The Slaves Have Names: Ancestors of My Home tells the story of the 246 people who were enslaved on the plantation where I was raised. The book is creative nonfiction and, thus, combines history and my imagination to try and create portraits of these amazing people while I also try to be transparent about my experience of doing this research and telling these stories.
God’s Whisper Manifesto: The Makings of a Dream sets out my vision for the ten-acre farm I own in the mountains of Virginia. In this book, I describe the principles I’d like to practice in this place, where we value art and rest and dinner together every night.
You can get a copy at here.
I hope you love it, and I hope you’ll come visit God’s Whisper Farm.
A few of my publications in literary journals and magazines.
“Think Local: It’s Not Just for Food” at Jane Friedman’s blog – February 2014
“Taboo” at Jennifer Pastiloff’s Manifestation – January 2014
“Shaving My Mother’s Head” in South Loop Review
“Working Wood” in Santa Monica Review