Jackson is possibly the squarest mark in Harlem. He’s been shacking up with a woman from down south named Imabelle, a painted lady with red nail polish, swishing hips, and breasts worth the effort. She introduced him to a couple of guys who have special paper that allows them to raise ten dollar bills to … Continue reading A Rage in Harlem
A discussion of Chester Himes, OG of black crime fiction, and his detective series set in Harlem.
It's been almost three weeks since Austin MaCauley shipped the box of author copies from England through the courier DHL. First I got an email from my publisher saying DHL needed more information from me and I gave them my phone number and revised the address to include more information. Then I got a call … Continue reading Author Copies Arrived
Nobody's Heroes is the story of Reuben Ayers, a young professional black man in 1910s Harlem. He has thought much of improving the plight of his race and decided that politics would be his route to uplift. When President Wilson declares war on the Allied Powers, Reuben makes a deal with Tammany Hall, the Democratic … Continue reading Nobody’s Heroes Now on Sale
The cover image for Nobody's Heroes is above. It represents the primacy of music in the narrative. Though there are other issues that I might have seen on the cover, I'm satisfied with this. It's simple and direct. To include images of WWI would have simply cluttered the narrative image. Nobody's Heroes will be released … Continue reading Nobody’s Heroes Cover Image