“Pastor Albertina Merci is the ideal combination of spirituality and common sense. In Love Tornado she deals with a crisis of faith that is uncomfortably close to home.” – John Sayles, two-time Academy Award-nominated writer and director
"…The inimitable Pastor Albertina Merci…mixes spirituality with savvy in this Christian fiction offering. And there is plenty of sensuality to match the spirituality, as various love entanglements need straightening out by the doughty Albertina, whose own love, Mr. Mario, runs the Stay Out of the Kitchen Health Food Cafe. Albertina may stay out of the kitchen, but she doesn’t stay out of much else. Humor, soul and inspiration is the recipe here." – the Hartford Courant
Praise for Sanctified Blues
"Sanctified Blues warms the heart and touches the soul. You’re going to love this story." —B.B. King
Praise for Stay Out of the Kitchen!
"Together, John and Ritz have created a charming and soulful character in Albertina Merci…" —Black Issues Book Review