About Me and Who I Come From

Leslie Gayle Goodwin here.

I am going to expose myself and give insight into the background of my given talent…writing.

I come from 2 generations of writers.

My grandmother, Ruby Berkley Goodwin was the first Black person to get a book published with Doubleday back in 1952 titled, “It’s Good To Be Black.”

My father, Robert Lee Goodwin was the first Black person to sell scripts to the television network. His achievements streamed from Bonanza, Big Valley, Peticoat Junction, Tarzan, Julia, Love Boat, All in the Family and alot more than I can think of right now because I was very young.

Over the years I had always thought to become a writer, as it seemed the gift traveled down and haunted me. As a kid, always was I writing either some sort of poem or thought. Almost on a daily basis.

I am proud to proclaim that my work has only begun! Finanally, after years of procrastination, I have just published my first work.

My book, “Almost Hit” has hit the market! Getting a 4 Star rating with BooksOnBoard ebooks. It is an interesting fictional story of a woman and the challenges she faces after being clean from substance abuse for 5 years and finds herself relapsing. It has a spiritual base, yet is somewhat comical with real issues of fear and her willingness to accept her worth in the world.

I have incorporated lively characters and a fun baseline that includes animals, haters and the people surrounding the main character who all try so valiantly to keep her perspective of life on a positive note.

Something for everyone. Not a story of tragety, but one of triumph.

Again this is Leslie Gayle Goodwin….doing it Lesliesway.

About lesliesway

Leslie Goodwin is the published author of "Almost Hit" and an independent writer. Coming from 2 generations of publically acknowleged writers, grandmother, Ruby Berkley Goodwin was the first black person to have a book published by Doubleday in 1952 with her book titled "It's Good To Be Black" and Father, Robert Lee Goodwin being the first Black person to write for the television network.
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1 Response to About Me and Who I Come From

  1. Winston Cornell says:

    “It’s Good To Be Black” 1952 Your grandmother was way ahead of the curve using the word Black and that wonderful title.

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