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About W.D. Foster-Graham

W.D. Foster-Graham is an independent novelist from Minneapolis, Minnesota.  He received a B.A. in psychology from Luther College, and he was an original member of the multi-Grammy Award-winning ensemble, Sounds of Blackness.  He has also been recognized by the International Society of Poets as one of its “Best Poets of 2003.”  His tastes in writing run to family sagas and M/M romance, seasoned with his own brand of African-American flavor—at the end of the day, it’s all about the love. He shamelessly admits to a love of romance novels, whodunits and classic movies of old Hollywood.  He was also inspired by the late novelist E. Lynn Harris, who believed that an author should write the books he/she wants to read. Current works in development are a continuation of his Christopher Family Novel series: Never Give Up, a blend of historical novel/family saga /whodunit, and two M/M romance novels, The Right to Be and To Thine Own Self. You may visit W. D. at his online home, wfostergrahamauthor.comand on Twitter, @WDFosterGraham1. And, email W. D. at  wfostergraham@wfostergrahamauthor.com.
26 07, 2020

Old School New Kid 14

By |2020-08-21T02:49:34-04:00July 26th, 2020|Categories: guest|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

"Flirting With 70"  Guest Writer: W.D. Foster-Graham                Yes, I said it. I haven’t consummated it yet, but I am in the flirting zone with 70.      That was such an alien concept to my 21-year-old brain in the early 1970s, somewhere in the future far, far away, off in my grandmother’s territory. And to be gay and [...]

28 06, 2020

Old School New Kid 13 – MARK MY WORDS, YOU NEVER KNOW, NEVER GIVE UP

By |2020-06-28T10:00:06-04:00June 28th, 2020|Categories: guest|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

"MARK MY WORDS, YOU NEVER KNOW, NEVER GIVE UP"  Guest Writer: W.D. Foster-Graham                     Besides the COVID-19 pandemic (which, paradoxically, has given our planet a chance to breathe), there is another pandemic that is front and center at this time, though it has been around far longer: systemic racism. Indeed, George Floyd's murder has sparked a revolution around the [...]

17 05, 2020

Old School New Kid 12

By |2020-05-17T09:55:42-04:00May 17th, 2020|Categories: guest|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

"Second Home"  Guest Writer: W.D. Foster-Graham                 Indeed, COVID-19 has brought about drastic changes in our lives. My state has a shelter-in-place order at this time, and all that goes with it. People overall have been good about compliance here; I must admit it’s weird driving on freeways with hardly any traffic, but I will take it for what it’s [...]

19 04, 2020

Old School New Kid 11

By |2020-04-19T10:55:56-04:00April 19th, 2020|Categories: guest|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

"Never Give Up!"  Guest Writer: W.D. Foster-Graham            Summer will be here before I know it, and with it the release of Never Give Up: A Christopher Family Novel. True, it is a historical fiction/whodunit, as I have mentioned in my previous columns. However, the story does have elements of romance, which include the LGBT members of the Berry family. [...]

15 03, 2020

Old School New Kid 10

By |2020-03-15T11:00:48-04:00March 15th, 2020|Categories: guest|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

"Blue Lights in the Basement"  Guest Writer: W.D. Foster-Graham            For those of us brothas of a certain age, “Blue Lights in the Basement” was the title of an album by Roberta Flack. When I think of that phrase, I think of a place and mood that took place despite the challenges. Hence, I consider this installment more as a [...]

16 02, 2020

Old School New Kid 9

By |2020-02-16T11:00:28-05:00February 16th, 2020|Categories: guest|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

"A Writer's Work Is Never Done"  Guest Writer: W.D. Foster-Graham         One thing this Old School New Kid has learned is that my writing is ever-evolving. Honing one’s craft and writing style is an ongoing process, especially when writing is one’s passion. I remember my days as a child when my stories were largely about animals.      In junior high [...]

12 01, 2020

Old School New Kid 8

By |2020-01-12T10:55:49-05:00January 12th, 2020|Categories: guest|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

"Never Give Up" Preview  Guest Writer: W.D. Foster-Graham    A Wyattevans.com exclusive! A tantalizing excerpt from “Never Give Up,” the much anticipated and soon-to-be released tome by Mr. W. D. Foster-Graham!  Through the lens of Judge Berry’s wife, Juanita Langston Berry, here is a preview of one of the pivotal events of my upcoming novel, “Never Give Up. On the evening of August [...]

13 10, 2019

Old School New Kid 7

By |2019-10-13T10:00:27-04:00October 13th, 2019|Categories: guest|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

"Authenticity—To Thine Own Self Be True”  Guest Writer: W.D. Foster-Graham      “To thine own self be true.” I’m sure that somewhere, at some time, brothas have heard or read that phrase. As an Old School New Kid, it has deep meaning when dealing with not only coming out, but being out as an LGBT man of color.      True, I knew [...]

11 08, 2019

Old School New Kid 6

By |2019-08-11T09:55:32-04:00August 11th, 2019|Categories: guest|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

“Never Give Up”  Guest Writer: W.D. Foster-Graham   Believe in dreams and never give up.      For this Old School New Kid author, this motto has seen me through my ongoing journey. July has been a productive month for me, as well as one for fun and some me-time. On the fun side, I took a road trip to northern Minnesota, [...]

7 07, 2019

Old School New Kid 5

By |2019-07-07T09:55:22-04:00July 7th, 2019|Categories: guest|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

“Fatherhood”  Guest Writer: W.D. Foster-Graham          June is when Pride Month is celebrated. It’s also the month when Father’s Day is observed. For far too long, there’s been a myth that the two are mutually exclusive. As a Black gay man of a certain age (or SGL) who is also a father, I wish to share my own thoughts [...]

9 06, 2019

Old School New Kid 4

By |2019-06-09T11:00:54-04:00June 9th, 2019|Categories: guest|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

“REFLECTIONS FROM A BROTHA OF A CERTAIN AGE”  Guest Writer: W.D. Foster-Graham      When I hear the word “Reflections,” the old school in me immediately thinks of the hit by Diana Ross and the Supremes in 1967. Of course, that was one of Motown’s go-to songs when your man has dumped you and you make a late-night visit to your kitchen, [...]

5 05, 2019

Old School New Kid 3

By |2019-05-05T10:00:41-04:00May 5th, 2019|Categories: guest|Tags: , |0 Comments

“You Never Know”  Guest Writer: W.D. Foster-Graham “YOU NEVER KNOW” “You never know what hand in life you’ll be dealt.” That is a motto of the Edwards family, in the next book of my series, ‘You Never Know: A Christopher Family Novel’. Yes, there were Black folks who came from old money—we simply didn’t hear of them because they didn’t get the [...]

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