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    August 2016
    In 1967, when I was ten years old, my father quit his pediatric practice in Boston to help found a clinic in a small, all-black town in the impoverished Mississippi Delta. My mother, although stunned by his decision, put up a brave front and assured...
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  • March 2015
    I can't wait to read your book! What incredible stories and experiences you have had. Thanks for sharing!
  • January 2015
    Yes!  Please come to my launch party on April 14th at 7pm at BookPeople in Austin!  If you'll send me your snail-mail address (through a Facebook message), I'll send you the invitation!  Thanks for the support!
  • January 2015
    Hope to see and hear you read from this book at BookPeople in Austin.  Any chance of that happening?
  • December 2014
    Thanks, Celine, both for your comment and for pre-ordering my book.  I especially appreciate your saying that the post was honest.  I value that tremendously in other writers and strive for it in my own.  I'm hoping to read both Layla and Play for...
  • December 2014
    PS Jo, your book is already up for pre-order on Amazon. It won't be shipped yet, but it can be ordered. I've done so.
  • December 2014
    Jo, this is an incredible post - so honest and so true. I've preordered your book and absolutely can't wait to read it!
  • December 2014
    Definitely want to read this! Just last night, we were trying to sort out our experiences in race relations. A friend's daughter, who is very blond, young, attractive, and insecure, feels herself as the target of reverse racism in many situations....
  • December 2014
    Thanks Betsy and Jo Anne for your comments.  "Outskirts" will be available on a Kindle, but that won't be put up for pre-order until about a month before publication.  I am glad you both found the story to be interesting.  My mother was an amazing...
  • December 2014
    Wow! What a story! My friend Rabbi Julie Greenberg spent a chunk of her childhood with her mom and 4 sisters in a poor county in the South where her mom set up a Head Start program. You two should meet!!  http://www.rabbijuliegreenberg.com/

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