A Time of Firsts
I’m so excited! The new website is up and running, and I’m celebrating my firsts.
The first blog post on my new website.
The first chance I’ve gotten to publicly thank my website designer, Michelle Touchette, the most talented, patient designer in the world.
The first time I’ve been a literal “talking head”—for my audio vine moment, you click on my head and I talk.
The first place I’ve completely claimed—really claimed—my Southernness.
The first sharing of an excerpt from Model for Detective, a Vangie Street mystery—click on the FASHION photo and give it a read.
The first congregation of my diverse writing successes in one place—it’s under ACHIEVEMENTS if you want to see what it looks like.
The first actual analysis I’ve done of my writing over the last ten years and why I might be writing that stuff. The short version is in my bio pics; the long version is at ME:
“My life has been shaped by two very early events: I was born into the racism of the civil rights South, and I carry the grief of my daddy being killed by a train. Much of my writing carefully picks at the nuances of racism, and many of my stories involve the child trying to understand the space left by a missing parent. The two jobs for which I’ve been well-paid are lawyering in Jackson, Mississippi and walking the runway in Memphis. I follow my own peculiar definition of God, which led me to start a writing group of men and women who have experienced homelessness.I’ve been published—you can see the LONG list (blushing) by clicking on Achievements above. I love all the people in my life but mostly my husband, my dog (yes, she’s a person), and my two grand babies. I’ve been known to appear in public in costume.”
Firsts are fun.