Faydra D. Fields


Faydra was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She started her higher education at Kentucky State University in Frankfort, KY, where she was a Whitney Young Honors Scholar and became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (Beta Zeta Chapter, 1989). She finished her time as an undergraduate at Howard University in Washington, DC, with a degree in African-American Studies (Magna Cum, 1995).

While at Howard University, two of her most memorable internships were with the Democratic National Committee and the Anti-Defamation League.

Faydra’s first job after college was with the National Captioning Institute in Vienna, VA, where she was a “live display captioner,” doing closed captioning for the hearing impaired. Interestingly enough, her supervisor was Mark Okrand, the person who created the Klingon language. Yes, it’s a full-fledged, legitimized language!

Faydra eventually moved back to Tulsa and taught eighth-grade American Studies for two years before joining the Army as an Information Systems Operation Analyst.

She finished her tour with the Army in 2006. Since then, she’s been a computer applications/web languages/social media trainer, web designer/developer, blogger, columnist for Examiner.com and author. She’s also currently an instructor at Northern Virginia Community College – Annandale Campus.

Faydra has been writing since she was about twelve years old, but she only started taking her writing seriously in the last few years. An eighth-grade reading teacher was so impressed with Faydra’s writing that she gave her a journal as a gift and told Faydra that she could make a living as a writer. All these years later, Faydra is heeding that advice and putting her writing talent to better use.

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Another Chance
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 11,530. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2012 by SolaPress fdfields@hdtrain.com. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
Robert "Bobby" Thennel is the youngest of four brothers. While his three brothers and father are police officers, Bobby has become more familiar with law enforcement from the other end of the spectrum. His drinking, drugging and thieving always puts him in contention with the rest of the family, especially his third brother, Gavin.
The Pride
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 50,640. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2011 by SolaPress fdfields@hdtrain.com. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Contemporary woman, Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
Four women have two things in common. They're all mothers, and the father of their children is the same man. On of the women convinces the other three that the four of them must pick up the slack where their children's father is unable.

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