photo by kevin berger
I was born in Amarillo, Texas. I was raised in a small town about 50 miles outside of Amarillo called Pampa. My mother's name is Billie named after her father- Mr. Billy Edward Vinson who, it is said, has more than 30 children. My novel ...Ho!, is a history of my family, and of a "curse" that was supposedly placed on us by an old witch more than 60 years ago, and still seems to be alive and active even today.
I went to Howard University, joined the Marine Corps, came out to California, attended UCLA for writing, and I have been published in the anthology The Truth About the Fact edited by Michael Datcher.
...Truth is the light. I believe this to be a romantic, but not altogether accurate rendering of truth.Truth is oftentimes found in the darkest patches of the human experience, and most often is, in fact, the darkest part of our humanity, illuminated-by hope."