This week’s Fiction Friday recommendation is University of Tampa graduate Connie May Fowler.
Her third book, Before Women Had Wings, was made into a TV movie produced by and starring Oprah Winfrey in 1997.
Connie graduated from UT in 1982. She published her first book Sugar Cage in 1992. Her work is often set in Florida, and Before Women Had Wings takes place in Tampa. Her most recent book How Clarissa Burden Learned to Fly was published in 2010.
This year she gave a talk to UT’s inaugural MFA Creative Writing class.
In addition to being a successful novelist Connie also works closely with organizations that help abused women as well as teaching (online) for the Afghan Women’s Writing Project.
How Clarissa Burden Learned to Fly by Connie May Fowler
Call Number: PS3556.O8265 H69 2010
Status: On shelf