Saturday, May 26, 2007
Another Deaf Author Discovered--Connie Briscoe
A couple of weeks ago, during a search for authors who are deaf or hard of hearing, I stumbled upon Connie Briscoe. In the mid 1990's, Connie rocketed to the bestseller list with her first novel, Sisters and Lovers. Connie is deaf and the former editor of the American Annals of the Deaf.
You can read more about Connie in a Gallaudet interview and in Jamie Burke's interview.
Connie's newest book is Jewels, a collection of fifty stories about African American women over the age of fifty. Connie includes her own personal story in this book. I plan to order this photographic book using the gift certificates that I've earned from My Points--Earn Rewards at MyPoints.
Yesterday, I headed over the library and found two of her books: P. G. County and Can't Get Enough.
I'm on chapter three of P.G. County and fascinated by the way Connie introduces characters. I have a feeling I'm going to like her books. On page seven, they've already gotten into some hot, steamy action.
I'm off to read more.