If you look at this blog you will find infrequent posts due in part to one of my worst character flaws – PROCRASTINATION, but also in part to my voracious appetite for the written word. You see lately if I haven’t been working at my 9-5 I have found myself setting up to do some writing and being lured away by bloggers including Tayari Jones and Nichelle Tramble.
A friend forwarded a post from Jones’ blog a few months ago and I have been hooked ever since. She has wonderful topics and is an established professor and author. I truly enjoyed Leaving Atlanta her debut novel and am currently enjoying the Untelling. After daily visits to her blog I was introduced to Nichelle Tramble either through a comment or checking out some of the blogs Jones listed on her site. This led me to read both Dying Ground and The Last King – truly enjoyed both and found them to be well written stories about drugs, crime and violence in our community and a far cry from the Urban Fiction permeating the bookshelves.
Tramble has been interviewing fellow authors on her site every Friday and this lead me to pick up T. Greenwood’s Breathing Water – a great story about finding one’s own true place in society, as well as overcoming abuse and low self-esteem with a prince charming at the end, but not who you would expect.
Now it’s time for me to get to my bookclub reading “Some People, Some Other Place” by J. California Cooper and back to writing a couple of stories I have brewing in my head.