wanna-bes

The Story Behind Wanna-be’s by Mark Connelly

Several years ago I had a brief stint as the lone white employee in a black engineering firm.  When the owner wanted to obtain information about contracts or upcoming bids, he would send me to ask questions and make presentations as if I were a senior executive.  I played a number of roles as advance…

The Story Behind ‘Naked Alliances’ with S.K. Nicholls

The people at the Parliament House, a gay resort complex in Orlando, Florida, highly influenced the writing in Naked Alliances. The complex has seven bars with different themes, a full service restaurant, hotel suites, a pool, and the Footlight Theater. My husband and I attend the comedy shows and performances at the theater. My characters,…