Enter to win– https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/73329-river-of-dreams-essays-short-stories-flash-fiction My latest book, to be published and ready for sale on November 30, 2013. No purchase necessary to be eligible to win.
Here is the official judges’ responses to my Flash Fiction Entry “The Exile Returns” WHAT THE JUDGE(S) LIKED ABOUT YOUR STORY This piece was quite inventive. I liked the details of the fantastical world with which you imbued the narrative. Excellent character development, as well. Really nice work You have a clear knack for fantasy… Read More »
It’s only natural that a book’s language should match the time period and setting. Stephen J. Matlock does just that – naturally weaving in descriptions that match the time and the place – which is difficult to do unless you are a master of your craft. The author masterfully tells a coming-of-age story relevant for… Read More »
Recently someone posted on a website their observations about black Americans, and was curious and frustrated at how black Americans, religious and hard-working and future-oriented, would so often and so blindly pick the Democrats when they went into the voting booth. Frustrated that black Americans were so lazy and uneducated, so “urban” and so exotic.… Read More »
The story is so lively and entertaining. You would love to read over and over again. The diction of the author was well structured. Many thanks for that
Got yet another 5-star review for “Stars in the Texas Sky”: “This story was about loving others for who they are and not the colour of their skin. It was a book I couldn’t put down and will recommend my teenagers read.”
I’m looking for narrators to audition to read the audio version of my book STARS IN THE TEXAS SKY. Click here to go to Audible (ACX) to set up an account and read a sample.
Kwame’s Passage by Jerry Yaw Sarkwah My rating: 4 of 5 stars I thoroughly enjoyed this story of the passage of Kwame from orphan to his life as an man and a member of a family. I learned a lot about growing up in Ghana, and I learned a lot about the man who wrote… Read More »
So I found this in my archives—I drew this map to help me put people in the right places at the right time. If you follow the novel, you might find it interesting.
The Butterfly’s Way: Voices from the Haitian Dyaspora in the United States by Edwidge Danticat My rating: 5 of 5 stars Really very good. This is a collection of tales of the Haitian Diaspora–those who fled from Haiti for various reasons to settle elsewhere, and their reactions both to their new homes and their home… Read More »