Chicago, Illinois, United States
Home page: http://tribaldaughter.tripod.com/
“I love to express myself through my writing because to me words are a powerful thing. Poetry tends to dig down into a person’s soul and hopefully through my verses that I leave the reader with a smile or a rouse in emotion”
Kwame Lynn McDonald was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, the daughter of Myrtis Brown, a community activist and Chicago Public School teacher for over 38 years(ret.) where her mother’s dedication and importance of education, love and closeness of family and God and her African heritage was passed on to her. Her writing was further mentored at Kenwood Academy, under the direction of Ms. Deborah Levinsion and Mr. Spaulding. Although in her college years her focus turned to the sciences, she still continued to write as a hobby, and in 1998 began the research for the first of three novels (in progress) entitled Winter’s Marriage a historical romance novel set in early 1900’s Scotland, even while she tackled one of her great loves, motherhood. Recently Kwame joined the Erotic Writers Association(ERWA) as well as starting a chapter of the Romance Writers of America(RWA) for the Chicago area, concentrating on minority women writers.
Currently, you can find Kwame mentoring and helping graduate students as her role as an Advisor at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.
Kwame resides in the Hyde Park/Woodlawn neighborhood with her husband Robert Pitts, who works at the Goodman Theatre and her two beloved children Israel and Arif.
Published writer: Yes