Alretha Thomas

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Shortly after graduating from USC with a degree in journalism, Alretha soon realized her interest in her major was not heartfelt. Instead of writing news stories, she wanted to write plays and books. Several years later, her church gave her an outlet to fulfill her writing desires through their Liturgical Fine Arts Department wherein Alretha penned twelve theatre pieces—the community response was overwhelming.

This led to plays outside of the church, including Alretha’s “One, Woman Two Lives,” starring Kellita Smith (The Bernie Mac Show), directed by four-time NAACP Image Award Best Director recipient, Denise Dowse. The production garnered rave reviews from critics and audiences.

In between plays, Alretha’s first novel, “Daughter Denied,”
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A Penny For Her Heart

Well, I’ve done it again. I’ve given birth to another literary baby. This one is called “A Penny For Her Heart.” She’s the third book in my standalone Detective Rachel Storme series. She’ll be coming into the world July 2017. And I am her proud mother. For those of you who have actually conceived and given birth to flesh and blood babies, please know that I’m aware that giving birth to literatu... Read more of this blog post »
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Burnett hits it out of the Sapien Solar System!!!

If George Lucas and Ava DuVernay had a baby, T.O. Burnett would be their child. Like Lucas, Burnett creates entirely new worlds that we’ve never seen before and like DuVernay, his work bursts with
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Alretha Thomas is 91% done with Sapien: Getting nervous because I'm nearing the end. A big capture happened. I don't want to give it away. Judas Benedict is doing the most. I'm rooting for Makayla. She's a bad mama jama. Mulati better watch out. Poor Brian. Who in the end will be left standing.
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B.W. McKay’s second novel’s opening had me riveted to the page. Darnell Scott, the protagonist, is running for Congress. If elected, he would become the first black man to represent Utah in the Senate. His opponent—Joe Sudden—a
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“I sit bolt upright in bed, my heart pounding, and my mind racing with thoughts about my twin. I pull my knees to my chest, wrap my arms around them, and rock back and forth. The movement calms me. When I turn toward my nightstand, my gaze locks onto the clock. It can’t be one-thirty. The”
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Alretha Thomas Lawrence wrote: "Thank you Alretha for accepting my friendship into your circle of friends. I look forward to sharing books and reviews with you. Happy Reading!! :o)"

Lawrence wrote: "Thank you Alretha for accepting my friendship into your circle of friends. I look forward to sharing books and reviews with you. Happy Reading!! :o)"

Thank you do much, Lawrence. Please forgive my delay in responding!!!


Lawrence Thank you Alretha for accepting my friendship into your circle of friends. I look forward to sharing books and reviews with you. Happy Reading!! :o)


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