Crowder peas and crossing counties

Crowder peas. Why did that sound familiar? By the time I got home from the Farm Fresh Market in Zebulon, North Carolina and had them shelled in a bowl, I remembered. Tayari Jones talked about them in her novel, An American Marriage. They represent a southern dish one of her characters had been craving. I... Continue Reading →

Watch this space!

The editor-in-chief of Southern Writers Magazine, Susan Reichert, sent me the welcome news that my story Inflatable Untethered Holiday, had placed in the top ten finalists in the magazine’s 2017 National Short Story contest. Finalists, as well as winners, would be published in a special short story issue. Wahoo! Another of my Manassas, Virginia stories had finally... Continue Reading →

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