Book List in Order: 9 titles

  • Affirmations and Essays For Melanoid People is a compilation of articles and blogs written by the author, Dr. Maxine Thompson, since 2000. A former social worker of 23 years both in Detroit, then Los Angeles, these articles chronicle her self-employm...


  • The search is universal and ageless. Readers from all walks of life will be able to identify with A PLACE CALLED HOME. This collection of short stories explores what it means to be part of the African Diaspora in America. Each character, despite diff...


  • Capri's Second Chances is the tale of business owner, Caprianna, and her police officer husband, Marquise. To the outside world, they appear to have everything going for them. However, when tragedy strikes, not only is Caprianna's tenuous world shatt...


  • After freeing her gang-banging brother Mayhem from a hostage situation in Brazil, Zipporah "Z" Saldano returns home with her world turned totally upside down. Romero, the love of her life, was murdered in the shootout that finally freed Mayhem from h...


  • Life hasn't always been easy for Zipporah "Z" Saldano, but at 35, she's finally come to grips with some of her demons, and things are looking up. She's moved beyond mourning the loss of her LAPD job, her partner, and her murdered ...



  • A story of family secrets and taboos, No Pockets in a Shroud unfolds like a Chinese box, a story within a story. The core story involves two brothers in love with the same woman. In the first generation, the mother, Miss Magg, loved the younger broth...


  • Getting her life back together after being fired from the police force, Zipporah "Z" Saldana, sober for two years, opens up her own private investigation firm and finds herself in deep trouble when she looks into the murder of her former foster mothe...