Category Archives: Sequel Progress

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 Other Side of Hate


As I continue working on the sequel to The Red Kimono, (tentatively titled Broken Dreams) I’ll be sharing some of the things I’ve found in my research for this historical fiction that takes place from 1957 to 1963. My story opens … Continue reading

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First and Last Sentence: Pages 105 through 112


Here’s my weekly Saturday report (a day late!) on words added to Broken Dreams, the sequel to The Red Kimono. Words added: 3,212 Total Words-to-date: 27,304 First sentence, Page 105: If there was a time of year Nobu liked best, it … Continue reading

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First and Last Sentence: Pages 89 through 97


Here’s my weekly Saturday report on progress for Broken Dreams, the sequel to The Red Kimono. Words added: 2,092 Total Words-to-date: 24,092 First sentence, Page 89: Jubie felt like the air had been sucked out of her and with it, … Continue reading

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First and Last Sentence: Pages 1 through 89


To get started, here are the first and last sentences of the pages I have written to-date for Broken Dreams: First Sentence, Page 1: Sachi gripped Michael’s hand as she watched nine colored kids huddle together on the sidewalk in … Continue reading

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