I’m thrilled to announce that my middle grade novel, The Stupendous Adventures of Mighty Marty Hayes, will be published in March 2018!
My publisher, the amazing Kira Henschel, of HenschelHAUS Publishing, has shepherded through 500 books since she founded the company 15 years ago. Her latest offering is Don’t Give Up on Me, co-written by baseball legend Darryl Strawberry. He’s currently making the rounds with the national media, promoting his book.
I’m also excited to be going back to France for my second artist residency! This time, I’ll be in the south of France in Cassis, near Calanques National Park.
Creativity comes from many sources. Writer residencies serve as great inspiration for me.
My residencies to date:
In the fall of 2015 and 2016, I spent two-week writer residencies at the Noepe Center for the Literary Arts on Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.
Our group of nine writers were amazingly diverse–coming together by way of South Africa, Alaska, London, New York, California, Maryland, and throughout the Midwest.
I was honored to join artists in France in May 2017 at the Camac Centre d’Art, Marnay Sur Seine. I put my 7 years of French to good use! I’m re-learning after many years.
Centre D’Art, Marnay sur Seine, France
“I am a writer, and I am going to write,” American playwright and author Loraine Hansberry once proclaimed. I took these words to heart.
I am working on part two of The Stupendous Adventures of Mighty Marty Hayes, as well as a non-fiction adult career book featuring stories of those who overcame adversity to realize their dreams.
The Stupendous Adventures of Mighty Marty Hayes
Middle grade novel of an African-American child superhero.
Marty Hayes has a deep love affair with all things science, especially the new CRISPR-Cas9 technology, spy gadgets, and his burgeoning superhero powers. His granny used her powers to help Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights movement, and has him promise not to use his powers frivolously. Further complicating his entry into 7th grade is his awakening knowledge of girls as he navigates middle school with his best friend, Christopher. Foreign goons threaten Marty and Christopher’s beloved International Spy Museum In Washington, D.C. They’re out to get the CRISPR-Cas9 data secrets hiding in plain sight at the museum. Marty, Christopher, Aisha and the school bully, Wade join forces to thwart data coveted the world over from getting into the wrong hands…and the wrong country.
Publishing in March 2018 and seeking a deal for a full-length feature movie.
Wisconsin Writer’s Association Literary Journal, publishing in October 2017
I’m honored to join the writers and their works selected for the upcoming journal. My short story, “Stealth Love,” will be included in the journal available for sale this fall!
Find the 2016 edition at Amazon.com. Search for “Creative Wisconsin Literary Journal.”
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