• Contemporary Romance,  E books

    Cover Girls

    I don’t believe in ambiguity when I edit a stock photo for a book cover, because African American women have long been under-represented in this area. Because I put together a number of cover models (from the many wonderful stock photos from some great photographers) I’m able to play match maker to see which models work together to help tell a story. Here are a few of my upcoming ebook covers:



    Asian and African American couple copy with FX
    Interracial couple – African American and Asian (edited stock photo)



    Interacial couple pic
    Interracial couple – edited photo –



    SI copy resized
    Young Adult romance


    The SAINT of BOYStown small copy1Aa



    Nat and Tanner kissing copy cropped1 copy
    Nathelie Childress and Tanner Joseph become an unlikely couple in the NA mystery romance The Saint of BOYSTOWN Click the photo to read an excerpt



    The Saint of BOYStown promo copy copy
    Nathelie Childress falls for Tanner Joseph, in the ebook The Saint of BOYSTOWN




    Couple cuddling in bed2 watermarked
    Couple cuddling – more IR couples can be found in the WSC Romance Image Gallery


  • E books,  New Adult,  YA Contemporary

    Throw like a Girl . . . hell, yes

    If you don’t know who Mo’ne Davis is, you should. She’s 13 years old and made history last week by being the first female to pitch a shut out in a Little League World Series game.


    Huffington Post GIF
    Huffington Post GIF



    Mo’ne Davis and Clayton Kershaw Dodgers GIF


     Link to MLB.com GIF:

    Here’s that Clayton Kershaw/Mo’ne Davis pitch-off you’ve been waiting for (sort of)



    Her team lost tonight, and in order to advance they must win their next game. But when I went looking for a stock photo showing a black female pitcher, I couldn’t readily find one. So I decided to create one to go with a new YA story. Throw like a girl? If I could throw like Mo’ne Davis, then HELL, YES.

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    Perfect cover with text


  • Contemporary Romance,  E books,  Uncategorized

    The Final Four of March Madness Revealed!!

    The Sweet Sixteen teams in the NCAA tournament will be set this week, but I’ve gone ahead and picked my final four Sneak Peeks for Amazon.com:


    Motorcycle gang member Aiden falls for Somali Bantu refugee Aaliyah, in the ebook RUSH
    Motorcycle gang member Aiden falls for Somali Bantu refugee Aaliyah, in the ebook RUSH



    Scenes from RUSH





    GAIJIN ebook cover
    A free woman of color is enslaved in 1860s Japan


    Click for larger image:

    Gaijin - A Colored Maiden's Voyage and Recollections of Japan in the 1860s
    Gaijin – A Colored Maiden’s Voyage and Recollections of Japan in the 1860s



    Miss Brighton’s School for Exceptional Young Ladies


    Miss Brighton's School for Exceptional Young Ladies
    Miss Brighton’s School for Exceptional Young Ladies


    A time traveler must alter the past to ensure the world has a future
    A time traveler must alter the past to ensure the world has a future


    And the final Sneak Peek slot goes to . . .

  • E books,  Historical fiction,  Middle Grade Fantasy,  New Adult,  Novella,  Paranormal romance,  Scifi,  Women's fiction,  YA Contemporary,  YA Fantasy,  YA historical,  YA Novella

    Seeing RED

    After I put up the post EACH ONE, REACH ONE I decided there was more I needed to do, besides putting links in the sidebar of this site.

    So on this day remembering Martin Luther King Jr, I’m setting up a new site, one that I hope will become a one stop shop if a reader (or author) wants to peruse books with protagonists of color in all genres. The books won’t be sold on the site, but there will be links directing buyers and others to the websites where an author’s work can be purchased. I’m working on the new site now, on another browser. If you’d like to take a peek at what I’ve got so far, the site is


    This is how I’m trying to set it up (columns, video set up, featured books slider)




    Right now I mainly have place holders up. My hope is simply to become an asset for those without advertising budgets, or those new to self publishing, or those who aren’t listed on the front page of Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Maybe I can compile a decent database of authors and their novels. And I’ll have GIFs and book trailers up there also.

    I’d also like to promote sites that review multicultural works, and those that interview authors of color. Hopefully, the site will be fully functional by February 🙂