Delores Thornton, voted "Queen of Promotion" by C&B Books of New York and "Literary Expert" on Blackrefer.com
Delores Thornton, an Indianapolis, In., native, has completed her second novel, Ida Mae: The Saga Continues. Her debut novel, published in April 1997 by Marguerite Press, was titled Ida Mae. Both books have been enthusiastically received, and she's appeared on numerous television and radio stations. A member of the International Women's Writing Guild, and a community representative for the African-American Online Writers Guild, Thornton started writing poetry about 10 years ago. Her first attempt at novel writing was in 1995 when friends encouraged her to pursue her interests. She spends her spare time reading, and taking long drives.
Thornton also hosts her own radio program called A Round 2 It.
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Format: Paperback, 136pp
Pub. Date: January 2003
Publisher: Writers Club Press
In an attempt to hold on to his deceased grandmother Junebug has become her. But not only her, but also other ancestors she's told him about. There is a fine line between a broken heart and a shattered mind. Junebug has crossed it! Can anybody reach him? Has 'Anybody Seen Junebug?'
"Delores Thornton scores a major
hit with, Anybody Seen Junebug?, a witty and earthy tale of
friendship and family love where the human spirit triumphs over grief and
adversity. Read this novel. You will be greatly entertained."
―Tracy Price-Thompson, author of Black Coffee
Publisher: Marguerite Press
Pub. Date: December 2000
Babe was chosen for the CWMYB Online Book Club's Reading list (Reading List September 2001)
This tale of historical fiction is about headaches, nightmares and a lynching that occurred over 75 years ago.
Babe is an 82 year old African American female who is having headaches and nightmares. Her daughter takes her to the family physician who determines that she is physically sound. He recommends a psychiatrist who introduces her to hypnosis. Through this process her whole life unfolds. There will also be other patients in therapy; Vivian Delaney, an aspiring author on tour; Aloyishus Burns, a recovering alcoholic; Dorian Simmons, a union representative with the US Postal Service. They all bring major issues to the table, but it is Babe who will tell the cogent story that will never let you forget her!
Publisher: Marguerite Press
Date Published: May 2000
Format: Trade Paper
Thornton's first novel, Ida Mae was released in 1997. Ida Mae: The Saga Continues followed in 1998. Now Thornton offers this combined edition. Please Enjoy!
Ida Mae is a story about rape, racism, transracial adoption, and the love of country music. Set in the 1950's in a small rural community of Georgia, this is a tale of a young woman of color who is adopted by a white family after her parents are deceased. Before she reaches adolescence, her adoptive mother, Dixie Lee Belcher, dies in a train wreck. At this time the local Colored Folks decide that this is not the right place for her to be, and wage an unsuccessful campaign to have her removed from the home.
After she is raped at age 17, her adoptive father, Theodore Belcher must devise a plan for revenge. He kills the perpetrators, but he is killed in the process. Ida Mae then has to go to Vermont to live with her adoptive brother Wilbert, who isn't thrilled with the idea of having a colored sister under foot.
At last the final chapter is written! Thornton has provided closure to the life of Ida Mae. This novel deals with nursing home reform, spousal abuse, and single parenting. When the story opens Ida Mae is dying in a local nursing home, and Abby Gayle Jenkins, the Director of Nursing, becomes our narrator. When see the pain and sorrow of a complete lifetime. We witness the highs and the lows of someone we root for, someone who battles pain, and death of loved ones. A totally refreshing tale and love and relationships.
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