When Bill Duke called to congratulate me on my books and to confirm that he wanted to buy options on a few of them, I thought I’d pee myself. I was so excited about that phone call. This is a man who has been part of the Accepted Hollywood set for decades, part actor, part director, Bill Duke has directed films like DEEP COVER, HOODLUM, and the CLASSIC A RAGE IN HARLEM. The idea that Bill saw me as another Chester Hines, the writer of “Rage in Harlem” said so much to me. I was on my way.