Adam’s Belle is a roller coaster ride through the life of the late Isabel Washington Powell. This first-person narrative charges through Isabel’s life from her early childhood days in her hometown of Savannah, Georgia to her stage debut kicking up her heels at Harlem’s famous Cotton Club in the 1920’s. Isabel soon meets a real life “Prince Charming” who happens to be the nation’s most eligible bachelor – Adam Clayton Powell Jr. The two fall madly in love and plan to share their “heaven on earth” for the rest of their lives. With much pain and agony, Isabel learns that not all fairy tales have a happy ending. Ultimately, she develops the strength to celebrate herself and even overcome breast cancer on her 100-year journey to becoming a true living legend. Belle and her older sister Fredi Washington (star of the Academy Award nominated 1934 film “Imitation of Life”) put the “roar” in “roaring twenties.” Adam’s Belle is a riveting story that pulls the reader in and never lets go.
Friday, October 1, 2010
The Illusion of Everything Sacred is a dramatic episodic fiction about ordinary people being exposed to or placed in situations in their relationships that compromises their ability to think, sensibly, and to react rationally. Few things are rarely what they seem, for behind every love story, behind every relationship, buried within every happy ending, there's always a degree of illusiveness. While navigating the intricacies of life and love, the realization that vows have been broken and that the sacrament of wedded bliss desecrated, the fallout from this illusiveness concludes with deadly consequences.