Who is the Storyteller?
Welcome to the blog home of Eleanor Tomczyk. Enclosed are the musings of an engagingly funny, African-American baby-boomer, ex-Evangelical who survived the Kool-Aid, and born-again liberal storyteller. The author is still trying to figure out how she got here and where she needs to go before she dies.
The storyteller finally discovered that becoming a writer just might get her there–wherever there is. At the age of 60, the mother-wife-actress-singer-gardener-public-speaker-avid-reader set out to reinvent herself and she hasn’t stopped since. Eleanor lives on the East Coast with her amazing husand of 34 years and is on the grand adventure of getting her first book published: When Monsters Come Out to Play, a creative nonfiction about the life and times of a little girl who always knew the sun would come out tomorrow.
EXCERPT FROM When Monsters Come Out to Play
I was born in a toilet, or so my twenty-five-year-old half-sister told me when I was ten. She said she was there, so she should know. I took her at her word because this rapid-fire, gum-popping black woman was the only adult who had appeared in the script of my life who was not stone-crazy, a religious nut, an alcoholic, a prostitute, a thief, a pervert, or a pedophile. On the other hand, some would say her credibility might have been suspect because, up until that moment, I had never met her and thought I was my mother’s oldest child.
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