As a former English teacher of 34 years in the Chicago Public Schools and member of Actors' Equity and SCBWI, I have written several screenplays, short stories and poems. I have also written an article about my recent mission trip to Nigeria and Ghana for United Nations Association,UNA-USA Chicago 2009 Newsletter. In order to fine tune my craft, understand the market and network, I have attended the Screenwriting Expo for the past two years, Chicago Screenwriters Network and several writers' workshops. Being a member of Actor’s Equity Union has also helped me to transfer the knowledge and experience from the stage to my writing. I am passionate about writing, especially imagining the unknown and escaping into the world of my characters. I am presently working on my first novel Buckwheat's Journey.
Buckwheat’s Journey… has similar themes as George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion and Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland but with a twist. When Buckwheat says, “Otay, whateva yuh say,” realization sets in. This novel, 31,060 words, is a young adult fiction with a light-hearted yet evocative perspective of stereotype. Set in modern day Chicago, Buckwheat re- enters the world as a doll and clashes with classy, stylish female dolls because of social and cultural differences. The reader travels on this journey with Buckwheat and gains a historical viewpoint on how stereotypes impact African-Americans today.
Through my writings, I hope to inspire and transform others.
Member since 2010
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