My journey with writing began when I was approximately sixteen years of age. To that end, my first book was entitled, Black Butterfly: The Journey, the Victory. Initially, I did not publish the book because in the 1980s the content was viewed as too deep. In fact, a principal told me that the poetry that I wrote could be used in a discriminatory manner to block hiring or promotions. So, when the seed of fear was planted, I listened to the principal, and I didn’t publish the poetry until 2014. Today, I regret that decision because so many people have told me that my poetry is so authentic and relatable and that it could have really helped others back then. So, I share my story to encourage anyone out there who has stories in their soul to release them. Don’t wait for someone to validate your work. God will validate it! The literary art that dwells on the inside is not just for us. It is for others who are waiting for someone to articulate what they are trying to say or perhaps what they need to hear. To that end, Spillwords has published my signature poem, Black Butterfly on their beautifully crafted platform. It is from my book, Black Butterfly: The Journey, The Victory! https://spillwords.com/black-butterfly/ #Amazon
Black Butterfly Books will be featured on 6Foot3Radio.Org on June 5th, 7th, and 9th, 2021 at 3:00 PM EST. Phyllis Vaughan, a phenomenal radio personality, will host the event. Discussion will cover the origin of the Black Butterfly Series by Author Lorna Jackie Wilson. A spoken-word performance will be featured as well!. In addition, David N. Moore, Narrator/Voice Actor will contribute to the Black Butterfly Community Talk. Tune in to 6Foot3Radio.Org for this dynamic event on one of the aforementioned dates. You don’t want to miss it!
Why Should We Celebrate Black Authors During Black History Month? The voices of Black Storytellers have historically been excluded from mainstream media. By celebrating and supporting Black authors and publishers, we can enable more authentic storytelling that reflects Black experiences, identities, and voices!
Season’s Greetings! The holiday season is upon us and books make excellent gifts! This holiday season, Black Butterfly Books LLC offers free shipping on all paperbacks and many of the books will be offered at discount; this includes my best-sellers: Kingdom Cliques and Black Butterfly. Also, my children’s books are fun-filled with full-color, high-quality illustrations. Happy Holidays! To order, click here: Book Catalog
In 1977, siblings Tina, Michelle, and Leon Hilton live with their mother, Catherine, in Detroit. Although times are tough, Catherine does the best she can with the support of her mother-and in spite of the abuse she receives from her boyfriend, Victor. When eleven-year-old Michelle is accidentally injured, a caseworker from Child Protective Services (CPS) visits the family. Later, Victor’s drug stash is found in their house, and soon the three siblings are taken from their mother and placed into separate foster homes. Over the next several months, Michelle experiences a number of foster homes that lead her to question and challenge the lifestyle and sense of identity that she has experienced so far, significantly affecting her self-esteem, purpose, and well-being. Meanwhile, Catherine works to put her life back together and win back custody of her children. This is the story of a family dealing with physical and emotional abuse, substance addiction, and the foster care system as one girl grows to young adulthood in the face of unusual odds.