Sunday, 24 April 2011

A special post featuring the author of Trouble Down South and Other Stories, Katrina Parker Williams

Title: Trouble Down South and Other Stories
Author: Katrina Parker Williams
Genre: Historical Fiction/Short Stories


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.

Links to buy book:

Author Bio:

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. Williams classifies herself as storyteller of tales. Her works have appeared in Charlotte Viewpoint, Muscadine Lines, Usadeepsouth, and the Wilson Literary Review. Her writings have recently been published at The Saints’ Placenta, All Things Girl, Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Pens on Fire, and Muscadine Lines. A short story was recently published in the Patchwork Path anthology.

Any giveaway? If so, please give details:
Giving away 5 copies of Trouble Down South and Other Stories on Goodreads from April 20 - April 30. The link is


What inspired you to become a writer?
I always liked to write when I was in high school but didn't do anything with my writing until years later. After reading works by writers such as Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, Ernest Gaines, and Terry McMillan, whose stories I could relate to, I wanted to write the stories I had to tell just like they did.

Why should people read your book?
My short stories are a quick read, and readers may learn something interesting about living in the South.

Can you relate to any of the characters and why?
Ms. Pimmelly is loosely based on me. The city she describes in "Ms. Pimmelly's City" is the city in which I work.

Tell your readers something personal about you?
I am a community college instructor who teaches English grammar and composition. When I am not drilling the rules of grammar into my students' heads, I write fiction. They actually inspire some of my fiction.

How can one contact you?
Facebook--Like me on Facebook
Blog-- Follow my blog


Anonymous said...

Hi Kelvin, thanks for allowing me to guest post on your site.

LisaAnn said...

Nice to meet you, Kelvin! I wandered over from GoodReads, and I look forward to exploring your site! :)

Kelvin O'Ralph said...

You're welcome K. P.

Kelvin O'Ralph said...

Thank you Lisa. Do you have a blog as well. So i can return the favour

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