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Letting Love Earn its Wings: The Great American Love Story

I have come to learn that when a thing is written, you must let it fly – let it earn its wings, and this precious piece must fly because love is at stake. #LoveMatters more than we know. Continue reading

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Was Feeling Mighty Low, But God…

What an amazing week this has turned out to be! You know, when I woke up Monday morning, I was feeling mighty low. The weight of the potential effects of the “dramas” of this country was heavy on my spirit: … Continue reading

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No, I’m Not Alright! The Truth About Depression

Like many of you, the apparent suicide of actor and comedian extraordinaire, Robin Williams on August 11, 2014, has rocked my spirit. The reports of his suffering from severe depression, however, is even more troubling because if it is true, then … Continue reading

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I’m Speaking at BlogHer 2014; Join Me!

I am so excited to share that I will be a panelist/speaker at the 2014 BlogHer conference in San Jose, CA at the San Jose Convention Center on July 25th, 10:45a-12p. The session I am presenting is Writing Lab | … Continue reading

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The Birth of a Children’s Book Author

It’s not often that I have the wonderful experience of introducing a new writer to my readers, but I am so happy that I can today. I met Shana Bernabela when she was about to graduate high school. I was … Continue reading

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Rewriting The Presentation of Women of Color in Women’s Literature

She is often treated in 19th Century literature as a product of sin or a whore to be saved or dismissed, but the story of the mulatto woman is much grander than this. In my newest novel, The Secret Life … Continue reading

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The Edutainment Value of Writing Historical Fiction

Happy New Year! Yes, I know I am almost 30 days late, but it’s better late than never, right? Well, I have started off 2014 with a lovely bang. Towards the end of 2013, I published my first historical fiction … Continue reading

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Write a novel in 30 days? Are you nuts? What NaNoWriMo Taught Me about Being a Writer

Writing off the top of my head is one of the hardest things for me to do. You see, I’ve been trained to always have an outline before writing; that’s what I teach my students because, well, I’m an English … Continue reading

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The Power of the Perfect Pitch

My mystery novel, Murder on Second Street, was selected as a “Pitch Perfect Pick” for Underground Book Reviews recently. According to their website, “We choose Pitch Perfect titles on the basis of originality and professional appear…ance. Basically, Pitch Perfect Picks are books … Continue reading

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Murder on Second Street by Rebekah L. Pierce

“Writing is the only solitary experience that ends in a public beating.” Excited to share with you this 5 star review from Long & Short Reviews on my historical fiction novel, Murder on Second Street: The Jackson Ward Murders. If … Continue reading

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