>Unfortunately, when everything else is in high gear in my life, this blog is the first thing to be cut. So, I’ll keep trying to find my way back.

I was surprised to see the the latest Blair Underwood-Tananarive Due- Steven Barnes book is out next week. Apparently, according to Tananarive’s blog, it’s already in stock at Amazon.

I wonder how much writing Blair did on the novel. He “presents” these Tennyson Hardwick novels and is part of the process – but I wonder if it’s just reading and providing verbal feedback to Barnes and Due.

The first one was a fun read. I love mysteries and am really happy when I find ones featuring African American characters. It’s nice to have a new series to go to.

Deberry/Grant
I finished Virginia Deberry and Donna Grant‘s latest novel, Gotta Keep on Tryin’, last month. It was a lot of fun. I haven’t read any of their books since Tryin’ to Sleep in the Bed You Made, so I couldn’t remember what to expect.

I really didn’t remember much about the first story. But it started to come flooding back when a certain devious character re-appeared. Those sections actually made me anxious – good work on the authors’ part.

If you have a chance to see them read or meet them – do. They’re quite funny in person and will give a good event.

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