Sharing a Post by Author Ellen Morris Prewitt
I haven’t blogged in a while, and today I spent some time thinking about why. Sure, I’ve been busy with pre-marketing for my new novel. And catching up on doctor appointments I put off until after I got both vaccine shots. But I think the main reason is that I’m not sure what I have to say right now. I’m not a political person, so I rarely write political posts. And I’ve done lots of blogging about my faith as a convert to Orthodox Christianity. But what’s been foremost in my mind lately that I’m not writing about?
Of course my new novel JOHN AND MARY MARGARET, which releases July 8, addresses issues of race explicitly. But with this book I use fiction as a vehicle to share my feelings about racial injustice, rather than writing about it in a nonfiction book or essay. Partly because I feel so inadequate to address these issues directly. I did do one blog post in February, during Black History Month, in which I talked about my “awakening” and how certain books are helping me.
So, today I read something that I want to share with you. It’s a post by a dear friend and fellow author (and former Memphian) Ellen Morris Prewitt. Please take a few minutes to hop over to her blog and read this post: “Do You Know Your Patterns of Racism?”
All in the Family
The dedication page of JOHN AND MARY MARGARET reads:
For my granddaughters, Grace, Anna, Gabby, and Izzy.
May the world embrace you with love and kindness.