Author Archives: Everett Prewitt

About Everett Prewitt

I am president of Northland Research Corporation, a Vietnam veteran, and a former Army officer. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, and a Master of Science Degree in Urban Studies from Cleveland State University. I was awarded the title of distinguished alumni at both schools. My debut novel Snake Walkers placed first for fiction in four different literary contests and won the Bronze Award for General Fiction in ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year contest. Snake Walkers was also honored by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. My second novel, A Long Way Back, was published in October 2015. It has been awarded the Literary Classics Seal of Approval. It is also a finalist for the Montaigne Award, an awardee of the Indiefab Book of the Year Awards, and a recipient of the​ Literary Classics' award. A series of short stories related to A Long Way Back including the award-winning The Last Time I Saw Willie, will be available beginning in October 2016. I am single, and live in Shaker Heights, Ohio and am the father of Eric and Lia.

Why Donald Trump will Never be as Wealthy as John Lewis

A guest blog by my daughter, Lia P. Donald Trump began buying properties in the 60s. By 1973, he and his father Fred were sued by the US Justice Department for excluding black residents from its buildings in Brooklyn, Queens, and … Continue reading

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Fifth Award for A Long Way Back

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Montrie Rucker Adams, APR Phone: 440-684-9920 Fax:       440-684-1556 Email: J. EVERETT PREWITT RECEIVES FIFTH AWARD Cleveland, Ohio, October 28, 2016…The Independent Publishers of New England announced that A Long Way Back, by … Continue reading

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Literary Classics Interview of J. Everett Prewitt


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Unintended Consequences

They say people are often inspired by small things–an encouraging word, a pat on the back, or even a wink.  My writing inspiration came from a different set of circumstances. A few years ago, I along with other former African-American … Continue reading

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Two New Literary Awards for A Long Way Back

Congratulations on your literary success! It is with great pleasure that we announce the 2016 Literary Classics Book award honorees.  You can be very proud to be in such esteemed company.  Our judges were thoroughly impressed by the level of excellence … Continue reading

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The Ambush (You never read about)

  Nineteen-sixty-six is the 50th year of my graduation from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, the oldest historically black college and university in the United States.  As my friend and fellow alumnus, Ed Hill, and I reminisced, I reminded him it was … Continue reading

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Another Award?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Novel about black Vietnam soldiers IS A FINALIST FOR TWO AWARDS A Long Way Back by J. Everett Prewitt is a finalist in the 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards. ForeWord Reviews says, “Each year, Foreword Reviews shines … Continue reading

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