I founded the American Black Book Writers Association, a nonprofit organization whose mission was to assist black book writers and strengthen the African American book market. I served as the first president of the organization. I also served as editor-in-chief of the ABBWA JOURNAL, the erstwhile trade journal of the black book industry. I served on the advisory board of the BLACK WRITERS: A SELECTION OF SKETCHES FROM CONTEMPORARY AUTHORS, 2nd Edition, Gale Research. Since my days at the ABBWA JOURNAL, I have written about a dozen novels.