General Lloyd Newton, USAF
Sergeant Monica Brown, Silver Star
Will and Dena, circa. 1944
Colonel Benjamin Grierson, 10th Cavalry
Francesca Dumas is The Laced Chameleon
Chief Victorio, Chihenne Apache
LT Vernon Baker, Medal of Honor
Sergeant Isaac Rice, 10th Cavalry
Dr. Dang Thuy Tram, Democratic Republic of Vietnam
LT John R. Fox, Medal of Honor
…telling our stories – lest our stories are co-opted and told for us by revisionists.
In America, Race Matters
Books that entertain to educate…
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.
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