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NO. 3 – FAITH – Seventy Times Seven A True Story from Ada Caston Slaton Bonds Memoirs


The third novel in the Faith Chronicles is FAITH – Seventy Times Seven. It is a true story based on the memoirs of The Reverend Ada Caston Slaton Bonds of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She was the first ordained woman in any denomination for the State of Louisiana and the sixth woman to be ordained

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The ROSE of Brays Bayou – The Story of the Texas Runaway Scrape – Novel NO. 1


The first novel, Novel NO. 1, The ROSE of Brays Bayou, is the first book in the Faith Chronicles by Sidney St. James. It is based on a true story from the actual memoirs given to the author and handwritten by Dilue Rose Harris at the turn of the 20th Century. From these, the following

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Why Do I Write Creative Historical Nonfiction


WHY DO I WRITE CREATIVE NONFICTION? How many of us have struggled during our childhood through the date-pocketed course of history, uninterested, disenchanted, and just waiting only for the end of the cobwebbed test of time.  We find, in our later years in life, that history is actually the most fascinating and stimulating of all

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Texas Independence – The ROSE of Brays Bayou on Kindle Free for Five Days


The ROSE of Brays Bayou by Sidney St. James Available for FREE on Kindle For the next five days, The ROSE of Brays Bayou is being offered for free on Kindle at Amazon.com honoring our Texas Independence on April 21, 1836, from Mexico. The rush to the Louisiana border was known to the Texans as

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GOD BLESS TEXAS – 1836


GOD BLESS TEXAS WOMEN – THE RUNAWAY SCRAPE Yesterday was March 13, 2018, and a little more than 100 years since Dilue Rose Harris in her later years wrote her memoirs in the upstairs bedroom of my home at 100 West Stockbridge in Eagle Lake, Texas. This day goes down in history as the first

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