author http://wrkf.org en In An Age Of Slavery, Two Women Fight For Their 'Wings' http://wrkf.org/post/age-slavery-two-women-fight-their-wings Sue Monk Kidd's new novel is a story told by two women whose lives are wrapped together — beginning, against their wills, when they're young girls. One is a slave; the other, her reluctant owner. Thu, 09 Jan 2014 00:08:00 +0000 Lynn Neary 21050 at http://wrkf.org In An Age Of Slavery, Two Women Fight For Their 'Wings' Author Pens Stories of African American Life in Rural North Carolina http://wrkf.org/post/author-pens-stories-african-american-life-rural-north-carolina <p>Stephanie Powell Watts will be accepting this year’s Ernest Gains Award for Literary Excellence from the Baton Rouge Area Foundation.</p><p>Watts is being recognized for her collection of 10 stories, “We Are Taking Only What We Need," chronicling the lives of African Americans in rural North Carolina.</p><p>Watts writes from experience.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 23:10:32 +0000 Ashley Westerman 4609 at http://wrkf.org Author Pens Stories of African American Life in Rural North Carolina 'Pushed Times, Chewing Pepper': Where Louisiana and California Collide http://wrkf.org/post/pushed-times-chewing-pepper-where-louisiana-and-california-collide <p><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Author Myra Jolivet is a lot of things. She’s a former TV personality, a communications strategist, a brain tumor survivor, and above all a California native with Louisiana Creole roots. </span></p><p><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">In Jolivet's new murder-mystery novel, a family therapist from California survives her fiancé’s plot to kill her, embraces her gift of psychic visions and learns her Creole heritage is the foundation of her survival. </span></p><p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 22:40:09 +0000 Ashley Westerman 3416 at http://wrkf.org 'Pushed Times, Chewing Pepper': Where Louisiana and California Collide