Mother Wit

Anyone who knows me personally, understands that I have a phenomenal relationship with my mother.  Simply put, as I have stated before, she is the coolest woman on the planet. Especially now that she is rocking her short cut (she trimmed her locks after 30 plus years this summer). I've had the pleasure of reading Mother Wit: Stories of Mothers and Daughters by Angelia Vernon Menchan and Dera R. Williams, giving me insight on other types of mother-daughter pairings.  As a rule, I usually don't read collections or anthologies, but I must say I was pleasantly surprised.  These stories have all you could ask for drama, sweet sensibilities and strong writing.  Each story reminded me of how incredible the relational bond between mothers and daughters (biological or spiritual) can be...and I know from experience that bond can be some powerful stuff:-). 

Here is the synopsis: "Mother Wit explores the complicated relationships between mothers and daughters, stepmothers and stepdaughters and it encompasses the romantic and family relationships that bind, separate and bond them one to the other."

About the Authors

Angelia Vernon Menchan

Angelia Vernon Menchan is a wife, mother, mentor, writer, publisher, and child of God; whose goal is to reach as many as she can through the written word and do what God has asked of her, Mentor by Writing. Angelia resides in Jacksonville, Florida with her love of 32 years; Maurice Menchan. Mother Wit is her 10th book published through her company MAmm Productions since 2006. Visit her at or  

Dera R. Williams
Dera R. Williams lives, works and plays in the Oakland/Bay Area where she is employed at a local community college. Proud of her southern roots, she is the family historian and storyteller. As a writer she has contributed to several anthologies and journals, most recently, Go, Tell Michelle: African American Women Write to the New First Lady. Dera had also done academic writing for reference manuals. She is a book reviewer in print and online publications, and active in local literary events.

*Please Note: A Copy of Mother Wit was provided by the Authors for review purposes.

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