Books. I have a tsunami of ideas for books: fantasy, science fiction, creative nonfiction. When I transitioned from an engineering career to writing full-time in June 2018, I never expected to start out by ghostwriting for a ghost. Writing historical fiction was not on my to-do list. Fortunately, I also had a promise to keep involving a remarkable old manuscript, written by my uncle, Willis Logan. He left it to my mother, with a request that she make the changes needed and try to get it published someday. My mother, being a wise, southern woman, passed the project to me. Thus began my writer’s journey into the past. My uncle’s manuscript, Second Son, is being published by Touchpoint Press. Southern Woman, currently in development, is entirely mine. Here’s a snippet from the opening chapter . . .
Small town sins and secrets can be deadly. Southern Woman continues the story of Towanna and Kathy Whitaker, begun in Second Son, into the next chapter of their lives. Towanna is struggling through his last semester of medical school at Tulane University in New Orleans. Kathy owns and manages a small variety store in theirContinue reading “Southern Woman, Chapter 1”
September 1938 BLACK THUNDERHEADS spewed white lightning and a rumbling tirade across the field where Angus Whitaker kept watch over his cotton field, his hired pickers, and the weather. The cotton was a bumper crop this year, and his pickers were eager to make some money, but his fields had barely dried enough to startContinue reading “Snippet for Second Son, A Novel of the Deep South”