Welcome to my author home. I hope you will read my new novel, “Beneficial Life”. If this is your first time here, thank you for stopping by. If you are returning, welcome back!

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“Once I started to read Heavy is the Rain, I could not put it down. I especially liked the themes covered –– emotional, physical and sexual trauma experienced in childhood that if not dealt with, affects our adult lives.” – Dr. Gregory Branch, Director of Human Services, Baltimore County, Maryland


“Heavy is the Rain became part of my life as I read it. I fretted in some moments and rejoiced in others. Grandma Gertie was my favorite character; loving and enigmatic. The author handled the tough situations with true dignity.” – Irene Stone, First Lady, Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, Baltimore, Maryland

“Heavy is the Rain is a powerful novel that examines the relationship of a family through old and new traditions as three generations of women cope with family secrets, forgiveness, faith and love. Stella Adams draws you into the world of Gertrude (Gertie), Lilly Ann and Billie as their lives are rooted in the past but forging new territoryinto the future. Adams is a gifted storyteller who tells a powerful love story through pain, vindication and reconciliation.” — Vivian Njeri Fisher, Manager-African American Department, Enoch Pratt free Library/State Library Resource Center