"If you can write, that's great. If you can tell a story, that's even greater. But if you can work a resilient premise into both, you're worth digging to find."

Monday, February 21, 2011

Painted Picture by Sheila Peele-Miller

The COVER is Fierce! Reading beneath the cover and between the lines like curators assess murals, Alicia pencils in delicate strokes for the naivety. Broad ugly contours do up the villains. Generous strokes compare the Carolinas friendly faces and ample landscape against Chicago's harsh winters and cramped combative backdrop. A rich texture of dialogue brings each character off the page. And Alicia's virgin values coalesces the portrait and frames the story. I  recommend Painted Picture for those working with young teens, or domestic abuse clients. Great job, Sheila.

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