Tag: Stephen f. Austin

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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Adversity – Seeking the Faith NOVEL NO. 2


Over the course of the next 60 days we will count off the novel number and name written by Sidney St. James, to celebrate worldwide distribution for all his works. The first novel is called Adversity – Seeking the Faith. It is based on a true story of following a family from Oldenburg, German to

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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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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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