Category Archives: Biography

Autobiography of Amos G. Gona

Well, I’ve finished another book. The Autobiography of Amos G. Gona: More Than Luck is the story of my husband’s life. He gave me his memories—unwillingly at first, saying there was nothing to tell. I knew there was. He claimed … Continue reading

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On March 1, 2011, the first harbinger of my fifteen minutes of fame as an author arrived. (Actually, it turned out to be more like fifteen nanoseconds of micro-fame. But fame is fame; don’t knock it.) On that date, I … Continue reading

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Dawn Breaks

My first book, Dawn of Desegregation, was officially published by the University of South Carolina Press on May 15, 2011. Note that I used the word “officially.” That’s because author’s copies arrived at my house on May 1. The manuscript … Continue reading

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