Back to top

Skeeter Wilson


Skeeter is a writer and historian. He has a degree in History and Creative Writing and received an MA by combining African history and literary fiction. He grew up in Africa and his fiction is mostly based on a blend of his own experiences and his studies as a historian. His non-fiction includes African history as well as his American experiences.

 

Wilson’s debut novel, Worthless People, is a story of Dave, a young man who grows up in Africa knowing that one day he will have to leave the only home he knows and go to the America that his birth parents call home. His physical limitations prove an inconvenience to his out-of-touch parents, who work in Africa for foreign aid societies. But while they labor to rescue Africa from itself, Africa rescues Dave from his parents.

 

Crossing Rivers is Skeeter’s second novel about a young Maasai girl whose world is turned upside down when she is traded to an old Gikuyu woman in exchange for food, by her starving parents. Compelled to become a Gikuyu she goes through adoption and initiation rituals. She falls in love but soon after her marriage her world, once again, changes forever.

 

Skeeter and his wife’s passion for photography have led them to start their own business, Lens & Pens Publishing. In his downtime, when he isn’t writing or working on his new business, he enjoys cooking, working in the garden, playing with his puppies, and spending time with his grandkids as well as victimizing music lovers with his strumstick.

 


Twitter
Facebook
Skeeter Wilson's Website

Books by the Author

Worthless People


In an African village, deep in the highland rainforest of East Africa, Dave’s birth proves to be an inconvenience to his American parents, who work in Africa for foreign aid societies. His disabilities only exacerbates the problem. During their long and frequent absences, his parents unburden their curly-haired, freckled son into the willing hands of an elderly Kulima couple who raise him as their own. While Dave’s parents rescue Africa from itself, Africans rescue Dave from his abusive father. Beyond the tattered educational remnants of a boarding school for white foreign children, Dave’s real education comes from the stories, traditions, and skills Africans passed down through the generations. Nothing compares to what he learns around the village fires at the feet of the elders.


Buy This Book

Crossing Rivers


In East Africa, just before the onset colonialism lived a powerful people called the Agikuyu. Their ideas of hard work, monotheism, and decentralized governance set them apart from their neighboring cultures. That is when this story begins.

A young Maasai girl’s world is turned upside down when she is traded to an old Gikuyu woman in exchange for food, by her starving parents. Compelled to become a Gikuyu she goes through adoption and initiation rituals. She falls in love but soon after her marriage her world, once again, changes forever.


Buy This Book

Warning: unlink(./.ips1.txt) [function.unlink]: Permission denied in D:\Hosting\11563304\html\lensandpens\wp-content\themes\virtuoso\footer.php on line 2