Showing posts from December, 2019

Climate Change: this time disappearing animals

According to the International Energy Agency, China is a significant culprit in CO2 emissions (c ombustion of coal, natural gas, oil, and other fuels, including industrial waste and non-renewable municipal waste on the globe (30%), and the United States is in second place with 16%. Anthony Barnoski, executive director of Stanford University's Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve , and a global expert on extinction said three years ago “that we humans have, at the very most, 20 years to change the way we treat nature, or we will bring about the sixth mass extinction event in the entire history of Earth.” Climate Disasters. Climate Change. Global Warming..not much difference in definition as we humans are murdering the air we breathe, the water we drink, the soil for planting, creating shipping disasters and assisting in the extinction of many of our animals. The devastating drought in Zimbabwe has seen over 200 elephants die, zebras grazing grounds being decimated a

A Howard Watson Intrigue - The Scheduler

 Coming Spring 2020 -   The Scheduler (A Howard Watson Intrigue) Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "The old law about an eye for an eye leaves everybody blind." Five men have been targeted for death by someone trained on an M-24 sniper rifle..a rifle that only the military provides. The person or persons unknown is an expert shot. Howard Watson i s an FBI Supervisory Special Agent in Charge in Washington, D.C., and his friend and colleague, Allen Knox , is one of the two targets on the offenders' list who escapes the deathtrap. What do these five men have in common that has garnered the wrath of the shooter? The FBI Profiler will offer her insight. Howard Watson will be forced to realize  t hat mental illness is a scarring disease that can leave a healthy person blemished, and sometimes with fatal results. #joannfastoffthewriter #mysteryandintrigue #howardwatsonsonthecase #womenmysteryandintriguewriters #blackwomenmysteryandintriguewriters 

We Write Challenge 2019

The rain was heavy. Why didn’t I wear my ugly shoes? Samantha tried walking around the large puddles on the sidewalk, but they were too numerous to avoid. Her $300 heels were now soaked. She waited at the corner for the light to turn green. A car turned right in front of her and splashed gallons of water on her and others. She let out a sigh of exasperation. This new dress and these new shoes will not see the light of day at the banquet! The day had begun on a much more promising note. Melissa had called and offered a shared trip to The Caribbean. Like always, she somehow had managed to get some unsuspecting man to fund her dalliances in the sun. A week at an all-inclusive where the most complicated decision to be made was what drink to order sounded just about right, especially since the calm, blue skies of earlier in the day had transformed to an apocalyptic deluge. Skipping the banquet was not the best career move, but attending in dripping silk plastered to the