Author Archive

The Ballad of Monica Paul

April 16, 2011

By TaRessa Stovall, author of My Blue Suede Shoes  (This blog first appeared in Lit Fest Magazine)   Author and Nazi Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel famously said that, “The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.”  How does domestic violence relate to that definition? Three sister-authors and I explored that question in the stories […]

Home is where the violence is

March 24, 2011

  The March issue of B.L.A.C. (Black Life, Arts & Culture) Magazine offers a review of My Blue Suede Shoes. “My Blue Suede Shoes might sound like it’s about fashion,” writes reviewer Kalyn Risker, “but this book tackles quite a different topic. It is a collection of four novellas that explore family violence. In each, the introduction […]

TaRessa Stovall Addresses Domestic Violence on Internet Radio

March 22, 2011

Host Name: Empress Chi, the visionary,architect, and sole founder of the historic 1997 Million Woman March Show Name: “NU Day Resurrection and Liberation” Date / Length: 3/19/2011 10:30 PM – 1 hr 48 min EXCERPT FROM AN INTERVIEW WITH TARESSA STOVALL, Co-AUTHOR OF “My Blue Suede Shoes” Empress Chi – What inspired you to write […]


March 11, 2011

(This story first appeared in the West Bloomfield Beacon -MI)ERIC CZARNIK C & G Staff Writer  Published: March 2, 2011 To Desiree Cooper, a pair of blue suede shoes means more than fancy footwear or rock ‘n’ roll. The West Bloomfield author and former Detroit Free Press columnist joins three other female authors in releasing their fictional anthology […]