I'd like to say thank you to everyone who has supported me on my journey to completing my first novel. To those of you who don't know me or my work and are visiting this page for the first time, welcome.

Over the next few weeks, I hope to share with you a little of my progress as I begin research on my new book -- a yet-to-be titled historical novel, set in the 1920s and involving the founding and establishment of The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, the predominently African-American labor union, led by A. Philip Randolph. Sleeping car porters worked on the railroads, cleaning and preparing sleeping cars and acting as valets and waiters for passengers. The union struggled for more than a decade before they received recognition and equity from the Pullman Company.

As part of my research, I'll be traveling by train from Oakland to New York City, following the path of those porters from years ago. This trip will include a visit to the A. Philip Randolph Museum in Chicago. Along the way, I'll be sharing with you what I learn and experience. Thank you for coming along.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015


So, this is unexpected. Fresh from the inbox -- Twitter is hosting a pitch-a-thon, of sorts. For about twenty-four hours, you can pitch your manuscript two times per hour for every completed manuscript while literary agents monitor the feed.  If interested, an agent will favorite the pitch, which is considered an invitation to query.

Here's my pitch:

Sons of Promise is a Civil War era ghost story about one family's legacy of sacrifice and silence as they try to define what it means to be free.

Tell me what you think.

Oh, and wish me luck. 

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