Yvonne J. Medley is a features writer and photographer, currently concentrating on the sequel to her debut novel, God in Wingtip Shoes (released April, 2012, Urban Books/Kensington), her upcoming novel, Jubi Stone: Saved by the Vine (the God in Wingtip Shoes prequel) and her screenplay, titled Journey to Nowhere. She has worked on staff at The Washington Times and freelanced for several publications, such as The Washington Post, People Magazine, Gospel Today Magazine, A Time to Love Magazine and other national and local publications. Medley garnered recognition for controversial pieces on racism and the church, and the psychology of sexually abusive clergy. Her work was cited in online encyclopedias and Wikipedia, and there have been several news stories printed about Medley as an author.
Medley travels the country, interviewing and writing about intriguing personalities as well as everyday heroes, proving that everyone has a riveting and beneficial story to tell. One only needs to make a quality effort to unearth it.
She conducts her Life Journeys Writing Workshops, designed to empower and encourage incarcerated men and women as well as youth and adults, and fellow writers within the general population. Some of these workshops have been supported by the Maryland Humanities Council’s One Maryland: One Book program. Medley is the founder of The Life Journeys Writers Club, serving writers in Southern Maryland and beyond. She also teaches ESL (English as a Second Language) and ABE (Adult Basic Education) adult learners. Medley is a Point of Change Jail & Street Ministry, Inc. volunteer, dedicated to uplift and impact the lives of incarcerated men and women, their families, and provide aftercare support and life skills training.
Medley conducted Life Journeys Writing Workshops for The Maryland Writers’ Association’s 22nd Annual Writers’ Conference, the State of Maryland’s Big Read, featuring Ray Bradbury’s science fiction masterpiece Fahrenheit 451 (sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts), and The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History & Culture as well as for various educational programs and churches.
Medley’s other offerings include: The Prison Plumb Line, a novella; and her Novel-Lattes titled, The Number Hole and The Counselors. Medley is a wife and mother of four, and lives in Southern Maryland.
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The Prison Plumb Line
The Prison Plumb Line, a novella, is based on the incarceration journeys of five gifted women, and their revelation. It packs a lasting punch! It's a quick read that provides a safe place to have serious conversations about relationships, perseverance, and redemption.
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