My Amazing Journey Continues …

MAPLE SUDDS Fall 2015 (1) RevisedMy writing journey has been the most challenging endeavor with trial and error. And I must give credit to “The Village!” So many people that God placed in my life to help me on this journey. Within those twenty-one years, there was a two year span where I got burnt-out and put it on the back burner. Thinking, who is interested in my life?

I’m just an ordinary Black woman. There’s nothing unique about my story. It is a familiar story of many families. However, that small still voice said, “It’s not all about you. It’s about helping others.” If sharing my story prevents someone’s child from being raised in a negative home environment, which for some can cause low self-esteem, destructive classroom behavior, high school drop-outs, and eventually incarcerations, then I have accomplished my purpose.

Many will see themselves in my story, or someone they know. My book is not a self-help book, or a feel-good story with a happy ending. It provokes many emotions; some will laugh, cry, get mad, and wanna whip my butt for being so dumb.

My story is personal, but it’s also universal and IS an eye-opening story, especially for my African American community. It is an UNCOMFORTABLE TRUTH!

But, I must warn the reader, if you are highly sensitive to profanity and the N–word, this book is not for you! However, in the words of Robin Roberts, “I’m making my MESS my message!”

My book titled, NO BLOOD IN THE TURNIP: Memoirs of a Codependent/ Maple Sudds.  Read passages from the book and several reviews right here on the website. The book is available online at, or order & pickup at

I am having a Book Signing: Hamilton-South Caddo Library, 2111 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop: Saturday, September 10, 2016, from 10:00–12:00pm. You’re invited to come join me and talk or purchase the book.  


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