JAN 3—HAMPTON, VA—California author and poet, Terry a O’Neal, packed her bags amid the pandemic and traveled nearly 3000 miles to settle in Hampton Roads, Virginia. O’Neal is the author of a southern fiction novel, volumes of poetry, children’s stories, and several feature-length screenplays.
The California native said she needed a drastic change, and believed that Coastal Virginia, with all its rich history, will be the inspiration she needs to hammer out her next bestseller.
“It is my fondness for southern life, history, and historic monuments that inspires me. Hampton is the perfect atmosphere for writers.”
The author, who has been a published writer since 2000, was named among the most popular African American female writers of our time in a book entitled “Literary Divas: The Top 100+ Most Admired African American Women in Literature”-a list of women who’ve left a mark on the wider world through their writing.
It’s been nearly a decade since the success of her last novel, Sweet Lavender, a southern fiction story about a young girl growing up in a small Louisiana town in the 60s, whose world came crashing down from the betrayal and abandonment by her father.
O’Neal hopes that her upcoming novel, “Unloving”, will bring her even greater success than her last.
For more information, visit the author online at www.TerryaONeal.com