A Powerful 2017 For Us All…

Harlem Arts Salon

We can all magnify our voices this year, to make some serious contributions and change some lives. I hope you take your ideas and visions- a new business, more love in your relationships, superior health, more education- to new heights. Continue reading

Behind A Bitter Pill… Q & A with author Tiffany Gholar

One book with four different covers is just one aspect of the special story and brilliance behind ‘A Bitter Pill to Swallow’, just released from Blurb Books as the debut novel from writer and visual artist Tiffany Gholar. ‘A Bitter Pill to Swallow’ is a literal and figurative testimony of perseverance, triumph and concern for humanity in a novel debut more than twenty years in the making. Continue reading

What Billie and Phyllis Sang About

Read my story “What Billie and Phyllis Sang About”, about an abandoned black woman left to survive alone in Harlem, in the new issue of Atticus Review. My favorite Billie Holiday and Phyllis Hyman music is on the story’s companion soundtrack Here. #BillieandPhyllis Continue reading

Spirit of Writing Week 9: Useful Gifts For Writers (and Free Tips too…)

There is something in the nature of the loner personality both ill-fated and magically destined to imagine for a living which creates a kleptomania for life overall, the evidence of which are astounding collections of curiosities and mementos and souvenirs and of course BOOKS. And, it is actually okay for you to add to it with the right gifts…End 2014 writing, not planning to write again in 2015. The Spirit of Writing: 12 Weeks of Practice. Continue reading