Wynter, Take a Bow

Local Educator and Radio Personality Publishes Children’s Book

Anderson, M.Ed., has published her first children’s book, Wynter, Take a Bow! It poetically illustrates the creative genius and exuberant spirit of one amazing little girl. The book features phenomenally vivid art by Keturah Ariel, whose work is highlighted in the July 2015 issue of Essence Magazine.

“I believe every child is gifted and talented,” Anderson says. Inspired by one of her young nieces who enjoys dancing, singing, acting, and swimming; Anderson penned the poem in 2013.

“I’ve always loved literature, especially poetry! Reading and writing were my favorite past times as a child. Now I’m blessed to live my passion as an author, educator, and media professional.”

Wynter, Take a Bow! is Anderson's first published children's book. Though written primarily for youngsters, she said she also hopes this work of her heart will inspire and rejuvenate the child in adults. The paperback and Kindle edition, available on Amazon.com, were the No. 1 New Release in Poetry and Short Stories.

She emphasized that she firmly believes each person must use his or her God-given talents to uplift community. For 22 years, Anderson has been a volunteer announcer, producer and program host at Austin Community Radio KAZI 88.7 FM. A patron of the performing arts, she is a volunteer with Austin based Ballet Afrique Dance Academy (BADA). In addition, Anderson is an associate member of the Austin African American Firefighters Association and coordinates their Ignite to Read and Write initiative.

Anderson added, “I am abundantly blessed with supportive family and friends. I am especially grateful for my magnificent mama, two lovely, dynamic daughters, a dedicated, sensational son-in-law, and three energetic, brilliant baby grands." The daughter of Glenda Ann Jones and the late Franklin Winston Anderson, she is a Chester County Independent School District scholar. An honor graduate of Freed-Hardeman University, Anderson earned a B.A. in Broadcasting.

Willie S. Anderson
A Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) Fellow and graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Anderson recently received a M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction/e-Learning Technology Education via Concordia University-Portland, Oregon. Anderson resides in Pflugerville,Texas.