Keri D. Singleton
In October of 1981 The Boston Herald published a collection of poems authored by children that had been submitted for a Halloween contest. “Boo & Simon Soo” was a somewhat poetic account of a child who befriended a ghost on “Eerie Street” (an intentionally corrupted spelling of Erie Street in the Dorchester section of Boston). The nine year old who wrote the short story shared his mother’s pride when they both read it on the page which featured the winning stories. At that moment, a lifelong love affair with writing was cemented in Keri D. Singleton.
The pen is my paint brush. Sheets of fresh paper serve as my canvas. Even in today’s world of computer keyboards and mobile tablets, I still prefer to author manuscripts with an ink pen and good, old fashioned paper. The stroke of the pen, for me, can be compared to a stroll on a quiet beach. It acts as my escapism and gives me the opportunity to not only create a story but also live vicariously through the characters. My novels afford me the luxury of traveling to places that I may have never seen or revisit places that have fascinated me. At the same time, I am able to invite my readers to journey with me and together we meet extraordinary individuals with fascinating stories to tell.
Conversely, authoring poetry is a very personal undertaking that, for me, invites the reader to delve inside of me. I bare my soul in my poems and tend to leave little room for concealment of my deepest thoughts and most personal experiences. The journey that is taken when reading my poetic verses is one entirely within me. For me, these personal writings tend to be therapeutic and serve as an open invitation to the world to see the person behind that brush and canvas. Writing is my way of sharing. Writing is an unselfish act. Writing is a reflection of my trials, tribulations, successes and strides. Writing takes me away. Writing brings me back. Writing is…me.
-Keri D. Singleton, 2016
ABOUT THE WANDERER’S GAME:
Reggie Watson is an aspiring actor from Asbury Park, a forgotten seaside city on the Jersey Shore. He flees a home headed by a devoted mother who works tirelessly as a housekeeper to support her large family (which includes an abusive, live-in, deadbeat husband) for the unfamiliar, unforgiving streets of New York City. Reggie’s relentless pursuit to follow his dreams takes him on a journey which finds him falling in to the world of male prostitution. Determined not to become a statistic of that dangerous underworld, Reggie and his sidekick, Chris, hold on to their dreams as they navigate through bars, web sites, and hotel rooms. The Wanderer’s Game is based on a poem of the same name by Keri D. Singleton. The book pays homage to the author of one of Singleton’s favorite books “City of Night” (John Rechy). The journey of Reggie Watson is one that you won’t soon forget.
Mega-superstar recording artist Renee Starr seemingly has it all. She is famous, beautiful, wealthy, and has a career that has no limits. However, her celebrity status is in the controlling hands of a boyfriend with whom she shares a toxic, abusive relationship. Renee’s escape comes in the form of a self-serving, lust-driven alliance she forges with her biggest fan, young Damian Murray, who falls deeply in love with his idol. Together, pop icon and devoted fan travel a forbidden road that ultimately leads to an explosive end.