Her writing career started in the third grade when she had to stay home from school due to a fever. In her boredom, she asked her dad what she should do.
“Write a poem,” he said.
And so she did.
Edwina wrote poems and short stories throughout her school years. After graduating college, she worked as a missionary, married, and started a family. Toward the end of nineteen years of homeschooling their four children, her desire to write returned. Not only did she fine tune her craft, she fell in love with editing and worked as a content editor with Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas (LPC). In the spring of 2018, they appointed her as Managing Editor for Harambee Press (HP), its new ethnic voices imprint.
“I am excited to spearhead this effort of bringing more ethnic voices into print. We are looking for writers who want to express the diversity of their culture and who have stories and life lessons for or about people of color.” For more information visit: Harambee Press Submissions.
She served on the Word Weavers Orlando Leadership Team for over ten years—two of those as president—and now is a part of the Word Weavers International Advisory Committee.
This fall, she will attend a weeklong writing workshop in Long Island, NY. Out of thousands of submissions, she was selected along with eleven other winners. She is a winner of the Guidepost Writers Workshop Contest.
“If my high school teacher could see me now.” She laughs. “I was the one in the class the teacher said should always carry a dictionary. One day, I’ll hold a printed copy of my manuscript, and as a managing editor, I dream of holding many books by ethnic writers.”
Edwina is a lover of quotes, and when given the difficult task of finding one, she chose one by Paul Washer. “I have given Christ countless reasons not to love me. None of them changed his mind.”
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I have always desired to write for God. I am now 69, so I guess my time is running out. How do I know what an if God wants me to write.
Servant of God
Thanks to all of you for reading and for your comments. Blessings, Starr.
Thank you Lydia for your encouraging words. Feel free to borrow the quote. 😊
What awesome accomplishments! I especially appreciated the quote you shared. I may borrow it myself. Thank you for your work to have ethnic authors contributing to serious bodies of work. Well done!
So excited about where God is taking me! Thanks again Starr for allowing me to share my story.
Thank you for allowing me to feature you. You’re an inspiration to many. May God continue to bless you on your writing journey.
Edwina, so happy to read this. I have loved watching your journey and occasionally interacting. May God continue to surprise you with the opportunities He will give you, the lives He will touch through you.
I always knew were destined for great things. Congratulations and good luck to you in your future endeavors