Bouie, Sandra K. 1959-

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Bouie, Sandra K. 1959-

PERSONAL:

Born April 5, 1959, in Barberton, OH; daughter of Robert (a painter) and Taylor (a homemaker) Fry; married Michael Gibbs (deceased); married Rodney Bouie, October 20, 2003; children: (first marriage) Anthony L., Tiffany N. Gibbs Harrison, Michael T. Ethnicity: "African-American." Education: Attended University of Akron. Politics: Democrat. Religion: Christian. Hobbies and other interests: Reading, picture puzzles, cooking, desktop publishing.

ADDRESSES:

Home and office—Wildwood, FL. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Worked as teacher's aide and sales clerk; Family Dollar Stores, Wildwood, FL, cashier and assistant manager, 2003-07; New Life News, Leesburg, FL, editor, 2006—.

MEMBER:

Christian Writers Guild (student member), Faithwriters.com, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Akron Black Women's Leadership Caucus.

AWARDS, HONORS:

Averitte Award, adult essay category, Akron Coming Together Project, 1999, for "Straight into the Hearts of Man."

WRITINGS:

(Editor) An Everlasting Hope, Outskirts Press (Parker, CO), 2007.

Contributor of articles, short stories, and poetry to periodicals, including New Life News.

SIDELIGHTS:

Sandra K. Bouie told CA: "As a Christian writer, my primary goal is to inspire others to reach high and use their God-given talents and skills to encourage, strengthen, and comfort others on a daily basis. Jesus Christ has influenced me to know that, as a human being, I am wonderfully and fearfully created in His image and created specifically to produce and accomplish good works. I hope that my writing touches the lives of others and makes them better human beings."