Glad to be friends here. I'm not on SheWrites very often. Many of us here moved to Facebook. I even started a group called "A Purely Accidental Writer's Group." We talk to each other about every day. Join us if you like.
Dera, I just wanted to let you know how beautiful and moving your Father's Day blog tribute to your dad was to me. My grandfather was from Tennessee and I was so reminded of him as I read about your father. As he called Richmond his home after WWII, he became a part of fighting for civil rights here - eloquently with words to the local and state government. His methodical, patient way of approaching the world is still with me. I mentioned him a bit in my Veteran's Day post last year, but I'll probably do another one to feature him. I've always been proud of him too and he's also one of the reasons I embrace the old-fashioned, country side of me! I know I'll also be on the lookout for your work in Our Black Fathers soon.
Hi Dera! Oh how I wish it were staff position at examiner.com. It's an independent contractor spot, so the more we produce and aid in marketing efforts for readership helps our pay. The pay can be good based on output, which is why I need to get to cracking more at it. But, alas its part time for me. My research and the oral history I'm blessed to have helps me a great deal with the articles and certainly my novel.
Thank you so much for reading my blog! :)
I'll keep posted on the book. How is yours coming along? I love Southern lit so much. The range in voice is so vast, its mesmerizing. Right now I'm reading Faulkner's As I Lay Dying.
I like both those books. I used Natasha Trethewey's Domestic Work to help me with Felicidad, the female protagonist in my novel IF I BRING YOU ROSES. It helped me to understand how Felicidad would feel working in the aunt's house.