"Good heavens. so sorry not to respond to your offer of a ride months ago! obviously, i haven't been checking this site to regularly. hard to keep up between e-mail and facebook, and...
but thanks for your sweet offer. i hope the gathering at…"
"10th Anniversary Edition
"Bernice L. McFadden's first novel begins with the brief, poetic description of a crime so startling that the reader is helplessly drawn in, as if a bright red door stood ajar on a bleak and forbidding house.…"
"Hi Brett! I saw on the evite that you live in Hollywood, so do you want to carpool to the She Writes event on Saturday? I live in Hollywood as well. Let me know and we can make a plan. Thanks!
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
Mommies Who Drink, Sex, Drugs, and Other Distant Memories of an Ordinary Mom
Behind the Bedroom Door (Paula Derrow, Editor)
Afterbirth (Dani Klein Modisett, Editor)
Toddler (Jennifer Margulis, Editor)
Brett and Loretta Salute Wicker (Comedy Central)
Mommies Who Drink (HBO)
Mommies Who Drink (WB)
Mommies Who Drink (Lifetime)
Home Base (Fox)
Currently: Untitled Brett Paesel Project (ABC)
10th Anniversary Edition
"Bernice L. McFadden's first novel begins with the brief, poetic description of a crime so startling that the reader is helplessly drawn in, as if a bright red door stood ajar on a bleak and forbidding house. Pearl Taylor's daughter, Jude, has been found murdered and mutilated near a field at the edge of town. "The murder had white man written all over it," writes McFadden. "But no one would say it above a whisper. It was 1940. It was Bigelow, Arkansas. It was a black child. Need any more be said?" In the years that follow, Pearl catches sight of Jude in so many strangers that when Sugar Lacey comes to town and sets up her unwholesome "business" in the house next door, she doesn't know whether to believe what she sees in Sugar's face: a striking similarity to Jude, dead 15 years. In her sedate but supple prose--rising at times to a light, unforced lyricism in the description of landscape or character--the author perfectly renders the closed and protective society of a small Southern town, the superstitions, gossip, and prying."
Praise for the novels of Bernice L. McFadden:
"Searing and expertly imagined." - Toni Morrison
"Vivid." - The New York Times
"Eloquent..." (McFadden) is a talent worth watching." - The Washington Post
"Sweeping and intense" - Susan Straight author of A Million Nightengales
"This very American story is fascinating; it is also heart-breaking,
thought-provoking, and beautifully written." --Binnie Kirshenbaum, author of The Scenic Route
In order to commemorate the 10th Anniversary I'm asking that you purchase a copy of SUGAR for yourself, a friend or family member. And yes, KINDLE purchases count.
"Julie - I agree with Petrea. I've done everything she mentioned except for the video. I accept all invitations and always carry promos in my purse - bookmarks, note pads and business cards. I also joined a women's business group.…"