On yesterday, March 21, 2015, I had a one in a life time experience. I was
the Program Guide for the 90 year old A. C. McKenzie, a World War 11 Purple
Heart Veteran's celebration, held in the Eagle Ridge Conference Room, Hinds
Community College, Raymond, MS. His family, friends, church family and the
United States Army gave Veteran McKenzie a celebration to be forever
remembered. Besides the Purple Heart, Mr. McKenzie received about a
half-dozen other awards from the Army.
Another highlight came for me when I was asked to read a congratulatory
communication from the White House signed by the Honorable President Obama
and First-Lady Michelle Obama. That day I shall always treasure.
Living in a Danger Zone Essay
The essay is forthcoming in the fall of 2015 and will appear in Tales of Our Lives, Matilda Butler, Editor, Milbridge, ME, Knowledge Access Books.
Settlers' Day Presentation
J, Moffett Walker spoke at the Clinton Visitor Center, Clinton, Mississippi, on Saturday, September 27, 2014. The center hosted "Settlers' Day." She was asked to do a reading. She chose to write a poem,
"The Natchez Trace, An All-American Road.
The affair was well attended, about five hundred or more. The audience seemed to have enjoyed her poem where she gave a colorful history of the Natchez Trace. The Natchez Trace is a federal highway that runs through Clinton.The 444 mile all-American Road stretches from Nashville to Natchez.
Not only that, the audience was anticipating her to read her original poem. She had received publicity about her presentation in the Clinton Courier, the city's newspaper. And, the week following her presentation, The local newspaper ran two pages of the affair activities including a color picture of J. Moffett Walker reading her poem. Additional information and pictures can be viewed at www.theclintoncourier.net.
Order "Earth Angel" Now
I am pleased to announce that Earth Angel is now available at InTheBookstand.com, which features books by today's best indie authors, in the Fiction/Drama section.
"One-Hundred and Twenty Acres, Not Forty-Acres and a Mule"
Boston University's Acting Dean for Faculty Research and Development & Director of Interdisciplinary Center and Learning, Megan Sullivan, recently informed J. Moffett Walker that her essay " One-Hundred and Twenty Acres, Not Forty-Acres and a Mule" was accepted for publication in the institution's summer edition of Impact Magazine.The retired teacher/counselor and author was pleased to learned that her essay was accepted. After the summer edition is published more information will given as to how to locate the magazine.
Book Signing in Winnesboro, Louisiana
J. Moffett Walker had a book signing in Winnesboro, Louisiana, on February 28, 2014. She enjoyed the hospitality of the members and the Winnesboro community at their Twenty-Sixth Award Black History Heritage Banquet. This was her second book signing there.
Daybreak in Mississippi
Walker is still busy working on her memoir, Daybreak in Mississippi, and co-writing a biography, Fancy,
about the well known late Vicksburg, Mississippi, community activist and businessman.