“Look what I just found at Strand Bookstore in NYC…”
One of the contributors to Southern Perspectives, Pat Patterson a/k/a Patti O’Furniture, texted this to me yesterday afternoon…followed by “proudly asked the clerk at Strand for your book and then showed her my contribution”
Hello – first, thanks so much to Pat for the text and second, I encourage everyone to look for our book in bookstores around the country and shoot me a text when you find.
I love to think that people in New York City(and other areas) are reading about our part in the movement.
What a lovely gift idea for celebrating Women’s History Month, too!
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.
I’m SO proud of you!! Man, I miss bookstores. I miss turning pages and the smells of a bookstore. If I win powerball, I’m buying a bookstore. And all the classics will be free and your books will be in the front window.
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I miss bookstores, too!! Pretty owned a feminist bookstore in the 1990s and I still miss that store. When you win powerball and buy your bookstore, Pretty can work for you!!
Thank you, as always, for your thoughtful comments!!
WE NEVER KNOW WHAT THE NEXT DAY IS GOING TO BRING SHEILA, CHINA
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Good point, China. We just keep rolling.