Media Kit

Author bios
Press photos
1-Sheets & Publicity Headers
Partner with Beacon Press to Promote Your Organization and Earn Income
Press inquiries
Advance Praise
Key issues
Media Releases

Author Bios

Sharon Leslie Morgan

Sharon Leslie Morgan is the founder of, a website devoted to helping people appreciate and explore African American family history and culture.

For more than 25 years, Sharon has been researching her family history in Lowndes County, Ala. and Noxubee County, Miss. She is a member of several genealogical associations including the National Genealogical Society, the African American Historical and Genealogical Society and local societies in the geographic areas of her research.

Professionally, Sharon is a marketing communications consultant. A pioneer in multicultural marketing, she is a founder of the National Black Public Relations Society; worked for a multitude of Fortune 100 companies; and spent many years living abroad in the Caribbean, Europe and Africa.

Sharon’s first book, My Daddy Is A Cool Dude, was published in 1975 by The Dial Press and nominated for a prestigious Caldecott Medal for children’s literature. She is also the co-author of Real Women Cook: Building Healthy Communities With Recipes that Stir the Soul.

Thomas Norman DeWolf

Tom serves as Program Co-Manager for Coming to the Table, a non-profit organization that provides leadership, resources, and a supportive environment for all who wish to acknowledge and heal wounds from racism that are rooted in the United States’ history of slavery. He is a trained STAR Practitioner. STAR is a research-supported trauma awareness and resilience training program that brings together theory and practices from neurobiology, conflict transformation, human security, spirituality, and restorative justice to address the needs of individuals, organizations, and communities dealing with the impacts of present-day or historic trauma.

Tom is the author of Inheriting the Trade (Beacon Press, 2008), the story of his experiences in the making of the Emmy-nominated, PBS documentary, Traces of the Trade, and co-author, with Sharon Leslie Morgan, of Gather at the Table (Beacon Press, 2012), which won the Phillis Wheatley Award for best Nonfiction/Biography & Memoir in 2013. The African American Jazz Caucus awarded Tom the 2012 Spirit of Freedom Award for Social Justice. Tom’s latest book, The Little Book of Racial Healing (Skyhorse, 2019), was co-authored with Jodie Geddes.

Tom is a public speaker, trainer and workshop facilitator. He and his wife Lindi live in Oregon.


These images can be downloaded and used in web-based reviews, stories, or publicity for Gather at the Table. For high-resolution versions, simply click on each image.

Credit: Kristin Little Photography

Credit: Kristin Little Photography

Credit: Kristin Little Photography

1-Sheets & Publicity Headers

1-sheet, 8½” x 11” version
1-sheet, 11” x 17” version
Header with titles
Header without titles

Partner with Beacon Press to Promote Your Organization and Earn Income

Learn more here

Media Inquiries


Travis Dagenais
Beacon Press

Media Releases

Beacon Press Publication Announcement

Advance Praise

Read what others are saying about Gather at the Table.

Key Issues

Key issues explored in Gather at the Table.

Copyright 2012 by Thomas Norman DeWolf and Sharon Leslie Morgan | All Rights Reserved | Website: James DeW. Perry ITT