At age 11, my family was stationed in Fort Knox, Kentucky (yes, I'm an army brat) and the new Apollo Space Program dominated the news. I'd also just finished reading most of the young adult sci-fi novels by Robert Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, and Arthur C. Clarke located in the elementary school library. So naturally, I... Continue Reading →
Collaborating with a Ghost . . .
Second Son, A Novel of the Deep South, is not my book. It's my uncle's book, one he finished in 1964, and never got to see published. It tells the story of Towanna Whitaker, a poor white southern boy born into the 1938 cotton fields of Sunflower County, Mississippi, who longs for more. Uncle Willis... Continue Reading →