The Mama Black Widow stories combine the real and the unreal and ask you only to believe—in happiness, in magic.
Mama Black Widow is a powerful Obeah woman and fierce as a lioness in a cage. She keeps a battalion of enslaved spirits imprisoned in glass jars, who she can command to do her bidding. Like a genie in a bottle she can grant the wishes of those who present themselves to her―the infirm and crippled, the desperate, the pissed off. But it is always her interpretation of the wish that is granted.
“The Christmas Present,” and “Black & Ugly” are the first two stories in the series. Each is a stand-alone story and thus, they do not have to be read in order.
Black & Ugly: A Tale of Men and Wheelbarrows
(Mama Black Widow Book 2)
Two young men, Boy and Colby, wounded differently by the events of 9/11, are adrift, orbiting each other, unable to escape the gravity of grief. Boy asks Mama Black Widow to help him find what he already has.
Colby learned early on that words hurt, maimed, scarred. When he got older, he’d learned that words could also comfort, heal. But he’d never forgotten the first lesson. Mama discovers him in an art gallery and teaches him that one of his fundamental truths isn’t.
It’s Christmas. A mother, unhappy her son is gay, turns to Mama Black Widow, asking her to deliver him from "the demons who would twist him into what he is not, and in so doing her son, banished to a Caribbean Island where his great Aunt disappeared, mysteriously, years before, finds the love she sought to deny him.