Naomi & The Reckoning
Naomi & The Reckoning (Finishing Line Press, 2020) is a novelette that follows Naomi, a young woman with a physical deformity living in Richmond, VA. Struggling with body acceptance all her life, Naomi also comes from a strict religious upbringing. Purity culture further complicated her relationship with her body and, now recently married, she can’t find sexual satisfaction. The short story "Naomi," which makes up the bulk of the book, first appeared in the now-defunct literary magazine Vanilla Sex in 2017. A review of Naomi & The Reckoning appeared in Broads Non Grata in 2020.
Order Naomi & The Reckoning here.
I am currently producing an audiobook and animated film of Naomi & The Reckoning through my company Quail Bell Press & Productions. Both will be narrated by actress Donna Morales, with music by Deniz Zeynep. Listen to an excerpt of the audiobook's opening poems, which precede the short story, here.
For angel investor inquiries regarding the audiobook and film portions of this project, please contact me.