Q is for Author Quote

On the 17th day of the A to Z Blog Challenge, the featured letter is “Q.” For today’s blog post I will quote author Toni Morrison. I saw her interviewed on “Charlie Rose,” my favorite interview program on PBS.

Ms. Morrison said there were three things she decided she could say when she reached the age of 84:

“No!          Shut up!           Get out!”

I don’t think I can wait 20 years to say any of those. At least not the first one.

Until my next blog post

I hope you have a good book to read. If you’re a writer, I hope you have quality writing time.


A Tribute to Toni Morrison

February 18, 2015, marks the 84th birthday of American novelist and professor, Toni Morrison. She made her way to the short list of top American authors in the 20th century when it was not easy for a person of color to break into the publishing industry.

I love this Toni Morrison quote: “If there’s a book you really want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”

Thank you, Mrs. Morrison, for blazing a trail for other writers of color and female writers of all colors!