On Tuesday Shannan Palma invited me to
Ms. Walker herself is a thing of beauty. She is charming and speaks well in front of a crowd. We are the ones we have been waiting for she said to the crowd. And by this she means, there is no one else coming to save the world. That we can only expect ourselves to change things and make them better.
I can subscribe to that.
For those who don’t know, I pitched my novel, Sylvia’s Sun, as a cross between The Color Purple and Beloved. Which shows you how much this book influenced me. Of course my agent says it’s more like a cross between To Kill A Mockingbird and Beloved, but I’ll take that too.
After the reading and signing, she signed my book, wished me luck with my writing career and we took this picture.
But seriously, I had a wonderful time, and simply listening to her made me think all things are possible. I admire her.