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Up and coming I don't know about that been writing since I was eleven, freelancing the last eight years and self employed for 15. I am in the process of Publishing my premier Novel "DIARY OF A BBW". I would say I am a Literary Entrepreneur! And a story teller...love to read and be read!


Background Information

I am the youngest child of a Baptist preacher and School teacher, wasn't a large leap to find a way to use all my inate and learned skills. I have been writing poetry since age eleven . And I did all the stereotypical things if you know you want to be a writer. I started writing for my High School newspaper straight thru college, taking Creative writing classes where-ever. I majored in Mass Communication's but found a love for Journalism and Writing for Radio,TV and Film...One day I will get to use all that I have prepared for.

My Mom and Dad kept books all around us growing up. As the last bird in the nest and a bit of a "precocious attitude" I was alone in my room  a lot with books.  I knew when I wrote my first poem about my Great Grandmother "Big Momma's Gone" it was essential to my spirit! Writing for me is like breathing, eating and drinking...I have to do it! I do it for free...But  thank God there are still people willilng to pay me to do what I love. I just hope to share that love with the masses! Maya Angelou, Gwendolyn Brooks, Margaret Walker were a few of my influences back in the day when I knew I could do nothing that didn't involve me writing and story telling... My contemporary favorites Omar Tyree, Walter Mosley, Mary Monroe, Ashan Hampton,  Bebe Moore Campbell, Pearl Cleage to name a few are the reason I will do this til I die!

Birth Place
Magnolia, AR Columbia
Accomplishments

Recepient of the William Bigley Broadcasting Scholarship 1982,President of the Society of Collegiate Journalist 1983-1984.Co-Founder of AIP (Actively Involved Persons) cultural and fine arts enrichment program, Columbia County, Arkansas.
Broadcasting mentor of the year 1996 The Genesis School,Volunteer of the Year 1996-1997 KCPT Public television .Host of the Parent Connection Show 1996-1997 Educational Cable TV Ewing Kauffman Foundation Grant

Additional Information

I have done freelance and some fun writing on some premier spots on the web and am a frequent BLOGGER. My Poetry Pseudonym MSLuciousB will lead you to a variety of places from Destee.Com to AMAG Awareness Magazine...Black Planet and Windows Live and Arcanovi Artist And Recording...feel free to stalk me!

Contact Information
Paper Chase Intitiative
3637 Agnes Avenue 
Kansas CIty MO 64128   USA
Contact Author: Rebecca J Shepherd
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Msbosslady2luciousb
My personal piece of the Planet happens to be BLACK! ...get ya vibe on!

Rebecca Shepherd
Shows where I pay the bills and how to acquire my company's services for commercial and techinical writing.

Diary of a BBW
Final edit! Not yet available for preview. You may request advance copies or reserve a copy a LuLu




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