels, one for just about every notable follower of Jesus. The Gnostics were some of the most prolific in this endeavor, issuing gospels for Peter, Thomas, Mary Magdalene, and even Judas Iscariot. There are surviving relicts of the … Continue reading Real Bible Studies: The Gospels
The Square, Decatur, Georgia, 9 August 2009. I’m formulating a definition of my writing style based on my recent work, which has been focused on my hometown of Atlanta. The name I’ve devised is Southern NeoRealism and I’m working to develop characteristics of it, based on common themes in my writing. For instance, a character’s … Continue reading Southern NeoRealism: A Working Draft
The most important weapon in a writer’s arsenal is language; wield it with skill and precision. The writing should always speak for itself; never explain; never apologize, but always be willing to edit for clarity. Don’t worry about telling the literal truth; be true to the characters, the story, and the artistic vision. Never consider … Continue reading Writer’s Manifesto (Revised)
Mother Avis Collins stands before a packed sanctuary at her church and welcomes the faithful. “Good morning!” she says and is greeted by a chorus of replies. “Today is the day the Lord has made. I welcome you all to fellowship with us. I’d like to ask all the home folk to rise and visitors … Continue reading Woman of God, Avis
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