Sunday, May 15, 2011

Trouble Down South and Other Stories - Katrina Parker Williams

Book Title:  Trouble Down South and Other Stories
Katrina Parker Williams teaches English composition and grammar at a community college. She is a Barton College graduate with a B.S. in Communications and a Masters of Education in English from East Carolina University.  She is also the author of a fictional novel titled Liquor House Music.   Her works have appeared in Charlotte Viewpoint, Muscadine Lines, Usadeepsouth, and on the Wilson Community College websiteHer writings have recently been published at The Saints’ Placenta, All Things Girl, Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Pens on Fire, and Muscadine Lines. 
Enslavement, murder, abuse, illness: there’s real trouble for the characters in Trouble Down South and Other Stories. The short stories take the reader on a journey to the past through a collection of interestingly crafted pieces of flawed humanness, social injustice, and redemption, and even humor.

The short story collection of historical fiction chronicles events spanning more than 150 years and addresses a wide range of experiences from African-American perspectives. The stories are set in the South amid a changing landscape in which the characters are forced to wrestle with the social issues surrounding Native Americans, slavery, racism, Prohibition, World War I, the Korean War, Civil Rights, the Vietnam War, health, religion, mental illness, and education.
Q: What will e-readers like about your book?  I think they will like the easy and quick read of the short stories as well as the historical nature of many of the stories.

Q: Why did you go indie?  I wanted to self-publish my book so that I could be in control of the entire publishing experience, and I wanted to see my book in print the way I envisioned it. 

Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?  Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Maya Angelou, Ernest Gaines
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