Monday, November 27, 2006

Bebe Moore Campbell.

Just read that bestselling author Bebe Moore Campbell has died. (NY Times article).

She wrote many novels that I've enjoyed, such as Brothers and Sisters, 72-Hour Hold, Your Blues Ain't Like Mine, and others.

I got to meet Bebe Moore Campbell once, very briefly, during the West Hollywood Book Fair in Fall 2005. Very classy, intelligent, a great speaker, and someone I looked up to as a writer.

She's in that class of black writers from the early-to-mid 1990s, such as Terry McMillan, E. Lynn Harris, Eric Jerome Dickey, Connie Briscoe, who inspired and made me believe pursuing a literary career was possible.

Definitely made an impact.

1 comment:

princessdominique said...

She inspired me as well Frederick. I'm working on obtaining a copy of 72 Hour Hold.