Updated: Dec 18, 2020
My hair is growing back after losing it all to chemo. As I write this I’m trying to cope with an unusual black mane with a slice of white taking over the contours. I look vaguely like a skunk with a bad crew cut. Maybe this is a sign. I like signs. When I wanted to title my book SILENT ANGEL, I saw angels everywhere. It was my sign to write and publish my book. Now I think this black and white image is my cue to start focusing on bringing my book into the public eye. When I started writing UNIQUELY STELLA, I was somewhat oblivious to the pain of racial inequalities. My vision was truly on inequalities, but I centered on those of the handicapped during an era when those very souls were ignored and forgotten. Yet, I knew their struggle followed on the footsteps of the civil rights movement. That became my motivation to have the main character of Stella, a white woman, be best friends with Veronica, a black woman. Their lifelong friendship is the story and the theme of my book. I never realized how timely this would become. The last paragraph in the back of book description was written a year ago.
“Inspired by a true story, UNIQUELY STELLA combines love, humor, and grace into a tale reminding us that the policies and laws governing us should always be guided by a passion for equality.”
I believe that now more than ever.