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.
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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
Chuck Holmes is a Southerner by birth and by preference. (his words) He spent most of his life as a freelance writer and creative director, writing ads, public television scripts, speeches, training programs, and -as a ghost-autobiographies. As a child of the south he brings a real southern small-town flavor to his storytelling, making the North Carolina town of River Falls a compelling character in The Sing. His short stories have been published in The Southern Reader, Faithlines and other noted media.
After a lifetime as a contract writer, Chuck Holmes has turned to his own writings. His novel, The Sing, was published in 2018 and More Than Just Cellular: Musings on Life Past, Present and Eternal was published in 2019. He lives in Tucker, GA with his wife and near his children and grandchildren.
His books are available for purchase on Amazon.
Alternate Arts: What’s your earliest writing experience?Chuck: The earliest one that I remember was winning $5 in an essay contest when I was in the fifth grade. That was second place; I was shooting for first place. It paid $10. I wrote for the student newspaper all through high school. The newspaper was a junior class project, but there was nobody else who could up with enough synonyms to write the sports column. The first time I actually received a paycheck for writing was when I was 19 and writing for the local weekly.
Alternate Arts: What’s the first thing you remember reading?
Chuck: I spent much of my childhood in the local library. The first book I remember from there was Ivanhoe (Sir Walter Scott). At that point in my life (cops and robbers, cowboys and Indians), a knight was a hero I could identify with.
Alternate Arts: Who has influenced your writing the most?
Chuck: I had two identifiable and significant influences. The first was my mother. She wasn’t a writer. However, she was a voracious reader. We were encouraged to read pretty much anything. Largely because of my mother, our family produced two writers who managed to make a living for many years by stringing words together.
The second was Josefina Niggli, who ran the Professional Writing program at Western Carolina. She contended that she couldn’t teach anyone to write, but she could teach us to make a living at it. For years after I was graduated, I sent my work to Josifina, and she would mark it up and send it back.
(For a more detailed account of Josefina and her influence, see this post at Chuck’s website.)
Alternate Arts: Who or what inspires you now?
Chuck: At my age, it may be a little grandiose to call it inspired, but I’m engaged by a number of things. I’ve been married sixty years, and it’s a challenge to keep a marriage fresh for so long. I have four grandchildren, and I want to be an influence in their lives. And I fear for our country in its current political climate. I guess that goes back to the grandchildren. I want them to have the country I had to grow up in, but better...