New project! And a completely new genre for me. I am working on a novel about the civil rights and feminist movements titled “Frankie and Johnnie.”
I’m obsessed with the Washington Nationals, and I wrote about it for Medium during their epic 2019 World Series run: “On Natitude.”
I wrote a young adult biography of country singer Carrie Underwood for Mason Crest. Release date TBA.
I wrote a series of articles on “The Secrets of Archival Research” for Medium.
Check out a list of my favorite biographies on the Pima County Public Library website: “Historical Biographies That Captivate and Entertain!”
From 2010 to 2015, I was the archivist for the Civil Rights History Project, a joint oral history project at the Library of Congress and Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History. While working on the project, I wrote the following blog posts and essays:
Essays on the collection: https://www.loc.gov/collections/civil-rights-history-project/articles-and-essays/
Blog posts on the Civil Rights History Project and American Folklife Center: http://blogs.loc.gov/folklife/author/kastewart/
An article on the history of the song “We Shall Overcome” for the Library of Congress Magazine (p. 8-9): https://www.loc.gov/lcm/pdf/LCM_2014_0910.pdf
I have written many book reviews in social sciences, African American history, biography, and memoir for Library Journal for over ten years.
I had a LiveJournal blog from 2004 to 2010! And it still exists. I can’t believe how much I wrote. Most of this is me trying really hard to be clever during graduate school in Iowa.