Here’s a gaggle of new words for you:
Ersatz – an inferior imitator.
Example: The jeweler discovered the brooch was set with ersatz stones.
Mawkish – something exaggerated, or unpleasant tasting.
Example: Bailey always brings a mawkish dessert to the potluck, but we take some to spare her feelings.
Elide – to omit or strike out.
Example: Poets often elide syllables for a more sing-song rhythm.
Obstreperous – Rowdy, defiant, or noisy.
Example: The obstreperous man got banned from the restaurant.
Fogbow – an arc of light that’s visible against the fog.
Example: I found the fogbow captivating on this overcast morning.
I’m pleased to announce the release of my 8th book, Skoll’s Diary.
Africans and African Americans left Earth in 1900, and went to another planet in The Milky Way to escape mistreatment…
It’s now the year 3005 on that terraformed planet. We get a peek into the life of a bright and sensitive teenaged boy, Skoll, through his journal. He loves his world, but is curious about life on Earth. Then suddenly, an epic event casts him in the middle of a difficult decision. The fate of the planet’s community is in his hands.
Get the book here. I’d appreciate your leaving a review if you read it. Thanks in advance!