Carol Ealons, author of Tuxedo Junction, signs with The Ardent Writer Press!
On a beautiful day (Saturday, April 20th) at the Alabama Book Festival in Montgomery, author Carol Ealons signed with The Ardent Writer Press to publish her well-researched book, Tuxedo Junction, Right Back Where I Belong.
Carol self-published the first edition of this remarkable book about the roots of Jazz in the lively city of Birmingham from its start in the 1920s through its hey-days in the 1950s. Along the way she also discusses the earlier history of Birmingham and its surrounding towns through the eyes of the African-Americans that built the Steel City, The Pittsburgh of the South.
Carol and The Ardent Writer Press saw the need to bring this story to younger generations who may not appreciate the rich and often forgotten history of the music of the past. The second edition will be out in the summer. For the future Carol has other projects to develop about the musical giants of her home state and city that time has forgotten, but history will not.
Carol P. Ealons is a native of Birmingham, Alabama and retired as an Administrator from one of the city’s largest communications centers in 2002. She first learned about the Tuxedo Junction Dance Hall while dating her husband, James Ealons, Sr. in the early 1970s. James was a native of Ensley. The stories fascinated her and she always wanted to do something about it. When Carol retired, she had the time and the curiosity to complete the mission.
The Ardent Writer Press welcomes Carol into the fold.