One of our highlights every year is when we gather together to celebrate the Christmas Holiday and to reflect on the year that has passed. Also every year we receive a special plaque commemorating another year that we have been together as a group. This year twenty-seven individuals gathered together for the celebration. It was a wonderful time of exchanging our white elephant gifts, and eating wonderful food. Here are the pictures from that gathering, at “The Village Corner Restaurant “ on Tuesday December 20, 2022.
Julie will be presenting and selling her books at these upcoming events. If you are in the area, stop by and support her efforts!
Sat & Sun, February 4th & 5th
Chickamauga Civil War Show in Dalton, GA
Saturday, February 11th
(Tentative - Book Signing 1pm to 3pm)
Liberty Book Store in Lawrenceville, GA (https://www.facebook.com/Libertybookslawrenceville)
Sat & Sun, February 25th & 26th
Living History Festival-Battle of Aiken in SC
Book on display at Women's retreat in Winder, GA (https://www.hoschtonunitedmethodist.org)
Pauline D'Alvigny Campbell - Civil War Nurse
In Bird and Song - God Speaks
As many of you know Donna Barron is the author of “The Man Who Carved Stone Mountain” which is biography of her father who was the chief stone carver for the monument at Stone Mountain (the worlds largest exposed granite rock.) The mountain served to provide the steps
to the Lincoln memorial in Washington DC – a mere scratch on this massive piece of granite, and has served a memorial to the Civil War. It has become a memorial involved in controversy as some attempt to erase any memory of the past. Donna will be presenting the story of her father’s work related to the carving of the monument.
Donna’s events for the upcoming months:
Meet the Author
Saturday, December 10th
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Southern Heartland Art Gallery
1132 Monticello St.
Clarice is the wife of one husband and has four beautiful daughters, five grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren who live in Maine, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Maryland, and Georgia.
After the death of her husband, Herman, she lived in Assisted Living for three years. She then moved to Georgia to live with her youngest daughter, Gloria.
Having been active in the Lord's work in the Church of the Nazarene for over sixty years, she discovered the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Lilburn, Georgia, where she continued to serve the Lord in church attendance and the Women's Ministry. She has made many close friends in the Lilburn Alliance Church who have contributed to her contentment.
She says with Paul in Philippians: "I have learned to be content whatsoever state (Maine or Georgia) I am in." She believes she is where she is "for such a time as this."
Clarice began writing about her life as a gift to her daughters, but it snowballed as the Lord led her in the writing, often dreaming an entire chapter and getting up to write it. She is quick to say that the Lord wrote the book, and she prays that someone will be blessed by it and choose to walk in the Way.
Scribblers Christian Writers Group met on December 16, 2021 at the Village Center German Restaurant at Stone Mountain
The Southeast Homeschool Expo focuses on educational products and services, books, family structure material, game creation, movie making, web design training services and much more.
Scribblers attended and shared in the fun, encouraging new authors, and giving away books!
Since 1991, Coni Knepper has guided women, teens, children, and families who once struggled with anxiety and fears into freedom...
Freedom from negative thoughts even depression through simple Bible concepts and intriguing hands-on experiences.
With her raw testimony and no-frills ability to capture the attention of people from children to aging adults, her message is for those seeking answers and seasoned believers.
All who obtain concepts leading to understanding how to take control of their thought life and hear God's guidance.
Coni is the author of "Get Out Of Your Head."
She also is a published children's author with 5 Best Sellers and a family devotional that has sold thousands of copies. Each story teaches the culture of Tanzania, East Africa through the eyes of the children she and her husband have served since 2003.
Coni is a sought-after Women's Conference and Retreat speaker. She loves children and guides parents and families through activities in hearing God's voice, which has proven to enrich their homes with better communication and spiritual growth.
Books by Coni
Florida Girl : Confessions of a Beachcomber
Memories of life in a Florida paradise come alive through lilting poems, prose and original art. Ride the ocean waves, wiggle your toes in sandy shores, and learn where to find the best seashells and catch the most fish as you experience in depth the real Florida and fall in love with it.
May 29th @ 11:00 am
SCV Porter Alexander Camp #158
Confederate Memorial Day Service
Magnolia Cemetery in Augusta, GA
June 4-5, 2021
SCV 2021 Georgia Division Annual Reunion
The Macon Marriott City Center
July 21-24, 2021
SCV 2021 National Reunion
DoubleTree by Hilton New Orleans Airport
April 24th, 2021 – Antebellum Festival in Dublin/showings of Gone with the Wind each night starting
April 19th, 2021 and special showing Saturday, April 24th
May 1st, 2021 - Hoschton Spring Festival – one day 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (attached flyer)
June 5th, 2021 – teaming up with Donna Barron for Georgia SCV Reunion in Macon
September 18-19th Art in the Park, Hurricane Shoals - booth with Donna Barron
October 14th – speaking at a local SCV Camp in Augusta GA There is a flyer attached related to one of the events.
Check out the second book in the Eyewitness series!
Eyewitness: The Tears of the Saints - Book 1 of The Miracles Of Christ Series
Book 1 of the Miracles of Christ Series
This is the author's sixth book and the first in a new series looking at the Miracles of Christ. It is the "Eyewitness" series as it examines the miracles from the perspective of the person receiving the miracle. We often forget that each of these individuals has a story both before and after the miracle. Those people testify to who Jesus Christ is, and what his presence in the lifetime meant to them. My wife Gloria gave me the bible on tape, and it was while listening to the tapes that I first realized the "voices" of the people touched by the miracles.
Have you ever taken the time to listen to the voices of the individuals found in the bible who were touched by the miracles of Jesus? The author takes the miracles of Christ, and brings the lives and voices of those touched by Christ to the reader in novel form. What would be the impact of the testimonies of these people if their testimony was discovered outside of the pages of the bible. Would their extraordinary witness make a difference in how you view Jesus?
Author has been compared to: C.S. Lewis, J.R. Tolkien and F. Paul Wilson.
Also available in Audiobook format!
Eyewitness: The Risen Saints - Book 2 of the Miracles Of Christ Series
The Risen Saints
Ninety plus year-old Rubin James awakes in the hospital discovering not only has he suffered a stroke, but an inoperable brain aneurysm is bringing him to certain death. Ten-year-old Jonathan Baines has a rare form of brain cancer. Despite all the efforts of his talented doctor father the cancer relentless spread has not been stopped and death appears to be just days away. Rubin and Jonathan meet seemingly by accident, only to discover that God’s providence has woven together their life stories, as both are exposed to the startling story of Lazarus of Bethany. Lazarus story, a man dead for four days, and his resurrection from that death, paves the way for hope not only for Rubin and Jonathan but for their families and friends, as they experience the miraculous work of the man called Christ.
Charles de Andrade is the head of finance for a software company based in Atlanta Georgia. He is the founding and managing member of Scribblers Christian Writers Group (www.scribblersweb.com). Eyewitness – The Risen Saints is his seventh book and the second book in a series looking at the miracles of Christ, as experienced through the recipients of the miracles. Charles lives in Summerfield Florida with his wife of 47 years, Gloria. He is the proud father of three daughters, eight grandchildren and one step-grandson. He can be followed at www.charlesadeandrade.com.
Also available in Audiobook format:
We are proud to announce the events and appearances of our Scribblers!
August 27th – Julie and Rick did Zoom Presentation for Lyman Hall Chapter S.A.R.
September 3rd – Live Interview with Julie and Rick Clarke at 7:30 pm with Vickie at https://www.facebook.com/SouthernPenBookshop/
September 19-20th - Donna Barron and Julie Clarke will have booth at Civil War Re-enactment in Gallant, AL “Raid on Little Generals Farm” at Haessly Farms
Claire Hertzler talks “The High Sheriff of Greene,” with Harbor Club Book Clubs, combined meeting, March 5, 2020, Lake Oconee, Greensboro, GA. These folks were eager to read and learn about the history that happened all around them. Hertzler found it fun to interact with such an enthusiastic group.
Chad Hale (b. 1945) grew up in the South and has pastored in urban Atlanta, GA most of his adult life. He is an early pioneer of food cooperatives for low-income families and the founder and former Exec. Director of Urban Recipe (urbanrecipe.org). Much of his work has centered around how the church might be faithful working in situations of poverty; his efforts have focused on creating oases of food security and supportive community for people under stress. He is the pastor of Georgia Avenue Church in Grant Park, Atlanta. "Forgive Us This Day Our Daily Bread" is his first book. One of the pictures here shows him with Ella Duffy Haynes, friend and colleague in the formation of food co-ops for low-income families.
The picture of the author with hat is by Johnathon Kelso.
Mary at her book Signing at Tall Tales Book Store, Saturday, February 8.
(Seated is Mary Renshaw and other Scribblers: Claire Underwood, Mike and Leda Owens)
Scribblers Christian Writers Group Christmas 2019
December 20, 2019
The Crossings Restaurant, Main Street Norcross Georgia
The Scribblers Christian Writers Group held its third Annual Christmas celebration at the Crossings Restaurant in Norcross Georgia on Friday December 20, 2019. Present were fourteen Scribbler members with another twelve family members and friends attending. Mike and Leda Owens, two Scribbler members, served as our visiting Santa and Mrs. Claus and helped in our celebration. Each Scribbler received an embroidered plaque as a reminder of the Christmas 2019 event. Great food, friendship, and fellowship occurred, as we remembered all the blessing of the year, and looked forward to 2020.
Charles de Andrade is the founding member of Scribblers, a Christian writers club based in Norcross Georgia. As an author he has six books published with one more planned to be released in late 2020. His works are Christian Historical Fiction where he draws on his many life experiences to share his stories of faith and life. Charles has served in the business world in many senior positions, including being president of a software company based in Atlanta, GA, owning and operating a restaurant, and serving as a business consultant focusing on sales, operations and finance.
He currently serves as the finance manager for a software company in Atlanta, GA, serves on two boards as a director, and owns and operates Bee Natural Products, distributing bee keeper products, and CdA Consultants, a business consulting group specializing in HR, Finance, and Operations.
He supports his wife, Gloria, in her Glorious Designs Embroidery Business. Married for forty-six years, he is the proud father of three daughters, and grandfather to eight grandchildren and one step-grandson. He currently lives in Summerfield Florida where he is active in his church and his businesses. In his free time, he can be found writing his next novel, playing his guitar, and cooking for his friends and family.
For more information check our his website:
www.charlesadeandrade.com or www.stewardseries.com.
See other purchasing options for his books on Amazon, Scribblersweb.com, and other book retailers.
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Eyewitness, The Tears of the Saints
Book 1 of the Miracles of Christ Series
The Steward Series by Charles de Andrade
About the Steward Series
The background on the Series
Book Signing - Woodstock, Georgia 30188 - The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta: Saturday June 29th, 2019
Alternate Arts: Do you prefer Portia, P. K., or Dr. Wayne?
Portia: I don’t have a preference. It’s kind of awkward to be called Doctor when I’m not in a professional setting. I think it’s easier for kids to call me P. K. So when I do storytelling or anything with younger audiences I definitely go by P. K.
Alternate Arts: When did you know you had an interest in writing?
Portia: I have always enjoyed writing. Even as a young girl, I would enter into writing and oratorical competitions. I wrote in college for the Spelman Spotlight. After I graduated, I wrote a lot of poetry. And then it was when I was studying for my degree and spending time with my little ones that I began writing stories and actually publishing my books.
Alternate Arts: What’s your earliest writing experience?
Portia: Wow. I can remember in the second grade I had a horrible experience. I ended up having an accident at school and all of the other kids in my class called me Portia the Pee Pee Princess. I remember going home and being totally embarrassed. After that, I started making stories with Portia the Pee Pee Princess as the main character. She would go have all types of embarrassing debacles. But it was fun. I think it was my way of releasing whatever it was I feeling. At that time, especially, I didn’t think that I fit in. So writing was a way for me to express my feelings without having to talk to others.
Alternate Arts: What’s the first thing you remember reading?
Portia: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. My mom was very big on reading. I guess that’s why I am such a stickler about reading now. But yeah, I remember being in the first grade and my mom making me read Maya Angelou’s book. I was like five years old with this intense chapter book. Of course, I read picture books before then but that is the first book I can really remember reading...