As a child I read the works of Plato, Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen and William Shakespeare. I was facinated by the way their words rose from the pages, like flower seedlings poking there greenery through the crusty earth. When other children were chasing balls or jumping rope, there I sat on the back porch, eyes and thoughts buried in the pages of a book. Books were my pulse and with every page, I breathed deeply. That was then, this is now.
As a Pastor, I am zealous about literacy and a passion for young people. The current generation is so misunderstood. I try to reach them with every tool available to me. The writing of "I Love Him More" came about from a teen girl in my church who wanted something to read that wasn't vulgar, yet had an urban flavor that would appeal to her generation. I went back to a novella that I had started ten years prior. I re-wrote the story with that young lady in mind.