Greetings, my people!

We’re so excited about the re-launch of my website. It is one of the major ways in which I am able to remain in touch with you all about my books, my writing, my work, my editing, my teaching, my mentoring, my thoughts, my journey. And it is a wonderful way for you, my readers, to stay in touch with me.

Please take your time and look around, see what’s new and how we can connect with each other.

There’s a great deal going on on my end.

I have two books – yes, TWO books – planned for publication in 2017. The first is my long-promised 6th novel in the Mulberry series (well, all my novels are set in and through Mulberry, Georgia). FROM HERE ON OUT is the title. Remember Lena McPherson’s first little friend Sarah from across the street in BABY OF THE FAMILY? Well, this is story of Sarah Lowe’s return to her hometown after more than nearly four decades. I know you’re going to love it as much as BABY.

As some of you may know, I began my writing career back in the 1970s after I graduated from Spelman College at the morning newspaper The Atlanta Constitution. So, I suppose I’m returning to my roots of non-fiction writing with the planned Spring 2017 publication of SECRETS OF A BOGART QUEEN.

Don’t you just love that title? It is what I know that women, especially women of color, need in this world and time. It’s a brief but jam-packed guide for women who have “Leaned In”  and been bold in their lives and careers until they can’t lean anymore. Yet, they realize there is still something missing that will help get them along on their journeys to their dreams and best ways of life.

Sound familiar? Well, this book is one I’ve written just for you. It will be available in print and digital format. As will my new novel, FROM HERE ON OUT.

Speaking of which, we are also announcing the digital publication of my fifth novel TAKING AFTER MUDEAR that so many of you have requested in a form that you can read on your Kindle or xxxx.

All three books will be available through my publishing company DownSouth Press and here on my website.

And you know I am, as always, happy to connect with your book clubs to chat, visit or Skype about my work.

Okay! Again, welcome back and I look forward to hearing from you.

Love and peace, Tina

takingafterTaking After Mudear!

We at DownSouth Press want to thank you for your interest in Tina McElroy Ansa’s latest novel TAKING AFTER MUDEAR, the exciting sequel to “Ugly Ways.” The new novel picks up the story of Mudear and her three daughters in Mulberry, Georgia and is now available.

witch-rightMentoring-Midwife Services

Tina McElroy Ansa is now available to help bring your writing project to life!

Tina McElroy Ansa, author of the best-selling novels, Baby of the Family, Ugly Ways, The Hand I Fan With and You Know Better, is now available for one-on-one mentoring sessions with serious writers seeking to hone their craft, polish their novels and short stories, non-fiction and memoirs and navigate the world of publishing. In other words, the award-winning writer will act as the midwife who helps writers bring forth their work.

In half-hour telephone sessions and one-hour face-to-face sessions, the award-winning author will offer advice, guidance and suggestions on::

  • Writing skills
  • Editing
  • Re-Writes
  • How to find an agent
  • How to find the right editor
  • How to cut through the confusion and stay focused
  • Choosing the best story line
  • Focusing on plot, character, theme, flow
  • How to make the most of your notes, ideas, experiences and memories
  • Organization of ideas
  • Organized writing

Click here for more information on Tina’s mentoring -midwife services.


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