Stokes Oliver latest book is Song For My Father:
Memoir of an All-American Family (Atria, 2004).
She is also president of SSO Communications, where
she consults as editor-at-large of Essence magazine
and writes a popular column called On Purpose, for
Ms. Oliver’s previous books are Daily Cornbread:
365 Secrets for a Healthy Mind, Body, and Spirit
(Doubleday, 1999), and Seven Soulful Secrets For
Finding Your Purpose and Minding Your Mission (Doubleday,
2001). Song For My Father chronicles her coming-of-age
in the turbulent 1960s and paints an affectionate
picture of her relationship with her dad, the late
Judge Charles M. Stokes, a Republican and Seattle’s
first Black state legislator.