9-5-14 Jackie's novel made #1 on an Amazon Genre Best Seller list and is still on the best seller list after 12 weeks.
6-13-14 My daughter's first book has just been published. She' My Ride Home
Between searching for the right college and starting on the Varsity soccer team, Charlotte Hayes has enough going on to keep her head in the game. That is, until Emma Pearson, a new transfer from North Carolina, decides to enter the picture. Emma is quiet, moody, and beautiful: a dangerous combination that fascinates Charlotte beyond her comfort zone.
Girls aren't supposed to like girls. At least, that's what Charlotte has been told her whole life. But when strange new feelings begin to emerge, Charlotte has to decide what she's willing to risk to discover love -- and ultimately, herself.
I hope you'll check it out
2-15-14 Enjoyed showing school kids a presentation about growing up in slavery at the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC and then a book signing the next day. I tried to pass my costume off as an 18th century farmer, but the kids weren't fooled. They told me I looked like a pirate.
2-1-2014 Kindle copies of "...and Remember that I Am a Man." are free from Amazon Kindle Feb 1 -5, in honor of Black History Month.
1-20-14 Just returned from a Caribbean cruise with Diane to celebrate our 40th anniversary. I'll be lecturing to schoolchildren at the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC for Civil War Days, as I did last year, on the 7th and 8th of February,. I'll be wearing period costume (circa 1800) -- which means my pirate outfit less the eyepatch, sword, guns, etc. I'm looking forward to it, but I'd better make sure the powerpoint presentation is still working properly, since I've changed computers.
10-31-13 We attended the annual Ocracoke Pirate Jamboree on Ocracoke Island last weekend, which is leading up to the 300th anniversary of Blackbeards death in 1718. It was an enjoyable event with pirate ship battles in the harbor, guns blazing and swords brandished. It ended with a memorial march to the shore, where a ship's gun salute and a wreath laying occured.