Folsom on Fire

As an ex-slave living in the south, pregnant Mary cole is accustomed to adversity. But when a creeping evil invades the dusty of Folsom, Mary's inner strength is put to the ultimate test. Her husband, Lar, and the white teen, Paul, she has cared for since birth are now in danger as well. Evil may have the lynching noose, but Mary has her axe . . . and she knows how to use it! More

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About Orlando Smart-Powell

Author Biography

Orlando Smart-Powell is a veteran of the United States Army and a Speech and Language Pathologist. He lives in rural Wisconsin with his husband, Nathan, and their three children . . . and an assortment of animals on a farmette. His passions include helping children with special needs find their unique voice to give to the world, and of course, writing, writing, writing!

His newest novel is "American Messiah - A Great American Novel": Winston Parks has started a movement under the alias, Incognito that is poised to fundamentally change America as we know it. Millions have joined ranks to exorcise inequality from America and move it closer to its most solemn creed - That All Men Are Created Equal. Though not all are feeling so patriotic. Politicians, Wall Street and the like, are moving to stop him, and the man, Hector Vega, running for Senator under his guidance. They will do anything to stop it from happening. They have silenced countless voices before! To secure their power, they are willing to do it again. Will America rise and fulfill its ultimate destiny? Or will America's Messiah become yesterday's forgotten Martyr?

“Gods of Egypt - Genesis - The Gods Saga I”, The covenant between God and Lucifer has been broken. A demoness of unimaginable might has tilted the balance of good and evil. Only Tamen, who governed Egypt as the god Horus, can stop her by finding the one who can bring about balance. The war for mankind's soul has begun!

"Gods of Phenox - The March on Phenox - The Gods Saga II" - Summer 2015

"Folsom on Fire" - a dark evil has come into the town of Folsom. Mary, a pregnant ex-slave, must confront this evil head-on if she is to save those she loves.


Folsom on Fire
Mary Cole, a former slave, refuses to let whites or blacks define her as a person. The only problem is, after multiple miscarriages and stillborn babies, and now pregnant again, she struggles to find her place as a woman. As the seeds of the Ku Klux Klan are sown in Folsom, those she loves become entangled in their murderous schemes of revenge. Mary must now choose to submit or fight back.

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Folsom on Fire – Critique My Novel’s 2012 Novel of the year, introduces you to Mary Cole, a pregnant former slave struggling to find her self-worth as a woman. When the lives of her husband, Lar, and the gay white teen, Paul, that she has raised since birth are threatened, Mary must choose between sacrificing her own life and that of her unborn child or to save theirs.

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