Frank Yerby — American Author born on September 05, 1916, died on November 29, 1991

Frank Garvin Yerby was an African-American historical novelist. He is best known as the first African-American writer to have become a millionaire from his pen and to have had a book purchased by a Hollywood studio for a film adaptation... (wikipedia)

From where they stood, they could see the castle.
There was no wind in all that sweep of sky.
About fifteen miles above New Orleans the river goes very slowly. It has broadened out there until it is almost a sea and the water is yellow with the mud of half a continent. Where the sun strikes it, it is golden.
When it was over, it was not really over, and that was the trouble.