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(The Vance Legacy begins in 1832 and Lillian is a slave. She is unable to read or write at this time. However, her diary is based on what she would have written if she had a diary and was able to read and write.)

Friday, March 9, 1832

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I’m calling this, The Big Move, because moving was the biggest thing to happen in my life in decades. It is also the major reason why I have been absent from the internet for the past month. My husband and I sold our family home of mo...

April 28, 2017

(The Vance Legacy begins in 1832 and Lillian is a slave. She is unable to read or write at this time. However, her diary is based on what she would have said if she had a diary and was able to read and write.)

When I woke this cold Feb...

March 10, 2017

Times of Joy and Sorrow

Kindle Store from March 9 – March 13

This is a collection of African American short literature.

The Short Story

It is difficult to say exactly when the short story came into existence but its origins lie in humans...

March 7, 2017

Boxing:

March 7, 1987, Mike Tyson becomes the youngest heavyweight champion in boxing history as he defeats James “Bonecrusher” Smith to unify the WBA and WBC heavyweight titles.

More: www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mike-tyson-uni...

As the new year begins I think it is just a natural instinct to promise ourselves that we will do better in one way or another in the coming year. However, sometimes life just gets in the way and our heartfelt resolutions are soon bro...

December 2, 2016

The Kindle Edition of Times of Joy and Sorrow became available for download today (December 1, 2016). This small book is a collection of the best of the short stories I have written over the years. I wanted to have all of these storie...

October 5, 2016

Confessions of an Indie Publisher

This is a rehash of an earlier blog, Why Self-Publish, which I posted in 2012. In light of Amazon’s October celebration of great writing self-published through Kindle Direct Publishing, Create Space, a...

August 6, 2016

Pride

The third Legacy book (currently untitled) continues with the theme of adjusting to life as free people. The Vance family has moved to a town settled by free Negros, fugitive slaves, and Quaker Abolitionist.

In doing my research o...

July 15, 2016

Birth of the Legacy

I am sometimes asked if The Vance Legacy is autobiographical. It isn’t. The Legacy stories are fictional and are products of my creative imagination. I sometimes get the impression that some people would feel more c...

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