Alumni authors span several genres

Julie Davidson (B.A. Communication Arts, ’90) took her insightful and quirky sense of humor from airwaves to pages with the February 2017 publication of her first book, “From Conception to Confusion.”

See Davidson discuss “From Conception to Confusion” in a segment on “The Morning Blend.”

Dr. Cheryl Willis (M.A. Reading and Language Arts, ’75) published “Tappin’ at the Apollo: The African American Female Tap Dance Duo Salt and Pepper.”

In the text, Willis shares the duo’s experiences in show business during the Big Band Era of the 1940s.

Milton Thompson (M.S. Educational Leadership, ’97) shares his personal experiences and struggles with racial issues in “The Only One in the Room.”

“It is my sincere hope that this book can help [people] to understand why there are still issues about race in the lives of people across our country,” said Thompson on his blog.

Kimberla Lawson Roby (B.S. Business Administration, ’93) published her 25th novel, "Sin of a Woman," in June 2017.

In 2013, Roby received an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work in Fiction. The same year, she was featured on the cover of Writer’s Digest, a publication featuring writers of all genres.

Read more about Roby’s Stritch experience in a 2014 Alumni Spotlight.

John E. Baker, Jr. (M.B.A., ’12) published “Conceptual Management: How to Convert Life Experiences to Effective Management Techniques” in October 2016.

In the text, Baker provides expertise on management skills, focusing on the development of skills from an early age.

Janette Braverman (M.S. Management, ’09) shares leadership strategies for business and ministry in her new book, “10 Reasons Communication Brings Transformation: Unleash Your Greatness.”

Braverman visited Stritch in spring 2017 as the featured guest in the University’s Mission-Driven Leaders Speaker Series.

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