I’ve been a writer ever since I was tiny. Here’s a sampling of my work, both creative and professional.
- “The first Black legislators in Mississippi,” Mississippi History Now, 2022.
- “The reading room goes virtual: Retooling First Year Experience class encounters with archives and primary sources in the wake of COVID-19,” The Primary Source 37(1), 2021 (with Jessica Perkins Smith and Melody Dale)
- “Beyond the family tree: Genealogy instruction as a gateway to primary source literacy,” Library Philosophy and Practice, 2021
- “Using Family Connections to Create Community Connections: How a Genealogy Fair Can Benefit the Community and the Library,” Mississippi Libraries 81(4), 2018 (with Jennifer McGillan and Corinne Kennedy)
- “Hell’s Angel: Four Characterizations of Satan in Biblical and Extra-Biblical Literature,” Honors Thesis in Religion at William Carey University, 2001
- Poetry (from high school)
- Short Stories (from high school)
- Fanfiction – I don’t want to link to my fanfic here, but if you search for deedeeinfj on AO3, that’s me.
Websites & Blogs
- Against All Odds: The First Black Legislators in Mississippi – ongoing research project to gather as much information as possible about the first African Americans in Mississippi’s state legislature during the Reconstruction period
- Special Collections at Mississippi State University Libraries – hosted on Tumblr, this is the official blog of Special Collections at MSU. I’ve written all of the posts so far.
- Genealogy Geeks – this was a blog I ran for a short time with my friend, Jen. I think we both just ran out of things to write about! Here are some of the posts I wrote for it.