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June 11, 2019

Yesterday we went to New York and I lost my creative lens. Like those slippery, circular, corrective devices I used to poke onto my eyeball when I was in my teens, I need my creative lens to function. Without it, my characters fall silent. Their vocations, locations, a...

January 2, 2019

Okay, so it's a shiny new year and people everywhere are making resolutions or goals about what they want to accomplish this year. Including yours truly. One thing I've done in preparation of this new year is join the 10 Minute Novelists sub-group, the 365 Challenge.

Th...

December 31, 2018

During the month of November 2018, my short story collection, Sons of Steel, made a grand total of $21.44 in sales. Four print books and 2 ebooks. Not a lot, by any means. This morning, I donated all $21.44 in sales to the American Diabetes Association in honor of my l...

November 5, 2018

The Christian Writer Who Doesn’t Write Christian Fiction

I’m a Christian. Have been for as long as I can remember. When I was really young, I believed in God. I prayed, I believed with my whole heart, and I took twigs that I tied together in the shape of crosses and hun...

October 31, 2018

November is National Diabetes Awareness month and there are some things you might not know about Sons of Steel, my collection of short stories about the Jones family.

1. The idea for this collection was inspired by a silver dollar coin, my late uncle, and the concept of...

March 11, 2018

In today’s #MeToo world where celebrities are harassing fans faster than they can accumulate Emmy awards and women are on a mission to raise awareness about feminism as they wear vagina hats, it can be a confusing place to be a woman or raise a daughter. It seems the o...

January 1, 2018

When your entire married life has consisted of a family and you reach the cusp of the empty nest years, you wonder if your husband married you because of the family factor. Did he really see you as an individual when you were dating? On the day you said your vows, was...

June 11, 2017

I was 12 years old the first time I recall informing people that when I grew up I was going to remedy the fact that I didn’t have a formal first name or middle name. From then on, the idea would ebb and surface though I never followed through. In the last two months, n...

April 23, 2017

Vagina hats or hidden figures?

Last night, I watched “Hidden Figures,” the movie about three intelligent, hard working, change making black women. They did it all. And they understood the concept of moving their cheese long before this book was ever written.

I did not pa...

April 2, 2017

“Be Strong” isn’t just the title of author Michele Mathews’ debut novel, it’s the theme as the reader is taken on the marital journey of the main character, Elizabeth.

Elizabeth is a young woman who is set up on a date with a co-worker of her father’s. Tyrone appears to...

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