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To all the ladies that can make a sweet potato pie so good it'll make a man want to "jump the broom"

and to those of us still trying!

About the Author

Thanks for stopping by.

I’m Shirley Lipscomb Mitchell. That’s kind of a long name for a book cover but I want to honor my parents, therefore Lipscomb. Mitchell because it’s the name most know me by. I was born in the small mining town of Blythedale, PA. It was a great place to grow up. I went to a three year diploma program for nursing (that experience could really be a book). I moved to Detroit early in my career. One year citizens were asked to write something they wanted to put on the city’s birthday cake. I wrote, “Detroit, came for a visit, loved it, stayed, still love it, staying”. I still love Detroit and I’m still here.
      I retired from DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital. After being retired for two years I returned to work in the City of Detroit’s Department of Human Services. I am now retired from there. I started teaching Line Dance Hustle many years ago. You may have heard it said, your ideal job is one that you love so much you’d do it for free, but you’re lucky enough that you get paid for it. For me that’s teaching the Hustle.
     I’ve always loved to write. On the products page you’ll see that I like to write about different things. Anyway, “The Legend of the Sweet Potato Pie” and “The Girl That Couldn’t Make a Sweet Potato Pie” (coming soon) almost wrote themselves. They were fun to write and still give me pleasure when I read them. I hope they do the same for you. At first I didn’t think of Imani as a dynamic woman.  But, she saw a challenge, used her imagination and persisted until she reached her goal. That’s an important life lesson for all of us.
      I have two daughters, two sons-in-law, 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren (yes, I still teach the Hustle )
       Well I guess that’s enough about me. I hope you buy and enjoy, “The Legend of the Sweet Potato Pie and like it so well you’ll consider giving it as a gift. I’d love to hear from you, remember what most mothers say, “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all”. I add “At least if not something nice, please try to say it nicely”.


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