Albert French

Albert French served in the U.S. Marines as an infantryman during the Vietnam War. After the service, he taught himself photography and worked as a medical photographer and a photojournalist. He is the author of Billy, Holly, and I Can’t Wait on God.


Set in the final year of World War II in a small North Carolina town, Holly is the story of a young white girl from the wrong side of the tracks. Her world is transformed when she falls in love with a handsome, educated black soldier just back from the war. Their relationship touches off a maelstrom that leaves no doubt as to the consequences of crossing proscribed boundaries.

I Can’t Wait On God

I Can't Wait on God is an unforgettable story of crime, punishment, and loss, set in the back alleys of Pittsburgh's Homewood neighborhood during the summer of 1950. Jeremiah Henderson and his girlfriend Willet Mercer set their sights on New York City after taking money from a pimp Willet impulsively stabs to death. Mack Jack, a gifted musician whose compositions were stolen by a big-city bandleader, struggles to rediscover his inspiration through the use of drugs.