Free: Red as Apple

1986. Rural America. What’s buried beneath the loose straw and settled dirt of the barn is the only thing that could bring Keenan Butler back to this small town. His brother’s quiet and his sister’s optimism. His motel room neighbor under the buzzing lights. Her truck stop clientele. A country drive to set the past on fire that changes them all. Free on Kindle ... [Read More...]

Then Like The Blind Man: ORBIE’S STORY

While fiction about the 1950s Civil Rights era is far from rare, few capture the period and struggles from the perspective of a white child. Then Like The Blind Man: ORBIE’S STORY is an electrifying porthole to the South of the ‘50s, where, though inane prejudice may have dominated, kindness and justice also had a place. Orbie’s sharecropping grandparents, by defying convention with unnerving grace, become founts of colloquial wisdom whose appeal is impossible to resist, and the Orbie... [Read More...]

Free: The White Piano

Coming back to his childhood home after years of absence, Ben is unprepared for the secret, which is now revealed to him: his mother, Natasha, who used to be a brilliant pianist, is losing herself to mysterious disease, which turns the way her mind works into a riddle. His father’s new wife, Anita, looks remarkably similar to her—only much younger. Feeling isolated, being apart from love, how will Ben react to these marital affairs, when it is so tempting to resort to blame and guilt? “I... [Read More...]

The Opium Lord’s Daughter

The Opium Lord’s Daughter is a historical drama told from the perspectives of Chinese and British—about the First Opium War, a tragic, love gone wrong, and history-altering conflict. Winner of The Independent Press Award 2020 for Multi-Cultural Fiction. Also, a finalist for The Book Excellence Awards, SPR Book Awards, and the Readers Choice Awards. $0.99 on Kindle. ... [Read More...]

The Last Bar In NYC

Thank heaven for New York City bartenders. They satisfy your boozy thirst in a strife-filled life, and a good one will listen to anything on your mind when no one else will. Our barman/narrator is one of the good ones. He’s been disposed under chins and elbows and cocktail napkins and ashtrays and spilled drinks for decades in New York City for countless drinkers willing to confess anything to a bar top. From one barstool to another, our barman’s raw and soulful voice delivers a metropolita... [Read More...]