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General L.W. "Fig" Newton

General Newton wrote the foreword in "First Dark: A Buffalo Soldier's Story - Sesquicentennial Edition."

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Sergeant Monica Brown

Sergeant Monica Brown was awarded the Silver Star for valor.

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Sergeant Isaac Rice

Sergeant Rice, 19th century 10th Cavalry soldier in the novel "First Dark."

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Francesca Dumas

Francesca is a teenage detective looking for a serial murderer in "The Laced Chameleon."

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A Love Story

Dena and Will fall in love in "Hitting Life's Curveballs."

…telling our stories – lest our stories are co-opted and told for us by revisionists.

In America, Race Matters

  Books that entertain to educate…

Passing Our Stories

Passing Our Stories

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In America, race matters.  Within the artificial construct of race, color and class have mattered for centuries, and still matter today.  I write novels for the purpose of expanding the opportunity for more discourse needed in America about how we use false ideas to divide ourselves; and to demonstrate that we are more alike than different.

Mission: “Entertain to educate” by telling America’s story as seen by ordinary people in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. My characters are nineteenth and twentieth century heroes and heroines; ordinary laborers, clerks, innkeepers, farmers, lumberjacks, laundresses, spies, and soldiers.  They are black, white, Apache, Cheyenne, Mexican, and of other origins – but, Americans all.  Their stories are told through conversations among themselves and dialog with historic figures.  Their struggles are not different from ours: making ends meet, love found and lost, hatred, violent acts, revenge, acts of kindness, and redemption. Mine is a voice telling our stories (1861-1976), including history, horror, and humor – lest our stories are co-opted and told for us by revisionists.

Visit my portfolio. Novels are available from online booksellers. Visit Park Road Books, Charlotte’s favorite bookseller since 1977, or Waterstones in London, UK. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________