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The Color of Violence and Fifteen Minutes of Infamy

    “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 vic...
Missing Melissa is Alretha Thomas’ eighth novel but first mystery. In it, readers are introduced to twenty-two year old Madeline (“Maddie”) Patterson, a recent college graduate with an entry level position at a local television station. Maddie is jus...
  Hello everyone. Let me stop and take a breath. Forgive me for being absent, but like the title of this blog suggests, I have been busy! I’m sure you have been, too. In fact, we live in a time when everyone is doing something—blogging, branding...
  Jesus said if you have the faith of even a mustard seed, you’ll be able to move mountains. A mustard seed is approximately 1 millimeter in size. That’s miniscule. That begs the question, what is faith? According to Webster, it’s a strong BELIE...
  You read it correctly. Yep, I did the unthinkable for a woman who’s the poster child for weight watchers—not the organization, but the countless females who pride themselves on keeping their figures in check. That’s just how carefree I was ove...
When I reflect on this past year, I’m imbued with an overwhelming sense of gratitude.   I have so much to be grateful for, and when I count it all up, it surpasses 2014. I have a loving God, my health, a wonderful husband, a great place to live,...
At least I could in my dreams last night.   I can’t recall the last time I had a flying dream. But this morning I woke up and immediately remembered taking flight in my dreams. It was an incredible, exhilarating feeling. In the dream I was appro...
  Today is my 15 th wedding anniversary. That is truly a miracle. Fifteen years ago I believed I had a better chance at winning the lottery than landing a husband.   Well, God showed up and showed out and sent me a wonderful man.   We’...
Yesterday when I returned home from work, I told my husband that Robin Williams had taken his own life. My husband’s face dropped and he gaped at me, confused and dazed. He had the same reaction I had when my coworker shared the sad news with me. Rob...
    What’s the Crying Doves Syndrome? Remember Prince’s mega hit song, “When Doves Cry?” It’s the lead single on his Purple Rain album. Music aficionados are probably rolling their eyes and shaking their heads right now, saying, “Who doesn’...
This past Sunday I received an email from Author Shout, an online website that "Connects authors and readers around the world." In the email I was informed that my new novel, MARRIED IN THE NICK OF NINE, had been nominated for best book cover, along ...




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