Category Archives: Excerpt

Christmas Excerpt from The Red Kimono


My historical fiction, The Red Kimono, opens with eight-year old Sachi searching for a Christmas present on December 7, 1941. Though Sachi was loosely based on the life of my mother, this scene was based on memories of my own … Continue reading

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Meeting Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


As we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today, I’d like to share a brief excerpt from my work-in-process sequel to The Red Kimono. The following scene takes place on May 29, 1958, at the Little Rock Central High School graduation. … Continue reading

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The Magical Red Kimono


This morning, while giving my children’s story, The Magical Red Kimono, a final read-through before submitting to a publisher, I read a blog comment from my friend, Alice White. In her comment, she mentioned the scene in The Red Kimono … Continue reading

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Graduation Day–57 Years Ago


Today marks the 57th anniversary of Little Rock Central High School‘s graduation ceremony for the Class of 1958. It’s a shame that it might pass unnoticed by some, as it might have for me had I not been doing research … Continue reading

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First Snow


It’s snowing in Dallas and has been since about 9:00 this morning. People all over the country are likely tired of it, but snow in any appreciable amount is a rarity here, and I’m loving it.   Although this wasn’t … Continue reading

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