My Dear Readers,
I was voted author of the Year at Spillwords Press NYC (2020). I am deeply grateful to those of you who voted for me.
Thank you to you, and to the incredible team who runs Spillwords Press.
I am deeply humbled and honored by this recognition. However, I’ve never written for the purpose of receiving an award. I’ve always written to touch others’ souls. If this award will allow me to reach more people, I will certainly consider it a win. I was not taught to think “I.” I was taught the think “we.”
Without my students I am not a professor, and without my readers I am not an author. This award belongs to you as much as it belongs to me, and to those you have supported me in my journey in life until this point.
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