It all started in high school. The first time I was allowed to choose an elective,I chose drama and it got me hooked. It sealed it for me like a glove. I wrote and produced most of the plays that took place on our stage. I also directed a few well-known plays on my own accord. After that, I discovered a little thing about myself. Performing in the play 'Oklahoma' at school, I found out very quickly that I could sing very well. I became good enough to tour the so called 'chitlin circuit and to perform at the Apollo Theatre in New York City in 1978. I wrote my songs and recorded a few records. After I gave birth to my oldest daughter, I discovered that I was very good at writing my own novels.
The person I admired the most was an author who brought his novel to life. He was little known until his book became a mini series called 'Roots'. Alex Haley will always be the man who brought to life the shame and the hurt of America's past. He told the truth on the history of his family in West Africa. This paved the way for many African Americans to voice their skills in words.
I admire Ms. Cicley Tyson for the depth and substanace of her acting skills. She makes us feel what the role says. Her influence made many a black actor and actress give 110 per cent of their skill to show the world. John Singleton, Antoine Fuqua and F. Gary Gray are very good african american directors. I would admire them greatly if they would try and make true-to-life movies about who their people are and the ravages we have gone through. And last, Oprah Winfrey is the person who most of America looks up to but much of Black America are becoming Enlightened about many things that have been well-hidden by the so called, 'Elitists'.
My first novel is called 'I Found My Sunshine'. It is based on a true story. This story is about a young woman who has a restless soul and is determined to find her place in the world and while doing so, she experiences many pitfalls but she stays strong to conquer the negatives life had to offer. A riviting drama at it's best and a lesson well learned for us all.
My second novel is called 'Bay Minette'. This book is on the shelves and is availble now. This story is set in a small sleepy town in the Deep South. The novel is about a young girl who, despite the volitile times of the 1920's thru 1999, saw her way through the demeaning and the hurt of her lover's family. The two families agreed to disagree about everything and all things pertaining to interracial love. A tale worth the read.
My third novel is called 'Kemetstry'. It is about the predictions of the Mayans but with a twist. A new view to an old prediction. Short and to the REAL point!