I am Rhetta Akamatsu an author and journalist from Marietta, GA. My most recent book, which came out in December 2015, is Southern Crossroads: Georgia Blues. My other books include Sex Sells: Women in Photography and Film, The Irish Slaves: Slavery, Indentured Servitude and Contract Labor Among Irish Immigrants, T’ain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do:Women Blues Singers Past and Present, and Haunted Marietta.
While all of those subjects don’t sound like they have a lot in common, I am fascinated by history and especially cultural history of all kinds.
In addition to the books, I write a great deal online, includingg reviews for Making A Scene and for Blogcritics Magazine.
My mission in writing is mainly to share interesting things I learn and events I think people should know about.