Houstonian, HBCU grad shares heart stories on campuses at homecoming celebrations

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(Last Updated On: September 25, 2019)

Her Story = Her Mental Well-being

Photo caption: l-r, Alisha Brumfield, book cover illustrator and author, Micole Williams

[HOUSTON, TX] September 19, 2019 — Home, not only a building, but the feeling of wholeness, is where the heart is. A Houston author believes “storytelling” has healing properties for readers and writers. Through 7 herstories, her characters represent women from various walks of Houston, overcoming and learning a thing or two about love. The novel, “Tangled Web of True Love Tales” is a story about passionate college graduates navigating and adulting while trying to find their true selves and true love in the process. With the 2nd Annual Lit for Life Book Tour, featuring Micole Williams, women’s stories are front-and-center, and the conversation on wellness continues, through fiction.

Williams, now as a publisher through her company, Eclectically You Experience, is scheduled to appear at a selection of college campuses on her 2nd Annual Lit For Life Book Tour to share these stories of college life, overcoming adulting struggles and how TRUE love wins. The next leg of her tour is from 6-8 p.m. on Sept. 28 at MUZE at 8990 Kirby Drive as a featured author at the upcoming Houston Association of Black Journalists (HABJ) Beyond the Lens event.

Back in 2004, as a junior at Prairie View A & M University, the mass communications major/ English minor, balanced a heavy load: classes, Radio One internships, campus radio/TV and live hosting gigs, sorority life, friendships and family. Closer to graduation, Williams was beyond overwhelmed and anxious about the future. Stress management came in the form of church, yoga and … writing. During AfroLit and FilmWriting classes, Williams found a story forming in her heart: one set in her hometown and one that would take on a satirical approach to serious issues she saw affecting women like herself. In various classes and with friends, she learned that sharing stories was healing. She started writing her first novel as a way to cope with millennial life. It was a creative way to celebrate womanhood AND to examine the things that make women go crazy. Through research, she found that loaded schedules, past trauma and the wrong men were at the top of the list.

Graduating in 2005, she found herself struggling with a quarter-life crisis and trying to find her way. After working in the real world for 4 years, she knew something was missing: she had to return to a labor of love. “Tangled Web of True Love Tales” was published in 2009 and was a saving grace. “Tangled Web of True Love Tales: Ten Year Anniversary Special Edition” was re-released August 2019 with a new cover, and bonus material: Author Q & A and Book Club Discussion questions.

About the Author
Micole Williams is an eclectic force: a teacher by profession, writer by heart, and creative director by nature. She finds inspiration all around and storytells for a living. The native Houston, Texan started her writing and teaching career over 10 years ago with a goal to bring social and relational issues to the forefront in a fun, yet thought-provoking way. With her nationally-featured books, Williams has more creative directed workshops, coaching series and upcoming books scheduled for the near future. For more on TANGLED WEB OF TRUE LOVE TALES, the satirical romantic book.film and web series, visit micolewilliams.com.

Houstonian, HBCU grad shares heart stories on campuses at homecoming celebrations