In 1965 I worked with several local black workers in Pineville, SC. The events at Emanuel AME church upset me. However, it took this message from one of those workers […]
Christina Hamlett conducted this interview with me for You Read It Here First. If you are interested in books and authors please visit http://fromtheauthors.wordpress.com/. Our […]
Excerpt from the fourth chapter. You Came Here to Die, Didn’t You by Sherie Labedis Thursday, June 23, 1965, Charleston, South Carolina I know the black child is here […]
Please enjoy the article Sena Christian did on me in the Press Tribune.
One thing I know is I need to consider “coincidences” as part of my writing process. Each time I’ve felt lost, like I’ve strayed from what I’m “supposed” to be doing with the book, I get a reminder. An event at the Maui Writers Retreat and Conference alerted me to the fact that I don’t “control” where the book goes.
As I mentioned earlier, an agent told me that my subject matter was passé. Then two of the guest speakers (writers both) told me my title, Rising to the Occasion was boring. I’d paid for this abuse! Their comment reminded me I was entering territory I knew nothing about and I’d better be open to new ideas about the book.
And then it happened. I was waiting in line at a book signing.