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Open Book: Leigh Walls, Illustrator & Writer


You authors asked for it...and I got it for ya!  Open Book presents Leigh Walls (Illustrator & Writer).  Q sat down with former Marvel and FacePalm Comic writer and illustrator Mr. Leigh (pronounced Lee) Walls to give you a glimpse of an illustrator's life.  This was filmed in December 2012, so sorry for the late release.  Sit back watch Mr. Walls tells us how it is.  PEACE.
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The White Girl Game

I attempted suicide after losing so horribly.  She brought me home after she fired me.  At the time I thought it was because she was being nice and was concerned.  Now I know it was to inspect my living arrangements and confirm her cruel judgment.  I am not one of those people that share at work, at least not about my private life.  I grew up the first born grandchild of nineteen.  All our parents worked and all were professionals.  My grandmother was our daycare provider and she made sure that we were being prepared for the working world.   Fifteen of my cousins are male, so I was taught from day one how to work like a man in a man’s world.  It is really not that hard, you don’t talk about home stuff, you don’t talk about much at all, and you never show any emotion at work.  I was...
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Open BooK: The Annual Authors Literary Festival, Part 3

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John Kennedy, Thanksgiving & a Pick and Choose Gal Named Sandy

Hurricane Sandy was the storm that changed the beach. I remember sitting under the boardwalk. How it took a long time to reach the shore. Today at Coney Island, the sea has wiped the distance away. There is no more shore line. In a few more hurricanes, there will be no beach. Maybe no people. New York is going under the water from which it came.Haron and I, strangers, sat on a log until the sea came to our feet. He is from Trinidad and, like me, sees the signs."The sea is angry," he said.But I disagreed, somewhat."The sea only takes orders," I said.From the tides, from the winds, from a master magician who likes to change our lives at its whim.This was a pick and choose event. In one house, in Woodmere, there was not a closet stirred. Next door, the house with a level garage had two cars flooded...
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Open BooK: The Annual Authors Literary Festival, Part 1


Here it is, a new webisode of Open Book. This webisode was filmed at the 4th Authors Literary Festival in Richmond VA. The festival was a two day event with a Friday night Pre Festival Meet & Greet Party and Saturday was the actual festival. My special guest host was Mrs. Loretta R. Walls author and CEO of Nu Cherte Publishings. Mrs. Walls did a splendid job as a first time host. I did coach her just a little bit. The event had guest speakers, and a face painter for the kids. There were 38 published authors at this event topped off with a Book Cover Model Auction and dinner date. All proceeds raised was donated to Cancer Research.
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