Mothers and Other Creatures: a bioStories Anthology

I am pleased to tell you that one of my posts on this blog from several years ago, The Photo Finish, has been included in a new collection of diverse stories about the complex relationships we all have with our mothers.


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Mothers and Other Creatures: a bioStories Anthology

I just got my copies today and encourage you to treat yourself to a good book – click the bioStories link on my Blogroll to order or available on Amazon, too, in both e-book and paperback formats.

March was the birthday month for my two mothers, Selma and Willie, and this story is my gift to honor their memories.

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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9 Responses to Mothers and Other Creatures: a bioStories Anthology

  1. Lisa L. Martin says:

    The Photo Finish is my favorite thing that you have written. lm

    Liked by 1 person

    • Well, well Lisa M. – I have to say I really appreciate your saying that! You lived through The Photo Finish with me and I will never forget all you did for me during that time in my life – and neither will Red and Spike. I couldn’t have dreamed up a neighbor and friend any better if I’ve tried. You, my friend, are a treasure.


  2. boblamb says:

    Well, how about that! Congratulations.


  3. Very proud for you, congratulations!


  4. Pingback: Mothers and Other Creatures: a bioStories Anthology | I'll Call It Like I See It

  5. Linda says:

    WAY TO GO!!! And happy birthday Selma and Willie!!!

    Liked by 1 person

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