Ersula Knox Odom, author, essayist, workshop leader, FHC Mary McLeod Bethune Road Scholar, motivational speaker and prize winning life lyricist, reads from her debut book “At Sula’s Feet”.
She shares the fond and treasured recollections of a country girl whose life was shaped and enriched by the wit, wisdom and love of her grandmother. Journey down the dirt road where many of her life lessons were learned in a time that was simple and significant.
Ersula recently was interviewed on WMNF’s Sunday Forum. Her cd, “At Sula’s Feet” was featured on TBCN cable channels 19 and 20 Hillsborough County during Black History Month 2005. Published in “New Times Naturally “ and “Write Connections”. Featured on Tampabayin, Link City Spotlight; Tampa Book Buzz; and Seminole Elementary – Lindow web sites.
As a motivational speaker, Ms Odom has the uncommon ability to relate to multi-generational and multi-cultural audiences by sharing experiences from such areas as rural living, college life, fortune 500 corporate management, spirituality, being a mother, entrepreneurship, sales, and genealogy to publishing her first book.
Ms Odom's book, "At Sula's Feet" further enhances her ability to connect by providing a means of addressing complex issues in lighthearted and simple terms.
She is a graduate of Effingham County High School, Springfield Ga and Eckerd College, St Petersburg FL. Ersula is a business owner, former manager with GTE Data Serivices, the Smart/Pelote family historian, FL Writers Assoc, Afro-American Historical and Genealogy Society, and is an ATM –Toastmaster.