Soon I will begin the process of finalizing the manuscript of my second book, yet untitled. This second book covers my father's life up to his teenage years. My father was born in Chicago's gritty Southside. To escape the hardships of depression era inner city life, he is sent to live with relatives in Mississippi, where he must adjust to a new family, rural life and overt racial segregation. This novel based upon real people and real events, portrays a uniquely African-American coming of age story.