Tate, Eleanora E(laine)

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TATE, Eleanora E(laine)

TATE, Eleanora E(laine). American, b. 1948. Genres: Children's fiction, Young adult fiction, Civil liberties/Human rights, Writing/Journalism, Biography. Career: Iowa Bystander, West Des Moines, news editor, 1966- 68; Des Moines Register and Des Moines Tribune, IA, staff writer, 1968-76; Jackson Sun, TN, staff writer, 1976-77; Kreative Koncepts, Inc., Myrtle Beach, SC, writer and researcher, 1979-81; Positive Images, Inc., Myrtle Beach, president and co-owner, 1983-93; Tate & Associates, Morehead City, NC, media consultant, 1993-99. Contributor to black history and culture workshops in Des Moines, IA, 1968-76; poetry presentations; freelance writer for Memphis Tri-State Defender, 1977; guest author of South Carolina School Librarians Association Conference, 1981, 1982; residencies and conferences; co-director of the National Festival of Black Storytelling, 1991. Publications: Just an Overnight Guest, 1980; The Secret of Gumbo Grove, 1987; Thank You, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.!, 1990; Retold African Myths, 1992; Front Porch Stories at the One-Room School, 1992; A Blessing in Disguise, 1995; Don't Split the Pole: Tales of Down Home Folk Wisdom, 1997; African American Musicians, 2000; The Minstrel's Melody, 2001; Abram's Way, 2004. EDITOR: (with Z.E. Hamlett III, and contrib.) Eclipsed (poetry), 1975; (and contrib.) Wanjiru: A Collection of Blackwomanworth, 1976. Contributor to books and periodicals. Address: Tate & Associates, 213 Dwelling Pl, Knightdale, NC 27545, U.S.A.