Alretha Thomas

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Shortly after graduating from USC with a degree in journalism, Alretha soon realized her interest in her major was not heartfelt. Instead of writing news stories, she wanted to write plays and books. Several years later, her church gave her an outlet to fulfill her writing desires through their Liturgical Fine Arts Department wherein Alretha penned twelve theatre pieces—the community response was overwhelming.

This led to plays outside of the church, including Alretha’s “One, Woman Two Lives,” starring Kellita Smith (The Bernie Mac Show), directed by four-time NAACP Image Award Best Director recipient, Denise Dowse. The production garnered rave reviews from critics and audiences.

In between plays, Alretha’s first novel, “Daughter Denied,” wa
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The first time I heard the word Coronavirus was in early January when WHO announced that there was a new virus that had originated in China. The first cases were located in Wuhan, a port city of 11 million people in the central Hubei province. At the time, Chinese officials believed it was an unusual pneumonia. The first thought that came to mind was SARS, another virus that originated in China. I Read more of this blog post »
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“I sit bolt upright in bed, my heart pounding, and my mind racing with thoughts about my twin. I pull my knees to my chest, wrap my arms around them, and rock back and forth. The movement calms me. When I turn toward my nightstand, my gaze locks onto the clock. It can’t be one-thirty. The”
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Alretha Thomas Lawrence wrote: "Thank you Alretha for accepting my friendship into your circle of friends. I look forward to sharing books and reviews with you. Happy Reading!! :o)"

Lawrence wrote: "Thank you Alretha for accepting my friendship into your circle of friends. I look forward to sharing books and reviews with you. Happy Reading!! :o)"

Thank you do much, Lawrence. Please forgive my delay in responding!!!


Lawrence Thank you Alretha for accepting my friendship into your circle of friends. I look forward to sharing books and reviews with you. Happy Reading!! :o)


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