A native of Bluefield, West Virginia, Lawson Brooks migrated to Washington in 1974. Lawson received his B.A. Degree in Political Science at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia and his M.A. in Political Science at The American University in Washington, DC. Lawson also studied at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of Maryland- College Park. Since that time, Lawson has worked in various professional capacities in political, non-profit and corporate environments. Brooks explodes onto the literary scene with a suspenseful and smartly paced mystery with his book From the Waist Up. Currently, Lawson works as an independent Consultant and Writer.
Native Washingtonian and first time author, Ms. Kim Frazier, captures the spirit and soul of D.C. Hand Dance, in her book
D.C. Hand Dance-Capitol City Swing.
This is a first of its kind literary work, solely dedicated to a discussion and exploration of Washington D.C.'s popular partner dance style and cultural art form; D.C. Hand Dance. It can be found as reference material in your local libraries and in the Library of Congress.
Ms. Frazier uses research, anecdotes, interviews, poetry, trivia, vignettes and pictures to depict and portray the "official dance of Washington D.C. "
This book has something for everyone, hand dancers and non-hand dancers alike. It covers such specific topics as hand dance history, basic dance steps and techniques, the benefits of hand dancing, the different dance philosophies, love and romance, manners and etiquette, competitive hand dancing and a description and exploration of Washington D.C.'s hand dance inner circle.
D.C. Hand Dance-Capitol City Swing takes the reader on a trip down memory lane with a stopover at new millennium square. It has a lot of old school flavor and new school attitude. It's a must read for any and everyone who's ever jumped to the beat, kicked up their heels or spun on a dime.
Felecia Karen Scott
Felecia Karen Scott discovered her love for poetry in 1984 when her sister asked her to recite William Blake's The Lamb in one her elementary school's talent shows. It was not until 1988 when in Mrs. Miller Creative Writing class that she decided that writing poetry was equally as entertaining as reading and reciting. So Scott decided to use poetry as part of her journal writing. Life is what inspires her to write. Many of her poems are centered around God, family, friends, personal life lessons that have directly and indirectly affected her outlook on life. Poetry for Scott has served as a positive outlet as well as vehicle for healing.
Scott has shared many of her poems with family, friends, co-workers, couriers, and at various poetry venues. One of her dreams is to use her poetry to assist with healing the brokenhearted along with continuing to use it for own personal creative arts therapy. Poems in this collection will indirectly introduce you to Felecia Karen Scott. She firmly believes that pearls should not be cast among swine but keeping what the Creator has given her to herself is an injustice. Hopefully, The LP Collection: Lessons and Praise will prompt readers to search themselves and perhaps write their own poems. Felecia Karen Scott resides in Washington, DC.