Hi Waletta. Welcome to the Writers4Higher family!
1. Tell me about yourself. Your book(s), your life, your inspiration.
I was born in Bossier City, Louisiana and received my undergraduate degree from Texas College in Business Administration and earned a graduate degree in Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma. I’m an established professional in the Human Resources Department at Florida A&M University, where I have been employed for the last ten years. Before joining the staff at Florida A & M University in Tallahassee, Florida, I worked for 12 years as a higher education counselor for the military while traveling with my husband before he retired from the Marine Corps after 20 years of service. The breadth of my personal and professional experiences have contributed enormously to my writings. A rich slice of American life is brought to light in my debut novel, , as it moves the reader through the full range of emotions – joy, pain, laughter, tears, and triumph! I am grateful that More Than Sisters was recently ranked among the top 100-rated African American Christian Fiction, Kindle Edition.
I have been married for 30 years to now retired Marine, Donald Michael Dunn. I am the proud mother of two young, adult children, Michael Stewart Dunn and daughter, Ashley Elaine Dunn.
I was originally interested in journalism until I took my first accounting class in college, which catapulted my career in a different direction. However, inspired by my award-winning sister, screen and play playwriter, Judi Ann Mason (“Sister Act II; Back In The Habit,” ”A Different World," "I'll Fly Away"), I never lost my love and passion of writing.
Set in Bossier City, Louisiana, More Than Sisters, is the story of three siblings, twenty-year-old Olivia, eight-year-old Gayle, and eighteen-month-old Dani. Olivia promises her dying mother that she will help her father care for the two younger siblings. Years pass and their father dies of a sudden heart attack. A series of unexpected occurrences draws the sisters into adverse situations and they struggle with a dark secret that could drive the family apart and test their faith in God
My second novel, Faithful Father, will be available on Amazon October 15, 2016, It begins when a new girl, Danielle Ferguson, comes to the Texas College campus, her sudden arrival piques the interest of Edison Hamilton, a handsome member of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.
Even as he begins to fall in love, Edison seems determined to guard his heart. He struggles with the pain of abandonment … a pain that has haunted him since his father deserted him and his mother years ago.
Despite his reservations, Edison slowly lets down his guard. Within months, he marries Danielle and enlists in the United States Marine Corps.
With the love and support of his wife, Edison draws closer to God and is determined to live a righteous life. After years of no contact, Edison unexpectedly receives a letter from his estranged father asking for help. Now he finds himself at a crossroad between the man he used to be and the man he's becoming.
The Marines transformed him into a new man.
Faith transformed him into a new creation.
When the new man meets the new creation, will forgiveness be the bridge that reconciles his past to his future?
2. Where do you see your writing taking you in the future?
I pray that my writing will take me beyond my wildest imagination. I hope to write many more novels that bring hope, faith and love into the lives of my readers.
3. How do you use your talents/time to help others?
I write stories that make a difference in the lives people. I want to share my experiences in ways that will benefit hurting people so they will see there is always a way out and that there is always hope.
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More Than Sisters is available at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B013X0TKOU
Faithful Father will be available October 15, 2016
Waletta Dunn, Author
Thank you, Waletta! Best to you and your writing.
Rhett DeVane, author and blogmaster