The Authors’ Corner

Welcome to The Authors’ Corner. This week’s featured author is Karl Anthony Francis.


Karl Anthony Francis who writes under the pseudonym Anthony Pathfinder was born in Kingston, Jamaica and moved to the United States as a child. Like most young boys in the inner-city, Anthony soon became fast friends with several of the neighborhood tough guys. Not one to let his adolescents mishaps dictate how he would spend the rest of his life; he embarked on a path that would forever change his life. He attended CUNY Queens College where he double majored in African Studies/Political Science and minored in Sociology; obtaining his bachelor’s degree. Meeting John Henrik Clarke, Cornell West, Al Sharpton and Yolanda King at his former college, had a lasting impression on him.

Anthony is a firm believer in second chances, convinced that desire and determination overcomes any obstacles. His remarkable coming of age life story, coupled with his work as an ESL (English as a Second Language) instructor, and working in the homeless shelters in New York City, where he was exposed to a number of unfortunate situations; consequently were the backdrop for some of the stories which he would later write.

A self-published writer, he has written several novels, ranging from urban fiction to historical, suspense and romantic novels. He has never pandered to the expectations of the typical reader, but rather to their unpredictability and the simplicity of their human experiences. A voracious reader and lover of Anton Chekhov, Chinua Achebe, James Baldwin and Toni Morrison’s writings, Nina Simone’s music and Motown Soul, Anthony is insatiably curious about the complexities of our world.


Book Synopsis 
Treasure chronicles the de jure racial segregation of the Jim Crow era in the south. It is a candid account of sisters raised in a family of freed blacks who for generations had passed for white. Forbidden to marry black men, Treasure, the eldest provides as much protection as she can in shielding her younger siblings from the constant exchange of ideas they are exposed to growing up. However, in doing so, she may have taken them to a darker place, where the family secrets are revealed and where few can be trusted.

For more on information Anthony Pathfinder and to stay in touch with him:

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To purchase Treasure and other books by Anthony Pathfinder:

All titles are available on Amazon and at his website


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The Authors’ Corner

Welcome to The Authors’ Corner. This week’s featured author is Naana Kyereboah of The Sister Scribes.

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Naana Kyereboah, originally from Ghana, is a writer, teacher, and speaker. She loves to write
poetry and children’s stories. Her poems have been printed in various anthologies. She has taught
world cultures at the Center for Talented Youth (affiliated with Johns Hopkins University) and at
the James Farmer Scholars Program (Mary Washington College). She has also chaired and
coordinated several multicultural activities and international day celebrations in her community
and schools, teaching about the Ghanaian culture. She is a member of the Society for Children’s
Book Writers and Illustrators. Naana lives in Virginia with her husband, Thomas. They have two
daughters and a son.


  Book Synopsis 

Soul Name is a cultural picture book and audio CD about an eight-year old Ghanaian girl, Ekua, who shares with the reader the importance of the naming and welcoming ceremony for her brother Kofi.

“Cultural, Colorful, Rhythmic. These words fail to fully define Naana Kyereboah’s book, Soul Name. However, they are a good start. Reading her book is like sitting on the floor, listening to a beloved relative tell a story. In this case, the relative is eight-year old narrator, Ekua, and her story involves the naming ceremony for children in Ghana’s Fante tribe. Her powerful words, the vivid illustrations and the attached CD combine to make Soul Name a multi-sensory experience” (Richmond’s Book Examiner, K. Robinson) Naana offers An African Touch presentations to schools and organizations.

For more information on Naana and to purchase your copy of Soul Name visit her website at . To schedule An African Touch presentation at your school or organization email Naana at

Get a copy and find out your child’s soul name.

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Falling in love with RVA, day two: September 2, 2013

IMAG0294Today is the Labor Day Holiday and so far it has been quiet. I did get out and about earlier in RVA to a great ice cream spot. I started out in Carytown and okay, it was not my first time visiting this popular spot, but I took the advice of the columnist recommending the ice cream eatery and did a walk-about.

I’m not one who fancies shopping, so whenever I go to Carytown, I’m usually in and out. Today, I parked a couple blocks from the store and took my time and window shopped and took notice of establishments I’d like to visit in the future. I observed Man of Steel was playing at the Byrd Theater and thought about catching a matinee.

The ice cream store I stopped in was “Bev’s Homemade Ice Cream” and it’s hailed as one of the best ice creameries in the area. I selected a flavor I wouldn’t ordinarily choose, as I wanted to live on the edge, if you will. I got their Expresso-Oreo and I musty say it was quite tasty. I’m not a chocolate lover at all, but the Expresso-Oreo was perfect for me.

Next, I headed over to Elwood-Thompson’s Market to pick up a couple items for my son. I’ve been to Elwood’s before as well, but not since their expansion. I enjoy Elwood’s because the clientele is a lot like me. They seem to be the artsy type who enjoy a good, Vegan or Vegetarian/Pescatarian meal.

After leaving Elwood-Thompson’s, I decided against seeing Man of Steel and instead headed for a Red Box DVD dispenser not too far from home and picked up Lincoln. I chose Lincoln because most of it is filmed in the RVA-Metro area.

Now, I’m off to prepare myself a delicious Greek pasta dish, make a few phone calls to my beloved family and end my day by enjoying my movie. I’m really excited about tomorrow’s RVA adventure but if you want to know what it is, you’ll have to catch up with me on Tuesday night. Until then, have a safe and peaceful Labor Day.


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Bev’s Homemade Ice Cream 

Falling in love with RVA, day one: September 1, 2013



Today was the first day of my new love affair with RVA. I decided, I wanted to start with something I’ve always wanted to do. It’s pretty obvious, I love to read and I’ve always wanted to stop and read the historical markers along the roadway. To save on gas and time, I Goggled historical markers for Virginia and found more than I could look through in a day. After viewing a few, I narrowed it down to the Petersburg-Richmond area and dove in.

The majority of the information I found was on the Civil War, and to my delight, it was quite fascinating. My final narrowing of facts brought me to my own community. One such marker caught and held my attention, it highlighted an area less then five miles away called, The Mid-Lothian (Coal) Mines Park. I found the park on line and gathered more information.  I then finished my breakfast and set out to find the ruins of the mines.

Prior to leaving my house, I was talking with my son and telling him of my adventure for today and not surprisingly, he knew of the park. I invited him along and we set out together.

The grounds of the Mid-Lothian Mines Park were beautiful. There was a lake with a walking trail around it. In the wooded area was the ruins of Grove Shaft, where the coal was mined and next to it, the ruins of the Mid-lothian African Church. (Pictured) A church built by free Blacks, slaves and a few white men as a place of worship for the Black workers.

As my son and I walked and I admired the area, he mentioned how surprised he was, I had never heard of or visited The Mid-Lothian Mines Park before. I replied, “Son, I need to get out more.” I’m excited to see where my journey in and around the RVA-Metro area takes me as I discover something new about Richmond everyday for the month of September.

Tomorrow is Labor Day and it’s raining here in RVA tonight. I will not allow the weather to deter me but continue on in my quest for fun. I do hope you will join me. Until tomorrow, have a peaceful night!


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