Saturday, October 29, 2011

Regina's Granddaughters

Since I began this project in late 2005 I had always hoped to find Regina's only child, her daughter Regina Ann (pictured here). I have not been successful and her relatives in Los Angeles had lost touched with her as well. I was quite surprised to hear from not one but two of Regina's granddaughters in September 2011. Regina has four grandchildren: Kimberly, Robyn, Erica and Louis. Robyn remembered that after their grandfather died that the family moved to Mahopac, New York to take care of Regina. Kimberly called Regina "an incredible woman." So true.

The Book Manuscript

Today I finished revising the book manuscript, tentatively titled: Harlem Renaissance Librarian: The Biography of Regina Anderson Andrews. Last year I sent book proposals to several publishers, one publisher sent the entire manuscript to two readers who provided the excellent feedback that I used for the revisions. The manuscript will go out for another round of reviews and we'll see what happens after that.