A Collage of Gratitude for UPTOWN THIEF

MELS women crop

It took a village. They are, clockwise from top right around the exterior: Jill Dearman, Toni Ann Johnson, Shannon Williams, Tracy Sherrod, Jenni Ferrari Adler, La Bruja, woman model who was my stock photo muse for Marisol, Victoria Sanders, Pastor Donna Allen, Juana the Jungle Girl, Mercedes Fernandez. Inner circle clockwise from left: Oshun, Brooke Warner,…
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The Shit I’m Thankful For: A Poem


What am I thankful for?? Well, first let me tell you what I’m not thankful for, and that’s posting the day after Jennifer, because everything she wrote about public displays of gratitude, saturating Thanksgiving meals with bourbon, and warmly thanking everyone she loves had me going, “Oh, yeah.” “Yup.” “Yep, that, too.” So I apologize in advance…
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A Debut Author Gives Thanks


  The first thing I do when I open a new book is read the acknowledgements page. It’s so moving to see the writer expressing appreciation for everyone who has helped her along the way. Before I began writing a novel I used to marvel at how many people an author would thank. How could…
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News Flash–Endings and Beginnings Edition


  Congratulations to Sharon H., winner of IDYLL THREATS By Stephanie Gayle. Check back next week, where we will announce the winner of this weeks giveaway–Melissa Cistaro’s PIECES OF MY MOTHER!   From the 2016 Debs Louise Miller received the final version of the cover of THE CITY BAKER’S GUIDE TO COUNTRY LIVING this week. She loves her…
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