Category Archives: African-American

The Color of a Voice

Can an author write a point of view voice that is not hers? I used to think so, but the more I write and the more think about it, I wonder. If a point of view cannot be written with … Continue reading

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Hidden Treasures

In the last few days, I’ve been working on a scene in Broken Dolls that centers around the celebration of Obon, a Buddhist custom to honor one’s ancestors. It has brought back many memories of when I was a teenager and … Continue reading

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