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74 years old
Chesapeake, Virginia
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Author, publisher, and retired educator, Regina Long Southall, is a freelace writer and poet. writing expertise dates back as far as high school. This skill was further mastered after she became a teacher. Having served as grade chairman for many tears, writing abilities were extensive. Regina always had a passion for writing poetry about everyday life experiences.

Regina has written more than 100 poems, including The Neighbors We Should Be, Another Day, The Effects of Hurricane Katrinaon Our Naton, God is Getting Our Attention, Anchorman Peter Jennings, My Three Best Friends, Thank You Rev. Dr. Kenneth Eugene Lillard, My First Teacher, My Favorite Pharmacist 2010, Farewell Kappa Sweetheart Melvin Twitty, and The Presidential Election of History.


As an author, Regina has also written a professional book entitled 'Teaching In Elementary Schools: The Real Deal'. Her poems and educational resource allow the reader to become involved in situations they have encountered at some point in life.

Regina was featured in the January 1977 magazine, Early Years For Teachers Through Grade Three. This experience explained her expertise in  reinforcing math skills for second grade students who were having problems.

Her local newspaper, The Virginian-Pilot, featured her in two of its city circulars in 2007 entitled The Currents and The Clipper. These articles made reference to what led her to become an author causing her to publish 'Poetry from the Heart' in October, 2006.The local newspaper coverage in February and March of 2007 led to her being featured in the 2007 May/June issue of Tidewater Teacher, A Magazine for Teachers Across Hampton Roads. The Article entitled 'Moving On' made reference to Regina being the retiring elementary teacher who was now moving on to further pursue her passion for writing. Regina is now the author of three books. Her third book, 'Coffee Table Poetry: Experiencing the Power of Poetic Literature" was published February 29, 2012.

Regina received the Apple For The Teacher Award in 1996 sponsored by Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. In 2000 a Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of dedicated services rendered in the field of education was presented to her by Delicados, Inc. Portsmouth Chapter at their 8th Black Educators' Awards Dinner. Elizabeth City State University School of Education and Psychology held its International American Education Assembly on Thursday,  November 18, 2010. The national theme was "Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility" and "To Boldly Go: Charting Our Common Future through International Education". Regina was one of six authors recognized, representing the Portsmouth City Public Schools retired teacher/author. The other five honorees were all ECSU professors.

On June 24, 2012, Regina was one of fourteen recognized by the Area II NAACP ACT-SO Coalition at their "Tribute To Excellence Awards Celebration". She was recognized for the categories poetry/education. 

Regina was recently honored as a Black Author of the Month by UBAWA for the month of December, 2012. UBAWA Publications was founded in 2011 by Danielle Leach who features an online network of authors across the country. UBAWA stands for Urban Books, Authors, and Writers of America. She was also recently the winner of We Read Literary Services "What Christmas Means To Me"2012 Contest. She will receive one custom designed bookcover.

Regina is a Silver Star and Life Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She is a native of Portsmouth, Virginia and now resides in Chesapeake, Virginia with her husband, Alton. They are the parents of one son, Jason and one daughter, Andrea.        


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