Richard Emmel was an Elementary Principal for ten years and has been a teacher, mostly at the middle school level, for 27 years. He completed a doctorate in education at the University of Mississippi in 1976. Louisa is his first novel and is loosely based on the life of colonial African-American poet, Phillis Wheatley. Richard is grateful to his friend, Dr. James Levernier, who readily shared with him knowledge about early American literature and history.
Richard and Sharon, his wife of 41 years, live in a log home on 19 wooded acres near Little Rock, Arkansas. They are the parents of three sons: Joseph, Michael, and Andrew. Andrew died of T-Cell Lymphoma in 1993. When not writing or reading, Richard is woodworking, or out in his garden. Sharon and he also enjoy making weekend trips to the many beautiful places around Little Rock. Richard hopes you enjoy this story and finish it with a newfound love of learning, and for reading and writing, in particular.
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