First Time

Last December, I published my very first essay, in the anthology Oil and Water . . . and Other Things That Don’t Mix. The book was a creative response to the BP oil spill and we authors hoped to raise a good sum of money to help the struggling gulf coast.

As time goes on, people forget how outraged they were when the spill happened. They forget that the people who live along the gulf coast are still dealing with the aftermath.

I was happy to learn today that a new review of Oil and Water has been published by the African American Literature Book Club. It’s great to see the anthology back on people’s minds. I hope the review generates more interest and more donations.

And, with this review I’ve experienced another first–my writing has been quoted for the first time! Thanks, Robert Fleming.

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