Since the days when Danville's tobacco warehouses infamously served as stockades for Union prisoners, the history of this Virginia community has had its dark side. Take the rivalry between Reverend John Moffett and his anti-prohibitionist political nemesis, J.T. Clark. The good minister made his point about demon rum, but he lost his life for the cause. Then there was Police Chief R.E. Morris, who created quite a stir when it was discovered that he was, in fact, a Georgia fugitive wanted for murder.
Published Short Stories
"Since You Went Away" in Shades of Black: Crime and Mystery Stories by African-American Writers, Eleanor Taylor Bland, ed. (2005)
"In Her Fashion" in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, July 2014
Frankie reading her Lizzie Stuart short story "In Her Fashion," published in the July 2014 issue of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine.
"The Singapore Sling Affair" in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Nov-Dec 2017
"The Birth of the Bronze Buckaroo" in The Adventures of the Bronze Buckaroo (2018)
"Eel's Blood" in Down to the River, Tim O'Mara, ed. (2019)