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About The Author


The Author

With a keen pen and a spirit full of stories, Lauren Wilson is a weaver of words that echo the lived experiences of African-American men and women. Her collection of short stories captures the vibrant rhythms and diverse narratives within the community, crafted not only from observation but from the depths of her own life.

A self-proclaimed bibliophile and avid writer, Lauren revels in the pages of the old and new alike—finding solace and enlightenment between the lines. When not conjuring up new tales, she dedicates her time to adorning a dollhouse with intricate designs or immersing herself in black history research, honoring the roots that ground her.

Her creativity spills over into weekends spent in the Poconos alongside her husband, where nature’s stillness speaks to her Muse—the bipolar mania that fuels her writing with a raw, kinetic energy. Blogs, for her, are instruments of truth, framed with passion and unwavering determination to challenge perceptions, share insights, and engage in meaningful dialogue.

Lauren brings to her writing the dichotomy of being a black, baby boomer woman with a love affair for technology—a pioneering spirit shaped within the crossroads of history, social change, and bold self-expression. Oversized, outspoken, and unapologetically liberal, she stands for what she believes but listens intently to the whispers of different views.

Influenced by the likes of J. California Cooper, Gloria Naylor, and Pearl Cleage, she crafts narratives that are both intimate and resonant. Warm with wisdom gleaned from diverse life chapters, Lauren’s voice is a beacon that shines, reflecting a deep passion for knowledge and a desire to foster understanding and connection through the timeless art of storytelling.

Some of my Favorite Books

  • Octavia Butler-Xenogenesis Trilogy & Kindred
  • Gloria Naylor-Mama Day & Women of Brewster Place
  • Ernest Gaines – A Lesson Before Dying & A Gathering of Old Men
  • Pearl Cleage – What Looks like Crazy on an Ordinary Day
  • Chester Himes –If He Hollers Let Him Go
  • Zora Neale Hurston – Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • Terry McMillan –Waiting to Exhale
  • Anthology of Afro-American Literature –Black Voices
  • Anthology of Short Stories –The New Negro

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