A fiction ir vella, story two of a trilogy entitled 316 East Boulevard The Civil War had just begun. Young plantation slave Ahracee had a dream that one day he would be able to put down his hoe and shovel and do something more with his life. Ahracee thought to himself that watching, learning, picking up skills beyond the job he was assigned, and making himself more valuable as a human being, were the keys to success. Ahracee's young girlfriend Sheika supposed that one day she would convince Ahracee to marry her. But life sometimes takes strange turns. Enter Beulah, and her black magic. The first vella in the trilogy 316 East Boulevard is titled There Were Several Ladies Present. Beulah's Curse is the prequel to that story.
Tom Hays, author of Twisted by the Wind, Seeds into the Wind, BAIT- A Healthy Dose of Horror and There Were Several Ladies Present. presents his fifth book, Beulah's Curse. Tom is an artist, writer and serial entrepreneur, previously owning and operating a variety of business ventures. Tom has been in the retail optical business, owned an advertising agency, an audio/visual production company, built a chain of thirty-eight automobile quick oil-change centers, started a food packaging and marketing company, and owned a market research company, conducting radio listenership research in 105 radio markets in the United States. He was also a principal in several other private and publicly owned companies, including those involved in oil and gas exploration, music production, greeting cards, and business acquisition. He is also an ordained minister. Born in Oklahoma and having lived in Nashville, Tennessee, and the Napa Valley in California, Tom and his wife Susan currently make their home in Scottsdale, Arizona. Tom enjoys painting, silversmithing, ceramics, design, songwriting, website development and writing stories. Tom also compiles and publishes quotations through his website, www.PearlOfTheDay.com, which emails inspirational and motivational quotes to subscribers daily at no charge. He established this ministry more than 14 years ago, and it has grown to hundreds of recipients daily plus thousands of readers on various websites where the Pearl of the Day(r) appears. Visit the website for a free subscription to receive the daily Pearl of the Day(r)