Teacher, Writer, Experiencer of Life
Here are links to the homepages of some author friends of mine. Give them a looksee!
Rebecca Walker, author of Black, White and Jewish and Baby Love. I met Rebecca at a memoir writing workshop. Later, she consulted with me on my own project (thankfully, since I landed a deal not long after!). A great writer and an even greater person.
Kathleen Alcalá , author of The Desert Remembers My Name, Treasures in Heaven, and Spirits of the Ordinary. Kathleen taught a wonderful class on historical fiction, the product of which I am currently shopping. Kathleen's own writing is rich and colorful, providing fascinating and engrossing representations of the Chicana woman (I'm showing my ignorance here I think, but is "Chicana woman" redundant?).
Suzanne Selfors. A parent of a former student of mine, Suzanne is the author of such wonderful children's books as To Catch a Mermaid, Saving Juliet, Fortune's Magic Farm and Coffeehouse Angel.
Vivian Delacourt. She's a busy dame. The wife of an American Ambassador, a woman of culture and refinement. She's also a crack shot with a Mauser 7mm sniper's rifle. Insane, brilliant--and shameless self-promotion.
Here are some other links of interest to me:
Lynchings in America From Long Island University's B. Davis Schwartz Library, a good article and comprehensive resource list about both America's history of lynchings and African American history.
Clayton, Jackson, McGhie Memorial The website for the lynching memorial in Duluth, MN.
Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community A wealth of information about Bainbridge Island's history, both related to and separate from its rich heritage with its Japanese American residents. Lots of great information here, including oral histories recounting the WWII exclusion and internments and the building of a memorial that is currently underway.
Always in Season This is a fascinating documentary project that examines the history of lynching photographs and postcards exchanged and passed down in families for generations. The project presents the personal accounts of those involved with lynchings, so that viewers will not only gain a rare look at the victims’ humanity but also insights into the ordinary people who participated in lynchings