Reading at Harriet Hancock Community Center

Hey, what a great time Teresa and I had doing a reading and book signing for I’ll Call It Like I See It: A Lesbian Speaks Out on Sunday, December 2nd!  Had  a wonderful group of GLBT folks who laughed at the appropriate moments so always a good sign…wish all of our cyberspace friends from around the country and world could’ve been with us!


The Center has a Potluck luncheon the first Sunday of every month


It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon so we ate and talked outside


No need to bring flowers – beautiful ones already there


Book signing table with book posters for all three books

Thanks to Harriet Hancock and her daughter Jennifer Tague and Lester Frantzen for inviting us and making us feel so welcome and thanks to all who purchased books!

I’d love to come to your home for a house party or your book club or other venues for speaking and book signings…please send me an email at

About Sheila Morris

Sheila Morris is a personal historian, essayist with humorist tendencies, lesbian activist, truth seeker and speaker in the tradition of other female Texas storytellers including her paternal grandmother. In December, 2017, the University of South Carolina Press published her collection of first-person accounts of a few of the people primarily responsible for the development of LGBTQ organizations in South Carolina. Southern Perspectives on the Queer Movement: Committed to Home will resonate with everyone interested in LGBTQ history in the South during the tumultuous times from the AIDS pandemic to marriage equality. She has published five nonfiction books including two memoirs, an essay compilation and two collections of her favorite blogs from I'll Call It Like I See It. Her first book, Deep in the Heart: A Memoir of Love and Longing received a Golden Crown Literary Society Award in 2008. Her writings have been included in various anthologies - most recently the 2017 Saints and Sinners Literary Magazine. Her latest book, Four Ticket Ride, was released in January, 2019. She is a displaced Texan living in South Carolina with her wife Teresa Williams and their dogs Spike, Charly and Carl. She is also Naynay to her two granddaughters Ella and Molly James who light up her life for real. Born in rural Grimes County, Texas in 1946 her Texas roots still run wide and deep.
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6 Responses to Reading at Harriet Hancock Community Center

  1. It’s good to see a sense of community. No matter what groups people are from, the community spirit is dying out 😦


  2. Anne Boring says:

    I’m glad things went well for you, Sheila. However, knowing you as I do, you would make them go well !!!! When are you going to do some in Montgomery???


    • Hi Anne,
      Thanks so much for the kind words! It was a good time, and Teresa introduced me so that was fun, too!! Her work schedule is demanding so we don’t get to do as many things together as we used to!!
      Probably won’t have a Texas reading until after the first of the year – I imagine you’ll be in Hawaii by then? Hope your visit is a good one!


  3. Linda Ketner says:

    Enjoying the heck outta your book … love the story about the colors from your porch and aging. The Dementia 2, etc. are hard and familiar. xoxoxo, L


    • Yes, some of this will be too fresh, I’m sure, but you know we walk together. The people will help one another. I love the Shades of Green, too – probably one of the better writing ones. So glad you like the book! Thanks for reading and all you’ve done to encourage me through the last seven years, my friend.


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