INTRODUCING TONI CHEVELLE
Talk about humble beginnings; my initial phase of life was the epitome of humility. I was born to a 22 year old single mother, in a tiny medical clinic in the rural town of Hollandale, MS. I was raised on Highway 454 in a small community called Swiftwater (MS), on a farm known as Hollywood Plantation.
Our backyard was a cottonfield. Growing up, I ate meals out of recycled aluminum pie tins and drank koolaide and water out of repurposed jelly jars. I always thought we ate and drank out of those because it was fun and unique; it wasn't until I grew up that I understood it was because we were poor. Hmm...
My education came from right here in the MS Delta; elementary through high school at Norma C. O'Bannon School on Raceway Road, where I was Class Salutatorian; and college at Mississippi Valley State University in Itta Bena, MS, where I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication. Currently I am pursuing my Master of Science in Media Management-Social Media Management through Arkansas State University. My writing began as imaginative play with my sister as we played with our Barbies; later, in high school, my first written assignment would be the catalyst for my love and passion for writing.
Live Reading of
"Within These Walls"
During this live, Toni Chevelle will introduce "Gregory and Katie Anna Chambers", the founding couple of the Chambers family. Here, you get an inner look into their marriage and possibly a few issues in paradise.