Sylvia Dickey Smith
Sylvia's childhood came during a maelstrom of social upheaval and change. She grew up in a makeshift housing addition appropriately called Riverside, built on swampland filled in with sand. She grew up in the 40's and 50's in the southeast Texas town of Orange, the last "get off" of I-10 before Louisiana. During that period women were first "Rosie the riveters," and then, after the war, sent back home to stay bare of feet and pregnant. Feminism flourished in some parts of the country, but not in Orange, Texas. Not in her home.
Her love of story was born listening to her father recall more...
Read My Blog,
A War Of Her Own
Dance On His Grave
Deadly Sins - Deadly Secrets, Nov. 1, 2007
The Story That Must Be Told: True Tales of Transformation
Texas Word Wranglers, Giddings, Texas
Corpus Beat Literary and Book Festival