Celebrate NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) with the Charles County Public Library this year by checking out some of our local authors, as part of our Local Author Virtual Showcase! All of the authors showcased in this series responded to a call for submissions we placed over this summer, to highlight their work throughout the month of November. At CCPL we value the contributions our local authors make in sharing their knowledge and passion with our community.  Make sure to check out our Local Author’s collection located at the Waldorf West Library. 

Ellen Arneatha Verdia Young Fizer

And He Did Have Something to Say


Memoirs of Ellen Young Fizer growing up as a PK (Pastor’s Kid). “And He Did Have Something to Say” is a tribute to our father (and mother) and highlights some of the special moments in our lives. It tells the story of a man’s journey from the farmland in Dermott, AR; his call to the ministry at an early age; and his relentless commitment to the civil rights movement, social justice and equality for all people, especially those of color.

As a husband, father of five, pastor, religious leader, civil rights activist, and humanitarian, the life of Rufus King Young, Sr left an indelible impact on his children and the community he served. A truly honest man who had the knack for speaking his truth, pure and simple. This story will touch your heart and hope will make you remember the best times in your life and the man or special someone who helped to shape those memories.

Ellen A.V. Young Fizer received her BA degree from Fisk University and MA degree from Vanderbilt University. She is a retired benefits administrator, human resources manager, disability management professional and educator. She and her husband, Tyrone, live in Brandywine, MD. This is her first book to be published.