Hello everyone! Welcome to another author spotlight! These will be posts where I discuss and showcase, predominantly women and people of color, their writing talents and published works. So without further ado let’s get on with the Author Spotlight!
Meet the Author!
Taetrece Harrison happily lives in New Orleans, Louisiana, she fights for justice by day as an attorney and by night she puts on her author or poetry hat depending on her mood. When she isn’t writing, Taetrece enjoys going to the famous New Orleans’ second-line events, attending a festival or listening to live local bands.
What and when started your love for writing?
I have always been more of a reader than a writer. While in law school, I had an opportunity to write but it was more centered on legal premises. However, the last two years, my writing started as an expressive process that I enjoyed more than reading.
Of all of the book genres, what drew you to write about yours?
Narrative Nonfiction is my genre. I like writing about real people and events.
If you could meet your favorite author who would it be and why?
Maya Angelou, she was such an amazing writer and excellent mentor. My question to Ms. Angelou, would be -What things she thought about when she was silent for 5 years as a child?
How does being Black impact how and what you write?
As a black writer, I find that being passionate provides a perfect way to tell a story. The everyday challenges of just being black, allows me to write purposeful in offering bold and creative stories that cause readers to want more.
What makes your book(s) special?
My writing is based on visualization and energy. I am able envision my stories and then write based on those images. Also, energy helps me to focus and as the stories flow while writing. My book is special because it the stories are important My first book is about black females and how they are treated because of who they are or who they are perceived to be by others. The stories are mostly about racism and colorism which is impactful in the current climate. Writing about their stories allows readers an insight of the racial issues that professional black female must endure because of their skin color.
So…what are you working on now?
I am working on book 2 and 3. Book 2 is about corrupt judges and Book 3 is about New Orleans Politics.
Taetrece is a wonderful author and person! If you want to get in contact or connect with Taetrece you can follow her on:
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