Thursday, February 2, 2012

Young Angel Stories

James Goes To The Fair
James awakes early Friday morning to find his mother making his favorite breakfast of blueberry pancakes, milk, and juice.

“Good morning Mother.  Thank you for making my favorite breakfast.  Are we still going to the fair tomorrow?”

“I don’t know.  I have so many chores to do.  I just don’t know if I’ll finish them all in time enough for the fair.

After some thought, James offers a suggestion.  "I can help."
“But James, you’re not old enough to assist with all these chores.”

“What do you mean?  I'm eight, almost nine, and strong enough to work.  If you list all the chores, I’ll help you get them done,” James insisted.
“Okay.  I’ll make a list,” Mother relented.
Mother lists the chores and places them on the refrigerator door.

"We need to pick up the toys, make up the beds, fold the cloths, put them away, wash the dishes, take out the trash, dust, vacuum, and sweep the floors."

James studies the long list.

“I can pick up the toys, make up my bed, fold cloths, take out the trash, and dust.”

James starts by doing the easy tasks first.  He begins by making up his bed.  Then, he takes out the trash.
In the kitchen, Mother loads the dishwasher and puts on some music.

“That’s what I like, teamwork.  We make a great team,” Mother declares with delight.

As James stands in the kitchen, he smiles proudly at his mother.  "Teamwork is certainly essential," James declares.

Next, James dusts the furniture.  Then James folds his clothes with the help of his mother.  James wondered why he hadn't discovered sooner that spending time with his mother could be so much fun.  Later, James and his mother stand in front of the list.  They line off completed chores posted on the refrigerator door to discover they're all completed.

“We’re finally finished and now we’ll be able to go to the fair,” Mother stated with delight.

“Hurray,” we’re going to the fair.

Bright and early the next day, James woke up and put on his favorite summer cloths.  He puts on his cool orange t-shirt, jean shorts, and snickers.

Later, they arrive at the fair.  There were so many people and things to do.  James decides to ride on the marry-go-round.  Then James rides the bumper cars.  James takes a break at the food booth.  Hot dogs and lemonade taste so much better at the fair.

After a while, James and his mother rest on a blanket under the shade of a maple tree.

“I love having you as my teammate. Its been so much fun,” James stated.

"I've enjoyed my time with you son.  You are my best companion."

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Alma Hudson, Author & Artist

Dedicated to my Grandson Giovanni

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Urban Stories of Romance and Suspense

I'm proud to announce that my second book "The Trouble With Change" is an Award-Winning Finalist in the "Fiction: Chick Lit/Women's Lit" category of the 2011 International Book Awards and “Best Book in the Women’s Literature category of the 2011 Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards”. Below is a brief description of my books.

Checkered Fences is a romance about a high school student, Diane Jones, who dreams of her independence and becoming the first in her family to complete college by hard work and study. However, Diane’s old fashion father has other plans for Diane and insists it’s time for her to marry, which Diane vows never to do. Expectations change when affluent and handsome David Shaw comes into Diane’s life and pursues her. Can love defy family traditions and survive?

The Trouble With Change is a suspenseful crime story about a college student, Sondra Taylor, who dreams of being the first in her family to graduate from college. With little money in her pocket, and a meager scholarship to school in the city, she sets out against the odds to do so. Between temp jobs and her dwindling saving, she is barely scraping by and Sondra can hardly afford to eat when she meets the charismatic and generous Vick, but he is not what he seems.

These books are based upon my personal experiences throughout my life and address issues such as interracial romance, struggle, pro-choice, domestic violence, and spousal abuse. So give them a read and tell me your thoughts. I have also attached links below to read the first two chapters for free. Enjoy.

Awards Links: - Download for 1st Chapter of Checkered Fences - 1st two chapters of “Checkered Fences”. - 1st two chapters of “The Trouble With Change”.

Also, hear me on blogtalk radio. The links have been provided below. - 2nd Radio Interview - 2nd Radio Interview - Radio Interview

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Urban Stories and Struggles

Please take my poll regarding racism located at the bottom of this page and feel free to contact me with any of your feelings about my books. I would very much love hearing from you at . Thanks.

This book is based upon my personal experiences with an interracial relationship in the 60's and 70's. It also deals with other issues such as racism, domestic violence, race relations, political and social change, and diversity. It's not a hate story. It's a love story.
You can also hear me on my first radio interview at I'm also on E-Book. Check it out on my author's website at
The Trouble With Change
I wrote my second based upon my personal experiences with sexual and domestic violence. "The Trouble With Change" is a crime story filled with suspense. Why don't you check it out.
1793 - Fugitive Slave Act, George Washington (1789 to 1797) was president.
1793 - Eli Whitney invents cotton gin reviving dying slave economy of South, George Washington (1789 to 1797) was president.
1808 - Congress prohibits importing of African slaves, Thomas Jefferson (1801 t0 1809) was president.
1834 - Slavery abolished in British Empire, Andrew Jackson ( 1829 to 1837), was president.
1854 - Republican Party formed for abolition slavery, Franklin Pierce (1853 to 1857) was president.
1857 - Dred Scott decision, James Buchanan (1857 to 1861) was president.
1863 - Abraham Lincoln (1861 to 1865) issues Emancipation Proclamation, freeing slaves.
1865 - President Abraham Lincoln assassinated.
1865 to 1877 - Reconstruction in old South. Andrew Jackson (1865 t0 1869) and Ulysses S. Grant (1869 to 1877) were presidents.
1884 to 1885 - 15 European nations partition African for "spheres of influence", James Garfield (1881) and Chester Arthur (1881 to 1885).
1896 - Supreme Court rules "separate but equal" legal, Grover Cleveland (1893 to 1897) was president.
1909 - NAACP in NYC, William H. Taft (1909 to 1913) was president.
1915 - D. W. Griffith directs "Birth of a Nation", Woodrow Wilson (1913 to 1921) was president. 1917 - Blacks migrate north and west, Woodrow Wilson ( 1913 to 1921) was president.
1955 - Blacks boycott buses in Montgomery, Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953 to 1961) was president.
1955 - Supreme Courts orders school desegregation, Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953 to 1961 ) was president.
1960 to 65 - Civil Rights movement, John F. Kennedy (1961 to 1963) and Lyndon Johnson (1963 to 1965) were presidents.
1963 - President John F. Kennedy assassinated (1961 to 1963).
1964 - Civil Rights Act restores tribal law to reservations, Lyndon Johnson (1963 to 1965) was president.
1965 to 70 - Demonstrations against Vietnam War, Lyndon Johnson (1963 to 1965) and Richard Nixon (1965 to 1974) were presidents.
1966 to 69 - Hippie movement, Richard Nixon (1965 to 1974) was president.
1980's - "War on Drugs" jails one-fifth of young black men, Ronald Regan (1981 to 1989) was president.
1984 - Rap music, Ronald Regan (1981 to 1989) was president.
1990 to 1993 - South Africa accepts racial equality, George Bush was president (1989 to 1993).
1996 - Welfare reform, William, J. Clinton (1993 to 2001) was president.
2009 - Our First black president Barack Obama (2009 - ).