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Sylvia L. Colding

Sylvia L. Colding

Sylvia Lynn Colding is a Detroit, Michigan native but lived in Arizona for over twenty-five years and currently resides in California. After retiring from a thirty-year career as an administrator in higher education, she now focuses on her love of writing stories. Sylvia spent the last decade reading and writing short stories with characters and stories that have a palpable spark. Writing a novel was always on her bucket list, and now, it has become a reality. Her passion for writing is evident in Surviving Mercy Valley, which was a six-year project providing stories about the people who live in an African American community during the 1940s. Told in nine stories, she explores characters who represent the residents of Mercy Valley and their challenges. Surviving Mercy Valley is Sylvia’s inaugural book.

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