JANICE WARD PARRISH, author, "The Sweet Shade of the Chinaberry Tree" w/ Mary Glenney, Women's Show08/19/06
Janice Ward Parrish spent summers in Tuskegee, AL as a young person. She has written an excellent novel, "The Sweet Shade of the Chinaberry Tree" based somewhat on the experience of her aunt and uncle and cousin. It involves the first integration of schools in Alabama and an interracial love affair. It is also her attempt to deal with some of the early issues in her life -- and to deal with her own built-in prejudices. She also talked about the difficulties of overcoming prejudice in our own lives.
Janice is a Florida writer who lives in Boca Raton and spends part of the year teaching skiing in Colorado.