Relaxing and Reading just feels good!

Need a change of reading material after surviving a hectic day? One deserves to relax by tugging at your imagination tendencies.  Sure there are free-flowing words one after another that connect chatting in a different thought pattern throughout both books.

Meanwhile, let the words become quite contagious as you find treasured relationships in the often complex people in both of my two books.  Namely, “BELONGING” and “They Hollered me Up”! are excellent reads for any occasion. Share the books with friends, co-workers, neighbors and relatives. Try a new view and not read the same old genre.  Have a new reading experience.  Give my books a try.

Certainly, I know you will find remarkable discoveries of how a child can live her life torn between two cultures. Also interesting, is the western theme of , “They Hollered me Up”! whereby the Native Americans survived alongside of slavery and the U.S. Marshal’s chasing the rowdy criminals running a muck.

As we enter this holiday season, buy one or both, of my most interesting stories to give you an inside glimpse of new perspectives toward a subject that you may not find any place else.

I appreciate your time.  Now check my books out at your leisure to aid you in unwinding from a most stressful day.  Turn page after page and explore a world of new topic matter that can create objectivity in the most stubborn person at best.  May your days be filled with smiles and laughter.


Out and About!

Hello All !

My venturesome life episode of “Out and About”  became more than a discovery of sorts.  Nonetheless, it led me into new adventures about new writing methodologies which was my personal agenda. I was searching for new topic lines.  Somehow,  a most common one was ironically nearby and overlooked during my entire search mode of sorts.  Isn’t that the way it is?

Usually when one looks hard for something you cannot find it.  It is only when you pause and regroup yourself that you succeed. With that reflection, my discovery break has ceased for now.  I am back on track to attempt to write superb types of literature from my traveling and adventures. It was regretful not being able to keep up with my writing here on this website while I pursued closure with my genealogy cases at the same time.  My choices, my choices can be pressing and yet thrilling.  Check out my other website for all of your genealogy needs in the form of a private consultation. The link is :

My  “Out and About” adventure included various mystical twists and turns along the way.  You know we all have those at one time or the other.  However, I am never one to abandon my tasks or give up easy.  I have written 2 new mini books during this time period.  I plan to publish them early in October.  So yes, there is hope literally for all of us! Until the next time, may your life be filled with spectacular and favorable moments that makes you SMILE and LAUGH!


Hello all!

It’s been a while since I blogged, but I never forgot about you!  I made some tasty lemonade during the last couple of months from the lemons that fell from a nearby tree.  Oh yes, we humans must take a pause for the cause if we want to be productive.  And that is simply what I did. I am writing a children’s version of BELONGING.  Now that is easy for some, but somehow I could not get my gears to start that creative flow. Have you ever felt that way?  So I passed the glasses out on the patio to a friend or two.  We chatted a bit. We laughed.  They left.  I was glad to be alone again to ponder my thoughts about my blues and blah of why I could not write anything down.  I continued sipping on my lemonade.

I wanted to get a glass of Merlot instead. Hum…maybe that would help.  “No”, I said.  Then the huge black crows flew by, followed by a thick sized red robin.I gazed upon these creatures that had such tenacity of life and no worldly worries.  I observed nature.  And nature observed me.  I reflected with my breath and my deep sighs.  They heard me and gathered near my patio’s edge and became comfortable around me.  Suddenly, I began to whisper to my bird friends.  “What is really going on with me”?  I uttered like a crazy person talking to themselves.  The thick red robin fluttered its feathers.  It stared back at me.  It did not move.  The crow bellowed out a screech or two while it attempted to nibble at the lemon peelings that I threw into the yard.  On occasions, the large black crow looked back at me.  The crow cawed very loudly.  I sensed he/she was saying, something like this.  

“You have the nerve to have the blues… try flying around in this heat trying to gather food from the ground”, the voice in my head translated strangely to me.Ah, “Yes”, I said.  That is just what I needed to do was simply to… pause.  I normally always listen to my inner voices. Wow, I believe I may be getting those blues.  My Grandma always talked about that sort of feeling. When all the while I thought she was nuts when I overheard her moaning and singing the blues all about her house.  My Grandma, D-D, sung in a very unique melody of the key of G  with a specific tonality. Yuck! I did not want those blues at all. I paused.  I reflected again.  I listened to my inner voice (that good one).  Naturally, one would think since my Mother was an elementary educator it would be easy for me.  Ha, ha, ha.  So not true.  

Some of her fancy knowledge should have rubbed off on me.  But it did not spill over for as my becoming a children’s author. My Father was a prosperous and powerful salesman in the family.  Most of the time I was more intrigued on learning his negotiation skills in the business sector.  That excited me more. The reminder of my many visits to my Mother’s classrooms listening to her discipline about 28 whiny children that often went on behavioral negative rampages because they lacked proper home training was not my idea of a career choice.  I decided early in life I could not handle that line of professional employment.  Now today, I wish I had my Mother nearby to guide me in this attempt.

My sweet Mother Hazel (RIL) loved children with a passion.  Mother loved every hue of our Creator’s children in this universe.  Really I am so serious. I wrote my first novel, BELONGING, averaged about 150 or so pages (I know lengthy).  You learn by trial and error.  Surely, you heard that cliché.  But I can usually converse much easier with young adults and the elderly than children usually.  I raised 3 children and have 9 grandchildren. You would think I could do this. But I will not give up!  I am working with an illustrator presently.  I plan to make a book that’s simple and fun for my grands and yours to read. Send out your great energy for me in this attempt if you can. Most of the book is 50% completed.  I must complete the remaining 8 pages soon for my editor to check.  I never procrastinate.

If I start something, I intend on completing my tasks in whatever I set my mind to do.  So creativity you best get it together! I want to share this fun exciting children’s version of BELONGING very soon. Look for the viewing of this new book next month! I will win! I will eradicate my summer blues with your help and the help of my new colorful feathery friends.  I will try to make healthy smoothies maybe.  Or I could drive to my favorite Dunkin’s Donuts store in Little Rock on Rodney Parham with such eagerness in placing an order my delicious Caramel latte instead.  Lookout for the butterflies. Feel the joy of every day.  Look once more for the lovely colorful birds.  They will listen.  After all, its free therapy I say! Don’t forget to grab a copy of BELONGING  and my 2nd novel, ‘THEY HOLLERED ME UP”! They are both on sale on Amazon this week.  Namaste’

Day After Mother’s Day with Caramel latte’ styled Clarity

Greetings to all!  On a slight mission today it seems.  This morning my Facebook profile picture was changed.  Specifically, I wanted to say what I personally wish for our global world. I look forward for people to be that, not imitators of others but free thinkers who tolerate, respect and look for the common good in mankind and LIVE IN (not by) their words.

Surely, it goes without stating, that one can always be proud of their heritage but it doesn’t mean we can’t focus on harmony for our children’s children sake. Let us have courage to flourish from our courage. It’s a good thing to have religiosity, quote some scriptures, chant some Sudra, meditate, pray 3x’s a day and whichever format. But the theme of UNITY wins in my world. Whichever God one prays to certainly would smile as we end the urge to conquer and dominate each other by using religion and cultural differences as our excuses.

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For example, the way I communicate with my Creator is a private celebratory act for the most part. Using myself as an example, “I will never impose my choice upon anyone”! Why? “Because I honor, respect and tolerate whichever choice others makes for self-improvement. “I do me” not anyone else.” Kids use to call people who act like that a “copy cat“. I don’t seek approval of others.  However, I do try to make it a choice to respect all, even if its hard.

I pray your unique style demonstrates your individuality in your special way which will lead you to posing similar expressions such as my profile picture today and the attached examples. Let us co-exist with all of humanity, not just in one’s cultural comfort zone. I challenge you to join me as we walk towards acceptance and toleration.  In hopes that we can co-exist with humbled perceptions. Go have lunch with someone out of your cultural comfort zone…you may find an interesting new friend.
In the meantime, don’t expect me or anyone else to love the universal God/Creator any less because it’s not YOUR way. Let us all pulsate our entirety through our co-existence under the cosmic stars. Whew!! I did not intend to write so much. It is what it is…the day after Mother’s Day which brought a dose of Monday morning, tasty Caramel, latte’ styled clarity. ‪#‎NowIwrite‬ ‪#‎AncestorsSpeaks‬ ‪#‎YouAreUnique‬

#Activate your Harmony


Special thanks today goes to Ms. Diane Holwick, the assistant Director of the Fort Smith library for hosting me as the guest author at the “Author’s In the Evening” event on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. Not only is Ms. Holwick a graceful lady, but she was so helpful in organizing a successful event.  This was my 2nd book signing since October 5th, 2015.

My next round of appreciation goes to Mrs Linda Criswell-Chaffin, my literary agent and family. Linda hails several degrees and wears many hats. Linda has extensive talents and more than she wants all to know, but I am sharing it anyway!! Thanks to Larry Chaffin for all the delicious treats! My other best bud Beverly Hiriams -Henderson was unable to come. She did attend Okmulgee, Oklahoma in October! Thank you’s to the sweet Dorothy Love who remains my childhood friend, and my cheerleader sisters Pamela Stratford and Tina Marable-Norwood. Thanks to countless others who keep it authentic!

Fort Smith Library’s Author In the Evening event on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 was indeed successful! Final April shout outs mentioning goes to the winners of my 2 contest on Marilyn White’s Book Gallery. Namely, Sissy Webster Bushnell and Dar Airhart for their participation in “Caging & Sharing”, “Posting Amazon Reviews”!  Each winner received a $20.00 gift card. One gift card was from Mr. Conan Watters fabulous Dunkin’s Donut 10121 Rodney Parham LR,Ar and the other to any Dollar Tree store nationwide.

I am looking forward to new contests and new adventures in connecting people to resurge  a passion for quiet time “reading”!  Final thanks go to my hard-working 3 adult children who weren’t able to come due to job requirements ; Mia, King Sr. , Kraig, Candace and Governor II & 8 grands and one on the way!!!! Whew!!! Smiles are free, use them daily I say!!

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