Stagnate We Die

I do not believe a writer ever stops learning. If we stop learning, we become stagnate and die. Like something caught in the old pool in the back yard, you can swim around in the sludge for a while a little slimy but happy enough. After a while, the things that begin to grow on the bottom of the pool start to choke out the … Continue reading Stagnate We Die

Criminals and Monsters

Not all Criminals are Monsters In my Leeward Files novels, I have truly horrendous monsters: murderers, pedophiles, rapists, sex and drug traffickers, and extreme racists, but not all bad guys are truly monstrous. Sometimes, a good guy can be pushed into doing bad things, other times, a good person will do bad in the hope of something good coming from it. The old adage, โ€œThe … Continue reading Criminals and Monsters

Rebel

Rebel: Women Who Dare by Beverly Jenkins, Narrated by Kim Staunton Women of strength and courage make history, forge nations and make a difference. Ms. Beverly Jenkins is a genius at building characters and setting them in familiar places and times, and showing what true courage looks like. Reconstruction in New Orleans, or any place in the south, was hardly a romantic time period for … Continue reading Rebel