The Initial Book Idea

Several years ago, for some reason, I — a white woman in my 40s at the time — had this completely off-the-wall (for me) idea for a story: When their grandmother and sole caretaker dies, two young African American boys must travel by foot to Memphis to find the father who abandoned them. Why Memphis?Continue reading “The Initial Book Idea”

Why This Blog?

Years ago, my daughter was struggling to write an essay for her high school English class. It was about 11:00 at night, the paper was due the next day, and she had a major case of writer’s block. More specifically, her perfectionism and — bless her heart (because she gets this from me) — herContinue reading “Why This Blog?”