Novels

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Great Day in the Morning

The story of a girl in Mississippi who comes of age in the 1960’s
during the early Civil Rights Movement

Narrated in first person, 84-year-old Grace Ann Dunbar, daughter of a Mississippi artist, recalls coming of age during the early Civil Rights Movement. Involvement in CORE, the Congress of Racial Equality, pushes her to commitment in the difficult and painful struggle white and black activists faced in the early to mid-1960s to gain Congressional passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

As a teenager, Grace Ann is affected by Brown v. the Board of Education, Emmett Till’s vicious murder, and learning about her own racial heritage.

When Dess, a cut above her role as a “mammy” in the Dunbar home, brings the tawdry role she’s had to endure to light, and when Poe, a black childhood playmate, is mutilated by members of the White Citizens Council, Grace Ann springs into action and doesn’t look back.

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The Flume Tender's Daughter

A populist novel, set in the early 20th Century, the book is focused on the plight of the poor, on conflict between the Wobblies and Capitalism, and on the difficulty the protagonist experiences when attempting to educate a populace about birth control. Published in 2012.

The Flume Tender's Daughter is available at Amazon on Kindle or Paperback, and at book stores

Special 2016 note by author:
A new movie, entitled "Suffragette," is now playing at our local theaters. I believe it's worth the price of admission and then some.
It's focused on Suffragettes and their battle for women's rights and equality early in the 20th century. This is the focus of my novel, "The Flume Tender's Daughter," available on Amazon. It's been close to 100 years since suffragettes suffered hostilities at the hands of white men in power and we continue to be under attack by those who believe they have the final say regarding women's bodies.


Winds of Sorrow, Winds of Joy

Winds of Sorrow was a mass market paperback published by Pinnacle Books, Windsor Publishing Corp in 1991

Out of print, but previously owned copies of Winds of Sorrow can be found at Amazon and ABEBooks.com