March 2

The following are photos from my book launch at St. Peter’s AME Church in Minneapolis. I am so grateful for my readers and supporters for the positive energy and good success.

Official book launch of Christopher Family Novel series

Me and my cuz, poet extraordinaire DMchelle

April 26

At my book signing on April 26, one of the featured events for our Black Student Union’s 50th Anniversary and Black Alumni Reunion weekend at my alma mater, Luther College.


At the BSU gala, with my fellow alums.

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The founders of our BSU (left to right): Will and Arlivia Williamson, Barbara Fuller, Holley Drakeford, Jan Vanderpool, Byron Dean



April 7

I was a guest, along with Minnesota Atty. General Keith Ellison, on the program Conversations With Al McFarlane on KFAI (90.3 FM) here in the Twin Cities. Below is the link to the broadcast (my interview is in the second portion of the program). Thank you, Al, for having me on your program.

Conversations With Al McFarlane


Thank you, Hennepin County Library, for being the first library system to include my Christopher Family Novel series as part of your collection!

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July 30

I had the pleasure of being the spotlighted author for Queer In Color, discussing my novel, You Never Know: A Christopher Family Novel. Thank you having me on the roster, Sharita!

Queer in Color

October 17

My deepest thanks and appreciation to Tiffany Johnson and the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder for the following article. Representation is everything.

Demanding representation for books and beyond (

December 17

I am excited to be the special guest on the December 18 podcast of the amazing, incomparable Wyatt O’Brian Evans on WYATT!


January 19

I am excited and honored to become the newly appointed book review editor for Insight News, one of the Black community newspapers here in Minnesota.

When destiny calls | Aesthetics |

February 8

Many thanks and appreciation to the Anoka County Library for featuring me as their Author of the Week during Black History Month.

W.D. Foster-Graham | Anoka County, MN – Official Website

March 25

Yaaassss! My Christopher Family Novel series is now part of the Duluth Public Library collection. Since my maternal roots are in Duluth, Minnesota, the Johnson family will be remembered. I am standing in front of the iconic entrance to the main library.

October 2021

I am honored to be a featured author at the Minnesota Black Authors Expo, to be televised on October 23 from 1:00-2:00 via Facebook Live and Nine North Channel 15.

October 22

Sharing an excerpt from my current Christopher Family Novel, The Right to Be, at the Author’s Reception of the Minnesota Black Authors Expo.

Edward and I at the Authors Reception of the Minnesota Black Authors Expo, October 22.

Edward and I at the Authors Reception of the Minnesota Black Authors Expo

Minnesota Black Authors Expo artwork at the Authors Reception.


Heartiest thanks to Brenda Lyle-Gray for your kind words in Insight News (Page 3). Your spirit is deeply appreciated. Representation matters!

Out Brilliant Gentle Quiet and Proud Insight News


March 2

As book review editor for Insight News, my role has expanded to include an Author’s Segment of Conversations With Al McFarlane, which can be viewed live stream and on YouTube. Today was my first appearance on the Author’s Segment with guest author Frederick Smith (we’re 48 minutes into the show).