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. Something About Ann, a novella and eleven interconnected short stories including the award-winning short story The Last Time I Saw Willie, was published November 2017 and was a finalist in the Eric Hoffer literary contest. I am single, and live in Shaker Heights, Ohio and am the father of Eric and Lia.

More Than A Number

I was asked to be a contributing author to Code M magazine on the topic of becoming a man.  This was my essay: It was typical as a teenager to look forward to reaching the age of twenty-one and becoming … Continue reading

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Walk Away

Advise to an aspiring drug dealer. Continue reading

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I was talking to a friend of mine from Los Angeles a few days ago. It made me recall a time, some years prior, when I had told him I was coming to visit. “Cool,” he said.  “There are some … Continue reading

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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 source. A few years ago, I along with other former African-American Ohio University … Continue reading

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