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Alretha Thomas

A Penny For Her Heart

  Well, I’ve done it again. I’ve given birth to another literary baby.  This one is called “A Penny For Her Heart.” She’s the third book in ...
Eighteen years ago I wrote my first novel—a coming-of-age story loosely based on my childhood called Daughter Denied .  I had no idea what I was doing. What I did know is that this story had been bubbling up inside me for many years and that it ...
Earlier in the week, I had decided today I would treat myself to the movies.  I’ve been like a mother hen all week, watching over the launch of my tenth baby, LOSING LAUREN.  The second novel in my Detective Rachel Storme series is now avai...
  In less than two weeks, LOSING LAUREN, the second book in my Detective Rachel Storme Mystery Series will be available on Amazon.com. To say that I’m excited is a prodigious understatement. Justice for Jessica, the first book in the series, is ...
  Six months ago I was spending the majority of my waking hours driving the freeways of Los Angeles. Actually, I did this for fourteen years while working on my last two day jobs that were both located in Century City. Monday through Friday at 4...
  Who Shot JR? If you were living on planet earth in 1980, that question will resonate with you. It’s the advertising catchphrase that CBS created to promote the TV series, Dallas. It refers to the mystery surrounding a murder attempt against th...
    Thank you, but no, that’s not a typo. I meant Storme, as in Rachel Storme, the detective in my new mystery series. The first book in the series, Justice for Jessica, is now available on Amazon, and I’m pleased to say that the reviews ar...
  This year’s presidential race brings to mind Matthew 22:14: “For many are called, but few are chosen.”  According to Wikipedia, at the outset, there were twenty republican presidential candidates and fourteen democratic presidential candi...
  I only have four more days to work before I retire from corporate America.   It’s not only a dream come true, but it’s a miracle. For the past thirty years I have suited up and shown up for my nine- to-five gigs. Over those three decades ...
    I apologize for my absence, but I’ve been writing and editing for the past six months—consulting with my development editor and my beta readers. Finally, I’ve given birth to another literary baby. I’m so excited about this new work, and...
    “Nine people shot in a church.” That’s what came across the airwaves when I turned my car radio on. My heart sank thinking about the victims. They weren’t robbing a bank or attacking anyone. They weren’t resisting arrest. They were in c...




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