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BOOK LAUNCH AGAIN! GOD CREATED WOMEN, the new release from Rhea Harmsen is the novel that debunks the myth that women were born to suffer

A few weeks ago I asked my readers for help in naming my new novel. This plea went out over wordpress and facebook and many of you responded with truly excellent feedback. So, you might be surprised to find that … Continue reading

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Book Launch: INTERMARRY, Rhea Harmsen’s new novel promises, “The conversation on race has begun.”

INTERMARRY a new novel by Rhea Harmsen A strange menagerie in an unlikely setting. Jack Wolinski, a young white architect with a crazy scheme and some maxed-out credit cards. Fiona Reed, a young woman with the brass of a CEO … Continue reading

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The Romantic Protagonist of the 21st Century

  By Rhea Harmsen The romantic protagonist of the 21st century is struggling with isolation, social anxiety and moral angst. He or she swings between manic optimism and hope on the one hand, and the chronic, debilitating questioning of meaning … Continue reading

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Launching a new poetry CD titled Isaiah’s Longing in CD Baby Music Store

Rhea Harmsen & Lee Robinson | Isaiah’s Longing | CD Baby Music Store. Featuring poems written and read by Rhea Harmsen with original music composed by Lee Robinson.

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MY FRIENDS CAN READ IT FOR FREE (Excerpt 50 from THE HARVEST of REASON) At the crack of dawn Maddie slunk down the stairs. She found John in the kitchen nursing a cup of coffee and staring at the floor. How long had he been up? READ MORE

(If you’re here for the first time check out excerpts 1-49 in earlier Blogs ) At the crack of dawn Maddie slunk down the stairs. She found John in the kitchen nursing a cup of coffee and staring at the … Continue reading

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Race in America – Journey of the Black Male

Journey of the Black Male   Have you ever seen a black man walk straight? Not shucking nor jiving, not strutting – but straight! It’s a long time coming, this regal gait Takes a lot of shedding, of self loving, … Continue reading

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MY FRIENDS CAN READ IT FOR FREE (Excerpt 49 from THE HARVEST of REASON) It was a rare moment of peace and calm in a storm-tossed, deadline-driven world, when Maddie and John sat down for a late lunch with Maddie’s parents, the day before Thanksgiving. READ MORE

(If you’re here for the first time check out excerpts 1-48 in earlier Blogs ) Chapter 14 And if he meeteth with injustice he shall have patience… The Seven Valleys It was a rare moment of peace and calm in … Continue reading

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MY FRIENDS CAN READ IT FOR FREE (Excerpt 48 from THE HARVEST of REASON) They went to Pasqual’s for dinner and sat at the smallest table in a corner of the terracotta room. A neon cactus flashed in the window. He got a kick out of seeing Maddie plunge into her favorite meal of blue-corn cheese enchiladas. She seemed to become delirious once she put the first bite into her mouth. READ MORE

(If you’re here for the first time check out excerpts 1-47 in earlier Blogs ) They went to Pasqual’s for dinner and sat at the smallest table in a corner of the terracotta room. A neon cactus flashed in the … Continue reading

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MY FRIENDS CAN READ IT FOR FREE (Excerpt 47 from THE HARVEST of REASON) Maddie and Lisa came up the stairs from the little auditorium in the basement. They had just been down listening to a seminar given by a candidate for assistant professor. READ MORE

(If you’re here for the first time check out excerpts 1-46 in earlier Blogs ) Maddie and Lisa came up the stairs from the little auditorium in the basement. They had just been down listening to a seminar given by … Continue reading

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Race in America – poetry we’re not ready to write

Race in America It’s at times like these you make me remember you’re white When you burst into the house demanding “who?” Who left “the trash” in the street! “What trash?” I ask. But I already know. I just want … Continue reading

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