Privateers is available on Books2Read and Amazon

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A single young woman is tricked by modern-day pirates losing everything she owned. As she tries to figure out what happened to her belongings, her world crashes around her as government and private agencies treat her as a suspect. Determined to find the man who did this to her, she stumbles onto a government top secret. Finding this modern day pirate turns into a race against lethal forces.

 

This book is available on Amazon and Books2Read.com

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Books of the July: Privateers

So there is this young woman who hates herself and her life. She finds what she thinks is true love, only to realize she was being scammed. And to top it off, he tries to kill her.  Even though most of her wants to find a hole to hide in, a part of her wants to fight back. She just doesn’t know how.

In the first book, Privateers, Claire has her first encounter with these pirates who can move between space and time. More importantly, one of them wants her dead.  She has to figure out how to catch them and stay alive.

In ReCovery, book four, Claire is in the process of transitioning from the calm quiet life of an accountant to non stop empowering life of a private investigator.

Black Friday Sale

For Black Friday, these books are on sale for $.99 or $1.99.  Read fun books about African American women living life to the fullest. There are novels and devotionals. Something for everyone. Check it out, you won’t be disappointed.

I am writing the best book I have ever written

I can tell because everything wants to distract me. You know what I mean, you stop to do something that should take five seconds and it takes five hours. You have a section that is not working, so instead of going to another section, you watch TV.

God is not playing with me on this one. He said focus. I am trying.

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With each lead female character  write about there is something, a scene, a task, that stays with me.

Whenever I am frying anything in a pan, I think of Zoraida.

Whenever I am driving down the street and my arm is hanging out the window, I think of Sandy.

This new character has me all messed up because she is always with me.  This could be part of the writing process, but her love story has me.  It haunts me, It speaks to me. I think it will knock you out too.

I tell stories because it is what I do, It is what I was created to do.  I still write by hand some things. (I know I am old) But I love how God uses me to tell these.

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Well, I have to get back to work. I have procrastinated long enough.  I don’t know how this story is going to change the world, but it is certainly working its way through me. I can’t wait to share it with you.

Peace and Hair Grease

 

New Projects for 2017

So excited about the new projects in the works.

New Devotional Book:

How to Raise God Wise Kids in a Satan Rich World

In a world that can seem hopeless, kids need a reason to hope. In addition to teaching our children how to get into college, play sports and chase the American Dream, there is something greater to be learned.  He created the universe with stars and planets, yet the desire of His heart was to reconcile with people whom He loved.  In this devotional, the author shares ideas of how to help your children have a personal relationship with God  who created the Universe. Through scripture, art and stories, she shared the opportunities she had to teach her own child to get to know God.

This book should be published by July 2017

 

Updated Dancing During the Storm

I have added two knew stories to Dancing

Dancing During the Storm is a collection of stories from projects that I have written over the years.  They represent a desire to praise God despite the storms in my life. As the saying goes, you are going into a storm, in the middle of a storm or coming out of a storm.  All of these stories tell of people who enjoy the life that God has given them and live it to the fullest.  Each character has a storm in their life which they are going into, in the midst of, or coming out of.

The first story is about the first man to ever encounter a storm and the impact on his life.

The second story is about a court case that changed the lives of three of the women involved.  A Victim. A Juror. A Judge. The impact of the trial changed their thinking, yet prepared them for all that life threw at them.

The third story is a science fiction tale of the journey of a young woman who is searching for peace and quiet after spending the last two years on a planet that had to resemble hell. As she emerges from the storms of her life, she sees that things are not an easy as she thought they would be.

The fourth and final story is science fiction that deals with a world that had a major catastrophe and the inhabitants attempt to put their world back together again.  In a decreased populated world, city states begin to form new governments.  Sent on a mission to get the new Law Boss, a young woman found more changed in her world than she knew. It looked like she would have to fight her way back home.

Enjoy these fun, light hearted stories, but hear the underlying intent.

This update should be available by August 2017.

 

 

A new movie project  that will be a short film, about 30 minutes. I wanted to do a project that talks about the importance of women’s rights but in a fun theatrical way that will impact your life more than some preachy documentary.  I am going to stretch myself on this one.

 

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With war pending, two women meet to decide the fate of all women, treason or slavery. As their husbands prepare for a world war, these women secretly talk about where women will fit in the new outcome of this war.

In a time when women’s rights hit all-time low, with women being lower than slaves. Gilda, wife of the President of the 1st side of the planet, wanted a movement to create rights making women equal to men. Hythica, wife of the Prime Minister of the 2nd side of the planet, was willing to negotiate item by item to secure women’s rights, but peace also. In the midst of it all, allies and enemies set to expose their plans and topple the movement. Confined, these women realize the movement to free women is bigger and stronger than the both of them, but would it be enough?

We are just in the process of raising funds for this movie.  Production date is TBD.

Look for the links on Indiegogo and Kickstarter to support this movie.

Origins

I started this project as a film because I wanted to work with my cousin, Pete. You will notice one of the main character’s name is Pete. The character has a lot of his mannerisms. He becomes a good straight man for the character of Gilda. BUT ReCovery is book number 4. It focuses on The Closer, which is the guy in the black jacket and Claire who is not in the photos.
Like a movie director, I like telling you the story in a certain order. I want you to see what Claire became before you see what she was. Privateers, the 1st book in the series, is available for $8.99.

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UPP Creative Publishing

If anyone is interested in purchasing the printed version of the below books, email me at uppcreative@yahoo.com.

ReCovery

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On her first independent mission, Claire Moss finds herself babysitting a nineteen year old stowaway while looking for La Joya, the object that will change the game she has been playing with pirates.

Claire Moss, a fledgling private consultant, roams through Latin America looking for La Hoya, which her partner guarantees will be a game changer. After a year of peace, Minnie finds herself on the run from the organization she use to work for and partnering with the scariest man she ever met. Even though there is a bounty on her life, she believes God can save her from some very bad people. The organization that Joe works for has hit the hardest time ever, he struggles to keep his key position in the company while some around him want him dead. Joe has a plan that will change the fabric of the company and make him the head. They are all working toward the same end, but who will reach it first, the good ones or the evil ones?

Dancing During the Storm

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Dancing During the Storm is a collection of stories from projects that I have written over the years.  They represent a desire to praise God despite the storms in my life. As the saying goes, you are going into a storm, in the middle of a storm or coming out of a storm.  All of these stories tell of people who enjoy the life that God has given them and live it to the fullest.  Each character has a storm in their life which they are going into, in the midst of, or coming out of.

The first story is about the first man to ever encounter a storm and the impact on his life.

The second story is about an African American book editor on her first date with her boss and allows him to see more of her life than she wanted revealed.  She is heading into a storm over which she has no control.

The third story is a science fiction tale of the journey of a young woman who is searching for peace and quiet after spending the last two years on a planet that had to resemble hell. As she emerges from the storms of her life, she sees that things are not a easy as she thought they would be.

Enjoy these fun, light hearted stories, but hear the underlying intent. All of the main characters know that God is in control.

When You Forget Your Phone

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In my phone are hundreds of names and numbers. Without my phone, I only remember two phone numbers. I don’t even know my daughter’s phone number. When you have you bible with you, or access to it, you are probably pretty confident. But when you are in the midst of a trial and your bible and the app are not available, what do you rely on? When You Forget Your Phone is a devotional that challenges you to memorize God’s word. If you know God’s word, it is easier to stand on His promises when your world is turbulent.

The fifteen verses included in this devotional are verses that God has spoken in the life of the author over the last year. This book will give some insight into her journey with the Lord.

Caught In the Crosswinds

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Published in December of 2013, Caught in the Crosswinds explores what  a relationship with Christ looks like. When troubles come into your life where do you go? Experience has taught me that there is one true source. Jesus Christ. Through a series of stories and illustrations, this book points to attributes of God that have shaped the author’s life. It challenges you to think about the attributes of God as they affect your life.
These books will be in printed version by the end of 2015.

Destiny’s Dilemma

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An African American woman moved home to take care of her dying mother giving up the opportunity to experience a world beyond segregation. Zoraida Hughes Williams finds that some things have changed about her hometown of Fort Worth, Texas while some have stayed the same, like Hell’s Half Acre, an area where saloons, prostitution and gambling runs wild. Like most of the residents, she wants to keep her head down and stay away from trouble, but it comes in the unlikely form of an Anglo Baptist preacher. He messes up everything and almost gets them killed.

Connections

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She and her best friend found missing relatives, spied on cheating spouses and caught a few bail jumpers. This private investigator never imagined the bad guys would chase her.

Running for her life, Sandy Herrick discovered that God was the only one with her who wasn’t talking smack, trying to kill her or get into her pants. As she and her friends try to figure out who framed them, they all discover that there was more to each other than they thought they knew.

As evil forces closed in on them, they have to determine who they trust and what they believe about each other. Would this be enough to save them?

Privateers

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A single young woman is tricked by modern day pirates losing everything she owned. As she tries to figure out what happened to her belongings, her world crashes around her as government and private agencies treat her as a suspect. Determined to find the man who did this to her, she stumbles onto a government top secret. Finding this modern day pirate turns into a race against lethal forces.

There are four main characters in this story, but an array of colorful fun people who move the story forward. Claire Moss is an accountant who begins an adventure that changes her outlook on life. Officer Pete Williams is a local police officer who starts the investigation until it is taken over by the federal government. Special Agent Jaime Zeped works for a covert government agency leading the investigation for an elusive criminal. Roger Brown, the elusive criminal who is a step ahead of almost everyone. All of the people who are bad are very attractive. All of the good people are normal ordinary people.