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Mary Elizabeth Surratt (Free on Kindle April 16-21, 2018)


Creative Nonfiction – Putting the Pieces Together Like Studying Genealogy MARY ELIZABETH SURRATT (Free on Kindle April 16-21, 2018) Before launching my two dozen or so novels, many of which are written as creative nonfiction, I became a professional genealogist. One of the most critical aspects of this field is putting pieces of a puzzle

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God Called the Reverend Ada Slaton Bonds to the Ministry


The Christmas Holidays are upon us and as I do at this time every year, I reflect upon the memories of attending the Old Bethany Cumberland Presbyterian Church outside of Coushatta, Louisiana. I also reflect upon my novel, Faith – Seventy Times Seven and remember how Ada had a calling from God to preach his

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2018 Release of ADVERSITY – Face to Face


Book One in the FAITH Chronicles An Aspiring Story Based on the Truth from Following a German Family to Texas in 1840 In the early 1980’s this novel had its beginning preempted by another called the Struss Family History. The author, while wearing tall cowboy boots, trudged through many small country farms in Colorado, Austin,

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Ku Klux Klan Comes to Aid in Supporting Pure Womanhood from the First Ordained Woman Minister in Louisiana


In the true story written by her own hand, the Reverend Ada Slaton Bonds of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church faced many adversities. One, an abusive husband for twenty-five years and one that spent every dime the family made on whiskey. He beat laborers. He hit his two oldest boys that left scars on their backs

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