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Essay Published!

My essay on “Grief: What’s the Best I Can Do?” is now appearing in EAP:The Magazine. The essay first ran as a blog post, and I am grateful to EAP for thinking enough of it to include it in the magazine’s spring issue. You can read it online here.


 

Rolling Over to 37,000!

I checked my stats on Cain’t Do Nothing with Love to discover I’d hit 37,000 downloads! Who knew when I began this experiment that so many people would be listening to my words! If you are one of them, I thank you!!!


 

Cain’t Do Nothing with Love Marches On!

The stories at Podiobooks. com have been downloaded over 30,000 times!!! Tens of thousands of people around the world have heard me read my own version of life in the American South. How cool is that?


Drum roll, please:

I am now repped by the Virginia Kidd Agency! You can read about the agency and all the awards its authors have won here. My agent is William Reeve, who I’m much enjoying working with. As you can tell, I’m excited about this next step in my writing career.


The excerpt from The Bone Trench is out! “One Wrong Step and You’ve Brought on the Last Days.” Check it out on EAP: The Magazine. Here’s a teaser:

For two days, Mother Mary and her guardian angel had visited the site of the latest bone trench, hoping to gather more clues as to where in Memphis the missing Jesus might be. The first day, they’d stood on the ledge halfway up the bank, peering into the bottom of the circular trench with its jumble of bones. The second day, they’d been barred from the ledge, so they wandered down to the shoreline, their feet sinking in the sludgy, displaced mud. A water moccasin sunning on a concrete pylon eyed their progress. Unhinging its jaws, the snake showed its cottony mouth, hissing, and Mary and the angel called it a day.


Every day, 60 times a day, on average, around the world, someone is listening to one of the stories from Cain’t Do Nothing with Love. Pretty cool, says the Southern girl from Memphis (and New Orleans).

Cain't Do Nothing with Love
Cain’t Do Nothing with Love

An excerpt from The Bone Trench will appear in the upcoming issue of Exterminating Angel Press Magazine! Yippee! What is The Bone Trench, you ask? Here’s the tweet I used in #pitmad that got me some favorites:

When Mother Mary and her snarky angel follow Jesus to Memphis, they stumble into a 2nd Coming threatened by a devilish prison.

Yeah, low controversy, that one.


The Memphis/Shelby County Homeless Consortium of the Community Alliance for the Homeless honored me with its 2015 Champion Award for the work on Writing Our Way Home: A Group Journey Out of Homelessness! (the book is standing in for me :))

2015 Homeless Consortium Awards
2015 Homeless Consortium Awards

Have I told y’all we are now over 20,000 online downloads of Cain’t do Nothing with Love? Yep. 20,000.


 

“Most reporting about homelessness fails to offer such complete portraits, but a book-length work of first-person accounts is the perfect vehicle for conveying a complex and nuanced view of the subject.”

Writing Our Way Home: A Group Journey Out of Homelessness (Triton Press, 2014)- 7 years of writing. 2 years in the making. A lifetime in the living. Edited by Ellen Morris Prewitt, available on Amazon.com

Writing Our Way Home: A Group Journey Out of Homelessness

 

(Triton Press, 2014) 7 years of writing. 2 years in the making. A lifetime in the living. The story of an extraordinary group of men and women who wrote their way out of homelessness. Edited by Ellen Morris Prewitt BUY NOW (link to Amazon)

 

Thank you to Chapter16.org for reviewing Writing Our Way Home: A Group Journey Out of Homelessness. You can read more of it here. 


* A quote from Making Crosses: A Creative Connection to God will be included in an upcoming book on Christian vocations. Stay tuned for details.

Making Crosses will be quoted!!
Making Crosses will be quoted!!

Memphis Theological Seminary is using Writing Our Way Home: A Group Journey Out of Homelessness in formation classes!

http://www.memphisseminary.edu 


 

With one year online, Cain’t Do Nothing with Love hits the 12,000 download mark, and international downloads surpass US downloads.

http://podiobooks.com/title/caint-do-nothing-with-love/


Online downloads of Cain’t Do Nothing with Love pass the 9000 mark!!!
http://podiobooks.com/title/caint-do-nothing-with-love/


Novel Update October 2014:

An agent from Trident Media Group liked my query and asked to read Model for Deception—keep your fingers crossed! http://www.tridentmediagroup.com


So excited to have been included as a presenter at the Literacy Mid-South Book Fest!

http://www.midsouthbookfest.org/presenters


Read this amazing review of Writing Our Way Home: A Group Journey Out of Homelessness in the Memphis Flyer by Leonard Gill

http://www.memphisflyer.com/BookBlog/archives/2014/09/19/a-local-writing-group-offers-hope-and-a-home


Novel Update September 2014:

Agents from three agencies are reading Train Trip: Lucinda’s Quest for Love, Honor and the Chickens. Here’s hoping one of them likes it!


If you find yourself in Memphis …

Join us at St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral’s Wednesday morning service. We’re doing art based on Making Crosses: A Creative Connection to God

WEDNESDAY MORNING DREAM TEAM
The Wednesday morning Eucharist and Community Breakfast gathers up to 150 individuals (parishioners, visitors, and street people) who worship and share a meal together. After breakfast there are opportunities for gardening, visiting in the neighborhood, Bible study, and fellowship. http://www.stmarysmemphis.org


Cain’t Do Nothing with Love wins 2014 Audio Book Award!

http://www.cipacatalog.com/2014-cipa-evvy-awards-winners/

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