Who am I exactly? Good question- you’ll get a different answer depending on who you ask because I wear many hats.
First hat: author. Through my company Write The Vision, I’ve written and published two novels, To Whom Much Is Given and All Things Work Together (sequel to To Whom). I’ve also contributed short stories to four different anthologies. Blessed Assurance (2003), The Soul Of A Man (2009), Home Again: Stories Of Restored Relationships (2010) and Soldiers Of The Cross (2014). In 2015, I will release new work, Like A Brother (novella) and Female Problems (novel). I also co-authored one work of nonfiction. Livingston Lee’s I Really Didn’t Mean To Get HIV was published in 2001.
Second hat: editor. I’ve edited several works of fiction and nonfiction over the years for independent authors and for traditional publishers. My most recent work has been on behalf of Lighthouse Publishing Of The Carolinas. The Maze by Jason Brannon and The Bargain by Alton Gansky were published in 2013 and Red Zone by Kelli Hughett was published in 2014.
Third hat: speaker. For the past ten years I’ve served on the faculty of the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference. In that capacity, I evaluate manuscripts for conferees and teach workshops as requested. I also teach writing workshops outside of GPCWC. I work part time as an HIV Prevention Counselor at the Beautiful Gate Outreach Center in Wilmington, Delaware. Aside from counseling those who come in for HIV testing, I also present HIV education workshops.
Fourth hat: comedian. Comedy has long been an interest of mine. I’ve been blessed to work with some of the funniest people alive, including Pat “Sister Betty” G’orge-Walker and James “The Storyteller” Ford. My church home is Bethel AME in Wilmington, Delaware. I am also a member of the Wilmington Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc and of the Greater Newark Area Toastmasters club of Toastmasters International. I live in New Castle, DE with my family.
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