Black Women Tell Tales
Gladys Unimuke WilburnGladys wilburn
Has been quilting, drawing and telling her Folk -Art Stories for twenty years. This year she appeared at the Crocker- Capital Storytelling event. Her “Harlem Hill Chronicles”, available on lulu.com, takes place during Jim Crow Segregation Era in Fort Worth, Texas. The stories are woven with dreams of youthful confidence, guarded in the hopes of family love and fortified in the eyes of cultural history. “The Elephant Champion”, this year’s short story, will be published by the Northern California Publishers and Authors, in Dec.
MS Wilburn is a retired councilor of abused children.She lives in South Sacramento.
L.M. RANDOLPHL.M. Randolph
Lisa M. Randolph an aspiring children’s book writer, goes by the pen name, L.M. Randolph. Her first action-adventure series The Wildlife Divas Adventure Team and short story Raju the Crying Elephant,tackles the subject of Wildlife Conservation and Endangered Species. Her real-life adventures have taken her to four of seven continents of the world. Her fascinating hobby of ‘Rock Hunting’ for semi-precious stones has sent her exploring mountains reaching heights up to 8000 feet, to valley floors of ancient seabed’s hunting for trilobite fossils. Don’t be surprised when meeting her to find pockets filled with an interesting array of rocks, crystals and gemstones. She resides in Elk Grove, California with two small rescue dogs, Rose (a terrier-mix) and Petal (a teacup chihuahua) and admits to being their emotional support human. They’ve inspired her upcoming children’s book series, The Adventures of an Ugly Dog in a Tutu’.
Angelina WoodberryAngelina Woodberry
Angelina (A-Jae) Woodberry is a Bay area born storyteller that draws upon the experience of life to colour her fiction. The award winning author has published short stories, poems, academic and personal reflective essays in several literary journals over the past two decades. A children’s play she wrote was performed by a local theater company. She has also served as editor on various educational texts. Recently her essays have been published in two regional anthologies. She currently holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Clark Atlanta University in Mass Media Arts with an emphasis in Film. She is also an active member of the Romance Writers of America. Her first novel, Son of a Preacher Man, is due to debut in the spring of 2020. A licensed minister of the Christian Gospel, she is very active with her local church. She worked for seven years as an advocate in the mental health system. She lives with bipolar disorder and strives to be a support for her peers. A-Jae lives in Sacramento with her husband and two teenage children. For more information: website: www.ajaewoodbery.com, twitter: @jaewoodberry, facebook and instagram: #ajaewoodberry.Brenda Davis
Brenda Davis is a writer, director of plays, attorney, and businesswoman. Her creative works include poetic prose, pure poetry, science fiction, and now an action/adventure tale. She was born in New Orleans, LA and currently resides in Sacramento, CA.
Two Prose pieces based on Langston Hughes’ masterpiece- Let America Be America Again
Gena Barton- Let the World Begin
Todd Boyd- Dreamer