Lamont Tanksley, Sr

Biography

Lamont Tanksley Sr. is a retired military service member. He served overseas and at home during various conflicts as an enlisted and commissioned officer of the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Army from 1987 to 2009.
Lamont is a lifelong student of U.S. history, technology, and the behavioral sciences. He is a former instructor of Central Texas College and has degrees in Psychology, Criminal Justice, Marine Computer Systems and Electronic, and Natural Science.
He is a native of Detroit, MI now living in Bremerton, WA. He is an employee of the Department of Veterans Affairs Hospital in Seattle, WA, where he works with veterans suffering from PTSD.
Lamont has dreamed of writing stories with strong African-American characters since early childhood. His motivation to keep toiling with words has never waned. He put his dreams of writing on hold while serving his country and raising four beautiful children; two of mixed race. He is also a brother to fourteen brothers and sisters and an uncle, cousin, and nephew to countless loved family members.
Lamont is the winner of the 2014 Charlotte Press Revisionist (CPR) writer award in fiction. We are happy to help Lamont perform CPR on old characters and unknown stories. We encourage you to read these new versions and old versions of stories told.

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Smashwords Interview

How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Like many readers, I browse and see what i find interesting. Additionally, I take suggestions from friends, family, and fans.

As a writer, I can't limit my attention to one Genre, so I am a very eclectic reader. I find that the more I read, the better I write. And I really like supporting others by buying and reading their work.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story I wrote was in Junior High School. I had been winning a lot of speech contests as well as poetry contests. I also grew up in a family that told elaborate stories of the past or even in response to "how was your day." Somehow I imagined I had a fan base dieing for more from me. Eventually it all meshed and I began writing short stories about imagined adventures with family members and friends.

Over time I actually did have a fan base in the local neighborhood that waited with baited breath for the next notebook story I came out with and passed around.
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Where to find Lamont Tanksley, Sr online

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Where to buy in print


Books

Incidents in the Life of a Girl: The Unattainable Mulatto
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 84,140. Language: American English. Published: October 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
One might assume that Shades of Grey has submitted to 12 Years a Slave in this novel about faith, family, and the incidents of a young lesbian mulatto finding herself while seeking freedom. Filled with captivating characters and text, this book is not the tale your mother read. Revised from Harriet Jacobs' original 1861 autobiography, 'Incidents In The Life of A Slave Girl.'

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