I could not be more pleased or honored to have Pleasantville reviewed in this Sunday’s Independent.
LOS ANGELES / APR 22
I’ll be at Skylight Books, 7:30 PM
HOUSTON / APR 27
I’ll be at Brazos Bookstore, 7 PM
LOS ANGELES / MAY 20
I’ll be at Vromans Bookstore in Pasadena, 7 PM
What a blessing to be part of this amazing show
EMPIRE COMING THIS JANUARY ON FOX!
I’m proud to announce that I’ve joined the staff of the new Fox show, Empire, coming in 2015, as a co-producer and writer. I am so excited about this show. Y’all ready for this? Check out the official trailer at the link.
I am proud to announce The Cutting Season was awarded the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence on January 23rd of this year at ceremony hosted by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation in Louisiana. The highlight of my trip, besides sharing a stage with Mr. Gaines, was spending a warm afternoon having lunch with Mr. Gaines and his beautiful wife, Dianne. This is me in his back yard, standing in the entryway to the old plantation church and school he restored.
My thoughts on books, race, film, Obama, Louisiana, Texas, crime and more…
As a part of Writing From California’s “Tales From Two Cities” Conference, and in conjunction with the Los Angeles Library Foundation’s ALOUD series, I had the pleasure of interviewing one of my favorites, Mr. Walter Mosley. Watch it here: