Alice N Crackland is a forthright, enthralling, provocative journey through darkness into the light. The author’s relentless search for the truth and her willingness to accept what she finds is captivating. She faces life on life’s terms, always willing to see the blessings and the humor in her struggles. She has an amazing ability to rise above the devastating confusion of being abused by those who were supposed to love and protect her. Readers from all walks of life and personal persuasions will be inspired by the resiliency of the human spirit and filled with compassion for the author. The reader gets to witness the squalid street life of pimps, prostitutes, drug users, and dealers that the author lived in and by the grace of God was not consumed by. The author describes eloquently the intense conflict of being both an addict and a mother. She wanders through the maze of Crackland and guided by her benevolent pastor and congregation, she awakens in the “Wonderland of Love.” This book was not only healing for the author and many family members, it had the miraculous effect of uniting them with renewed understanding, compassion, and respect for each other. It has the potential to do the same for the reader.
How do you get the idea for your book Alice N Crackland?
I was given a vision in the 90s about writing a book called Alice N Crackland along with the title of a nonprofit called Adnawal foundation. I was still on drugs during those days not only did I think I was crazy everyone around me who I shared the vision with. It took over 20 years, but it came to pass. I had no idea it would be about the dysfunction of my family and the trauma I suffered as a little girl which is why it is called Alice. I am Alice.
What is your favorite line from your book?
Can one heal from the secrets of sickness and sin?
Which of your characters do you believe are most like you and why question?
Alice because it is a nonfiction book.
What message do you hope readers will take away from your book?
Families have this saying about not telling family business but if you are being harmed its time to tell the family business and get the help you need.
How did you get published?
With Alice N Crackland I used Tate Publishing Company which has gone out of business for fraud now I self-publish.
What have been your greatest literary accomplishments?
Working with other authors I now have 7 books.
Do you have any new books in the works?
Yes, I spoke of them earlier however I am working on a piece with my son called Me and my son, and an Author’s Journey.
Is there anything else you would like the readers to know?
Everyone has a book and a story in them all experiences are relevant and writing is one of the best therapeutic tools. I also wrote a Start Steppin writing program.