Hobbes releases debut novel 'Black & Single Blues'
by ONN Staff
Indie Gypsy announced it has published "Black & Single Blues," the debut novel by local essayist Dwight Hobbes. Audiences were first introduced to the romantic ups and downs of 'Black & Single Blues' protagonists Keith and Lesli in a short story published in Essence magazine.
Hobbes will be expanding the story into a weekly serial on the One Nation News website.
"I'm proud to introduce this amazing story to another segment of readers," said Indie Gypsy Founder/CEO Shelley Halima. "They will not only connect with how realistic the relationship is between the two main characters, but they will fall in love with Dwight's witty and engaging writing style."
Black & Single Blues is the compelling tale of Keith, a well-traveled musician, who, despite his legion of female admirers, is stopped dead in his tracks when he meets Lesli.
Just when it looks as if they're headed for happily-ever-after, everything goes to hell in the proverbial hand basket. Keith then tries to figure out a way to hold on to the best thing he's ever had.
Black & Single Blues is available in paperback and ebook formats.
Hobbes has written for numerous national and local publications, including Reader's Digest, the Washington Post and Essence magazine. Hobbes' collection of controversial essays, "Something I Said" is published by Papyrus Press, Inc. He's made guest appearances on National Public Radio, Minnesota Public Radio and Twin Cities Public Television.
Hobbes' produced plays are 'Shelter' (Pangea World Theater), 'Dues '(Mixed Blood Theatre), 'You Can't Always Sometimes Never Tell' (Long Island University) and 'In The Midst' (Long Island University).
'Robinson,' a one-act drama based on the life and career of Jackie Robinson was commissioned by the African American Museum and Cultural Center.
As a singer-songwriter, he's performed in the New York City area at Kenny's Castaways, The Other End, My Father's Place, New Moon Cafe and campus coffee houses at SUNY @ Stony Brook and Long Island University/C.W. Post.
He has performed in the Twin Cities, at The Fine Line, Seventh St. Entry, Hell's Kitchen and on KFAI - Fresh Air Radio. He released the single "Atlanta Children" (Beat Bad Records), lamenting the 1981 serial murder of 22 youngsters. Hobbes is currently wrapping up production on his release, 'Angels Don't Really Fly' (Beat Bad Records - EP) at Winterland Studios. His work was recently featured on the the soundtrack for Brenda Bell Brown's 'Sing Blues, Thank You.'
Black & Single Blues