About Author

Shirley Harris-Slaughter

Shirley Harris-Slaughter



My name is Shirley Harris-Slaughter and I’ve been a published author since 2007. My life plans never included becoming a writer. I was urged to write when I realized there were things going on around me, such as my community being shut down everywhere I looked and yet it seemed no one was interested in preserving our history. I never dreamed that I would be the “chosen one” to take on that task, but I was, and so after much research, sleepless nights and being shunned by those who didn’t want me to tell this story, OUR LADY OF VICTORY, THE SAGA OF AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY was born. Something that started out as just a timeline of events to honor the pioneers of this West Eight Mile Community, turned into a full-blown narrative history.
Like most Indie authors, I was struggling to get even a little recognition in an already over-crowded field. And then, I happened upon the RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB where I served for a short while on the Governing Board. This club is all about supporting and helping authors. RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB is the brainchild of Founder & President, Nonnie Jules. She took the time to read my book and gave it an honest review. Since becoming a part of this awesome organization, I have been blessed with many opportunities which further profiled and brought recognition to my book. I have had such honors as being: the President’s Pick in the online Newsletter, a “WHO’S ON THE SHELF” Interview by Nonnie Jules, a #PUSHTUESDAY win and a week-long “SPOTLIGHT.”
Aside from being an active reader and writer, I am also a community-activist and from time to time, I lend my name to petitions to stop something or another, or I may even pick up the phone to call my elected Representatives, if that’s what it takes to get something accomplished. My last campaign is about the potholes that are driving us crazy here in Michigan.

Thanks for stopping by to learn more about me and come back any time. You never know what I might have going on next!

Book Blurb:
OUR LADY OF VICTORY, The Saga of an African American Catholic Community is a compilation of memories, records, photos and interviews. The author recalls growing up in the legacy of Mother Anna Bates.
Follow the tale of the infamous wall…built to separate blacks from white residents and how it almost impeded the development of the area. It’s the story of a thriving Catholic community in spite of regressive government policies; on the verge of developing strong Catholic roots but doesn’t quite make it.
This is the Saga of an African-American Catholic Community. Don’t run from the information housed inside the covers of this book because the mere mention of black and white being divided makes you uncomfortable. Run towards this historical narrative because, whether black or white, yellow or brown, if we don’t know the history, we are surely destined to repeat it! I dare you to read this book and walk away unmoved!


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Author Page
Email: sharrislaughter@gmail.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/sharrislaughter

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Crazy! Hot! And Living On The Edge!!


14 Responses to About Author

  1. Vashti Q says:

    Hi Shirley! It’s great to read about you and your work!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Micki Peluso says:

    You are a hard lady to track d I we lol. I’ve tried to tell you your review of Crazy!Hot! Living on the edge is on Amazon, goodreads, shelfari, fb and twitter. Whew. I was ready to hire a private eye to find you! Loved the book, Btw.


    • Shirley Harris-Slaughter says:

      Micki I have been away for five days 9/16-20 attending a family wedding and it kept me away from my RRBC family. I can’t stay away too long because I’ve already missed some stops on the Blog Block Party. I read your review and am smiling. I appreciate your support and glad that you are using some of the advice I gave freely. lol


  3. gvnarmada says:

    I like reading your posting on your blog would you visit my blog at http://www.lombokglobalvision.wordpress.com and send me some comment to renew it


  4. I’ve nominated you for an inspiring blog award! Pop over to my blog to find out more😃 http://wp.me/p3mJps-395 congratulations and merry Christmas


    • Shirley Harris-Slaughter says:

      Thank you Helen but what was it about my blog that made you nominate me?


      • For me, it’s about the support you provide to other indie authors, both by promoting Rave Reviews Book Club and by actively reblogging great content ( which I might otherwise miss)! The blogosphere would be a lonely place without people sharing what they find, as well as their own work and experiences.


  5. Thank you Shirley for your visit to my blog and your kind words. Have a blessed evening.


  6. m.harris says:

    please contact me at 313 414 4144 I am interested in learning about the history of the building and ministry. the church was recently sold to another ministry


  7. jsherwin2013 says:

    Shirley: I nominated you for a Liebster Award for blogging. To claim your award, please go to http://jsherwinblog.wordpress.com. Congratulations! Jennie


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