PWP did a wonderful job with my last novel, Ghost of Atlanta, which won a 2011 National Fiction Award. I will travel to the Miami Book Fair International in November 2012 to pick up the award.
I feel comfortable and look forward working with PWP this year in the production of Purple Phantoms.
I want to thank Dennis DeRose, my magnificent editor, for taking my words and enhancing my vision of this novel
Purple Phantoms one line synopsis: "Five Ghosts—basketball players whose lives were cut short—return to haunt five basketball starters to help them try to win the coveted State Championship."
For Twelve years, I lived and breathed the Julius Thompson Trilogy: A Brownstone in Brooklyn, Philly Style and Philly Profile and Ghost of Atlanta. It was a wonderful journey with a character, Andy Michael Pilgrim that covered thirty years.
I traveled from Miami, Baltimore, Charlottesville, Virginia, Atlanta, Buffalo, and Brooklyn, New York City promoting the books, meeting new people and selling books.
I survived a Hurricane that smashed the Washington, D.C. area a few years ago. It kept me from promoting my books in Baltimore, but I went to New York City that same weekend and sold many books..
And now with Ghost of Atlanta published in January 2011, it's time to move onto the next phase of my writing career, the publication and marketing of Purple Phantoms and the writing of my fifth novel: Travels on a Greyhound.