From authors Norman & Lynn Reed: "The Black Angel of the Lord"

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I was born and raised in Chicago. My education, from elementary through college, all came from Chicago schools. After high school, I spent three years in the U.S. Army. Life in Korea was a true eye opener for me. The post-war life for the Koreans was much worse than any I had seen or experienced as a black man in America. My perspective on life was greatly altered.

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January 23, 2017 |

Our 2017 Arts & Crafts Show Schedule

COMING ARTS & CRAFTS SHOWS, 2017 Jan. 28              Gardening Show, 178 W. Division, Valparaiso, MI Feb. 25-26        Cabin Fever, Maumee, OH March 18           PCMB, Plymouth High School, Canton, MI March 19           Spring Craft Show, Hyatt Elementary, Linden, MI March 25           Spring Craft Show, Saline, MI  (Pending) Mar.31–Apr.2    Home and Garden Show, Novi, MI Apr. 29-30         Maple Syrup Arts & Crafts, Vermontville, MI May 6-7             Tulip Time Arts & Crafts, Holland, MI  (pending) May 6-7             Springtime in Ohio, Findley, OH  (pending) May 13              Twenty-Seventh Arts & Crafts Adventure, Park Ridge, IL  (pending) May 20              Arts in Ada, Ada, MI June 10-11        YWCA Riverside Art Festival, Bay City, MI June 17-18        Pentwater Spring Festival, Pentwater, MI...

January 23, 2017 |

update on Our Activities for 2017

Hello, everyone. We have been absent from our website far too long and apologize for that. Life does get busy and 2016 was a challenging year; however, we have renewed energy and are starting 2017 with high hopes for our two books: The Black Angel of the Lord and, coming soon, Nubia Dances with the Gods. Also, as many of you know, we design and craft draped-hypertufa planters and make them available to you at the various Arts and Crafts shows throughout the year. Pictures of our planters will be posted soon. The list of shows (coming in next the post) is our proposed schedule for 2017. We invite you to come see us at...

March 17, 2015 |

Learning the Publishing World

When I announced to my wife that we were going to write a book, the look on her face shouted “Are you out of your mind?” Our careers were both more technical than liberal arts. Much of the writing process was new to us. Certainly, working on a project together was extremely difficult considering all the discussion and compromise required to gain agreement on issues ranging from the story elements and character development to the wording used to describe a thirst, or one’s anger, or a woman’s hair style for example. And when Lynn was diagnosed with cancer, the writing became tenfold more difficult. By the time we finished writing our novel, The Black...

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