Dorothy Jones A Jazz Age Trip Through Oz
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Dorothy Jones, the quintessential renaissance woman of Jazz Age Harlem, operates an upscale dress shop by day and an exclusive, underworld speakeasy by night from her posh Sugar Hill brownstone. Unable to resist the request of her business associate and mentor, Johnny, Dorothy agrees to hostess an event at her speakeasy for the mob boss, welcoming a few new men into his organization. While sitting at the bar, Charlie, Dorothy’s longtime friend and bartender, serves her hallucinogenic martinis made with Johnny’s bootleg gin. After a few drinks, Dorothy awakes to find her speakeasy crash landed in the Land of Oz. Sporting her new ruby studded stilettos, provided courtesy of the deceased Witch of the East, Dorothy begins her journey along the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City, in hopes of meeting with the Wizard. However, Dorothy doesn’t get very far in the five-inch stilettos, so she enlists the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Lion, who are more than happy to assist Dorothy for reasons she can neither fathom nor conceive. For unbeknownst to Dorothy, once her stiletto heels click upon the Yellow Brick Road of the Emerald City, she will alter the future of Oz for all time.
Welcome to the Blame Game
Welcome to the Blame Game showcasing the inner-workings of my mind and heart; manifesting into the journey called my life. Sometimes mystical, other times spiritual, and most times mundane, my life has proven to be an interesting journey, when I consider it from the lofty perch of my imagination in the great beyond. It's a puzzle coming together, forming a picture I never considered or conceived from here, on Earth.
Dearly Beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life.
Let's Go Crazy
Reading is good for the heart. Writing relinquishes the burdens and cares of the soul. I encourage all to do both, especially writing. Just try it. Do it FOR YOURSELF, no one else. You will like it.
La Rose Le Jardin
Le Baton Chronicles Book III
Lela continues to narrate the story of her life to her Great Grandson Julian. Lela grabs the hold of her future and leaves her tormented past of bondage behind, escaping to Paris with her greatest love, James. Unbeknownst to her, the devil pursues her husband, seeking to take hold of what is most precious to James, his darling love, Lela.
It's funny how the little things friends say motivate you. For instance, when I first released Dorothy Jones as an ebook, my friend from high school, Karen Whitfield said, "When will you release the paperback?" I had no idea. It would require so much to produce the book in paperback, draining funds I really didn't have. Over the past three years, her words have hounded me. Every time I would post on Facebook about my books, Karen would ask, "Is the paperback out yet?"
I have finally heeded her words. I am in the process of publishing all of my books in paperback.
The first, of course, is Dorothy Jones A Jazz Age Trip Through Oz.