Named “Love Poet” by the Hyde Park Herald upon the release of her CD of love poems, Ginger Mance is also the author of: An Ancient Fire Burns (GEM Publications, Inc., 1994), I Say a Prayer For You Black Men, an epic poem tribute to Black Men and the Million Man March (Third World Press, 1995), and Rebirth in Light: Poems for the First Family ( GEM Publications, Inc., 2009). Her CD of love poems entitled, Deeper Than Rivers-Poems of Love (GEM Publications, Inc., 2002) is read by the author and set to music by the late Kelan Phil Cohran, Theophilus Reed and others.
An attorney with background in juvenile abuse and neglect, and the surrender of parental rights, Mance is an administrative law judge who has presided over animal care and control cases. Also, an abstract artist and poet, Ginger has presented her works nationally and internationally, including presentations for the City of Chicago’s inaugural celebration honoring Martin Luther King’s birthday as a national holiday, the Association for the Study of Ancient African Civilizations Conference in Cairo, Egypt, the African Festival of the Arts, Chicago, Il., the National Black Arts Festival, Atlanta, GA., and Agape International Spiritual Center, Culver City, LA. Her works have appeared in numerous publications, and she has presented her poetry on radio and television. The author resides in Chicago with her miniature poodle, Alalade.