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Traditions and Beliefs in My First Book Find Their Way to My Upcoming Novel – Part 2

The pictures and captions below show how the storyline of Raptors in the Ricelands is enriched with Gullah Geechee traditions and beliefs that I documented in my first book, Reminiscences of Sea Island Heritage, Legacy of Freedmen on St. Helena Island, in 1986.




Are you familiar with any of these beliefs or practices from my Gullah Geechee homeland? Read how my fictional characters interact with these and others in my upcoming historical novel, Raptors in the Ricelands.

Published by Belle Isle Books, it will be available April 30, 2024, in hardback, paperback, and e-book. Pre-order at,,, and your favorite bookseller. An audio book, with me narrating, is in production.

Reminiscences of Sea Island Heritage, Freedmen on St. Helena Island has been republished and is available in Paperback to

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