Prologue Excerpt: Simplex Verum

A man can be himself only so long as he is alone. – Arthur Schopenhauer The problem with having problems is that ‘someone’ always has it worse. Feeling sorry for yourself isn’t possible when faced with the realities of others’ situations. I had my own battles with demons, true. I had nightmares that left me angry and breathless. My body had been burned and scarred. I had my issues and my struggles. But I had my legs....

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Chapter 1 Excerpt: Reprieves

This is my favorite scene from this chapter. A young Jason hunts with his grandfather, killing his first deer. When Jason becomes overwhelmed by the enormity of killing for the first time, his grandfather (a WWII veteran) shares with him his wisdom regarding life, death and human nature that he treasures into adulthood. Please note, this scene is unedited: The humid wind whipped past my face, rustling my hair and the trees, carrying...

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Chapter 3 Excerpt: Expectations

I have included below an excerpt from the revised Chapter 3: Expectations. This excerpt explains why the main character Jason chose to reject his father’s hopes he would join his firm as an investment banker and follow in his grandfather’s (WWII Guadalcanal veteran) footsteps to the Marine Corps; a decision he reflects upon with fondness, pride and sacred value: I had been in my math class when the teacher said five words I’ll never...

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Reader Interview with Tiffany Madison – Part II
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Reader Interview with Tiffany Madison – Part II

Question One: I don’t think I’ve ever told you this, but I was in the middle of reading Black & White when you took it down. I was so impressed with the level of detail you put into it – from your use of philosophy to everything about PTSD. I was wondering where the inspiration came from? by Amethyst Jackson As a reader of your prolific portfolio, I admire your work tremendously, so that means so much to me....

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