Connie Williams is a local author from North Carolina, and California, the second of eleven children. Her parents, the late Jones and Lillie Williams were in the upholstery business and "fixed" most of the furniture in the town including the school superintendent's. Williams attributes her creativity to her parents. A writer and author of two novels: Emily's Blues republished in 2016 which originally made front page news in the Union Observer with its first publication. It was because of Emily's Blues that she became a Writer in Residence at Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California. It tells the story of how a teenage divorcee, and mother of four children, goes from poverty to a professional. Green tells the story of a young girl growing up and witnessing history in a small town during the civil rights era. Williams offers the experience of growing up in the rural South and details a young girl's life witnessing firsthand episodes of KKK threats in her hometown as she searches for her own identity. Both books: Green and Emily's Blues are available at Barnes and Noble; Amazon Books; Get Textbooks.com and Good Reads.com. Emily's Blues is also available on Amazon Kindle.
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