This novel covers Faye Becker's quandary about whether or not to tell the truth of what she witnessed when an unarmed Black male is shot and killed by the town's local White troublemaker. Everyone thinks the shooter is guilty, but Faye (to her regret) knows differently. While the shooter has been guilty often in his past, he is not guilty in this particular incident. Will Faye tell the truth or will she lie to keep the peace in her community?
Kevin is an author and entrepreneur who especially loves the creative process of writing. He has been writing for over fifteen years and has eight books to his credit. His published works include several non-fiction projects on a variety of topics such as Christian singleness, a spiritually based motivation book, a coffee table book honoring local senior women at his home church, a Mother’s Day coffee table book and a history of how the Bible came to be. His first fiction book is a witty and entertaining look at one man’s journey to rediscovering an authentic relationship with Christ. His second book centers on one woman’s pursuit of justice with a tinge of revenge in a small, fictional town in SC. He prides himself on writing projects that are different from each other and interesting.
Born in Florida and raised in New Jersey, Kevin lives in Columbia, SC where he is always on a search for the next great interesting book to write. His future projects may be a novel that highlights an ironic twist or a non-fiction work that has something to do with the Bible.
Unfortunately, Faye was no stranger to the pain of losing a loved one. Just as many African-American mothers, wives and lovers endured the tragic deaths of loved ones, Faye still grieved the death of her husband from four years ago. She, like too many Black women, have had to make do without the special men whose lives were snuffed out due to racism. But moving forward is something they must do because of the children. Faye is no different. Thankfully, she also has her lifelong friend Shonda to help her keep on living. Good thing, because with what she will be facing in the not to distant future, she will need a strong ally.
Know Your Weapon
Ever since her husband Jebulon’s death four years ago, Faye has not held sustained conversations with anyone except Shonda. Even her kids, Tracey and Brent, only received the abridged version of what she was thinking or feeling. For them, their dad was the playful parent who also talked their ears off and listened when they felt like opening up. Faye, as their mom, always felt more comfortable being the one to remind them to eat their vegetables and come inside the house from playing before the street lights came on. When they were alone, Faye couldn’t help but be more gregarious around Jebulon. Although he definitely had his serious moments, he loved to make Faye laugh and when it came to his humor, Faye was his biggest fan. Shonda was the only person left who could come anywhere close to Faye’s husband in loosening up her friend.