my sister, BET author Marilyn Tyner, I was born in Rankin, PA, a small town
outside of Pittsburgh.
I came to the Philadelphia area to attend Cheyney University. After I graduated, I
began teaching, first in Chester, PA and then in
I have been an avid reader since I learned to read. I read a variety of genres,
but most of what I read is romance. (I like happy
I began writing poetry when I was in grade school and I still do. In fact, an
agent told me that my work was too poetic to sell commercially. (Two days later
I received a call from Karen Thomas at Arabesque asking if my manuscript was
still available because she liked it).
The manuscript was SNOWBOUND WITH LOVE, and when I hear from readers,
they tell me how much they like the fact that it was so
I didn't do much writing while our children were young, but I did write an
occasional short story. After they were grown and computers became readily
available, I began writing in earnest. Now, I can't stop; I have all of these
people poking me and nagging me to write their stories.
I retired from teaching and now write full time.
I'm active in the Mad Poet's Organization and a board
member of the Philadelphia Writer's Conference.
April 8 2015
Itís been a while. I hope all is well with you.
We got back from Florida on the 2nd. After three months away. Still playing catch-up,
although if itís playing it should be fun, right? Anyway, thereís a local event Iím involved with. Itís free,
so if you are in the area and free, please attend. Hereís the info:
WHAT: Art Sanctuary is sponsoring the Celebration of Black Writing. Iím teaching a workshop: ďCharacter, Setting and Plot, Oh My!
WHEN: Saturday, May 23 11:00-11:45
Where: Temple University, Ritter Hall & Annex. Entrance between Cecil B. Moore Ave. between Broad Street & Check the website for
the whole weekend schedule: www.artsanctuary.org/cbw
You also might want to follow me on Facebook.
Keep on reading & Iíll keep on writing. (I have to get back to Nate & Lisaís story).
How to contact me
I can be reached by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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