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TaRessa Stovall

SWIRL GIRL: Coming of Race in the USA. Powerful New Memoir Reveals Surprising Truths About Identity. Living ‘And’ in a World of ‘Either / Or’.

A writer since age seven, TaRessa Stovall is a poet, playwright, blogger, and award-winning journalist. She has authored, co-authored, and co-edited several books including A Love Supreme: Real-Life Stories of Black Love (Time Warner); Proverbs for the People: African-American Literature (Kensington/Dafina); The Hot Spot: A Novel (BET/Harlequin); Other People’s Skin: Four Novellas Simon & Schuster/Atria); and My Blue Suede Shoes: Four Novellas (Atria Books/Simon & Schuster).

Check out her blog at A native of Seattle living in the ATL, she is the proud mother of a Millennial son and daughter, both multi-talented writers and creatives.

Her new memoir, SWIRL GIRL: Coming of Race in the USA is available at and on Amazon. Connect with her on Twitter and Instagram: @taressatalks.