The Story That Inspired The Talking Drum

Monday, April 6, 2020

I’m often asked what inspired my debut novel, The Talking Drum. I’ve drawn inspiration from a multitude of experiences and individuals, but much of the inspiration comes from my parents. Mom and Dad were part of The Great Migration of African Americans moving from The South in the middle of the last century to The North for better job opportunities and treatment. After my dad did his two years of…