Charles de Andrade is the founding member of Scribblers, a Christian writers club based in Norcross Georgia. As an author he has four books published with two more planned to be released in late 2018 and early 2019. 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 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-five 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.
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
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.
Donna Faulkner Barron is the oldest daughter of Roy Faulkner, Chief Carver of the Confederate Memorial Carving at Stone Mountain Park. Donna was born to Roy and Juanita in Crawford Long Hospital in Atlanta and was raised in Covington, Georgia with her three other siblings, Richard, the oldest and the only son along with sisters Judy and Patti. Donna is married to Ronald Peter Barron and they have two children, Jessica 29 and Peter 24.
Donna completed her elementary and high school years in Newton County and furthered her education by attending Dekalb Area Tech in Clarkston, Ga where she completed her degree in Secretarial Science. Donna was now ready for the work force. She interviewed and was hired as a Stenographer for the Georgia State Labor Department where she worked for 5 years. Realizing that this career was ending, she moved back home and began her new adventure in life...being her dad's assistant. She helped compile records using her secretarial skills and in the mid 80's she found herself as the secretary to her dad who was the Curator of the Stone Mountain Carving Museum which was opened for a couple years on Memorial Drive. After the museum closed she and her dad parted their ways and she began her only family as her parents moved to McDonough, Ga.
Later on ..30 years later.. using those same secretarial skills she would have never envisioned herself as the co-author of the book, "The Man Who Carved Stone Mountain", that her and her dad along with Kay Stowe Jones wrote. What an honor and priviledge to work side by side with her dad to tell his story and share his legacy forever. I am sure Roy is up in heaven looking down and thinking "I am so glad I invested the money in Donna's education so that one day I could be proud of her accomplishments"..Job Well Done..
Donna on The Doug Dahlgren show.
Click the button below to listen to the May 31, 2019 interview.
Nina Stacy Thomas is retired from Georgia State University, where her final move up the ladder was in the College of Law Career Services Office. There she advised law students on their career paths and was the editor of the Career Services newsletter.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgia State University, and has recently shown paintings in juried shows at the Art Station Gallery in Stone Mountain, Georgia.
She lives in Decatur, Georgia where her favorite activity is spending time with her son and grandson in between their work and school schedules. Since retiring she spends time with friends at dinners and lunches and attends workshops of interest. She attends church at Decatur First United Methodist Church.
In her recently published book, Appalachian Roots Revisited (...and Maneuvering Life's Briar Patch Beyond), she writes about her love of family, friends and hometown, Pennington Gap, Virginia and Appalachia in general. She includes some of life's challenges encountered and how she overcame them. Plus there is an additional chapter devoted to recipes of her beloved Grandmother, Mama King.
L.L. Wyatt was recruited, at age 21, to Greene County during Prohibition of the 1920s to break up a thriving moonshine industry. Known as the moonshine capital of Georgia, this little area east of Atlanta was the source of liquor for the best hotels in Atlanta and across the South. Young Wyatt’s battles with the bootleggers soon made him a larger than life figure. Stories of his fearlessness, his agility, his honesty and his fairness in enforcing the law rippled throughout the county Greene and swept all citizens up into the aura of L.L. Wyatt. Bolstered by a sense that God was protecting him, Wyatt was totally fearless. He was “shot at, spit upon, bitten, and cursed,” but in five years, he transformed the reputation of Greene County to one of the most crime free in Georgia. For 52 years, he was on the job confronting the ongoing battle between good and evil. Wyatt, at 70, received national acclaim and the attention of Hollywood when he stopped the car of armed bank robbers and freed two hostages.
More than a story out of the past, Sheriff Wyatt shows the reader that one person can change his/her culture. His ideals challenge law enforcement and society alike to hold a firm respect for the law while enforcing it in a manner that preserves dignity. Long before integration, Wyatt was known as “the black peoples’ friend” and the “white people’ friend.” He was a community-oriented lawman before anyone ever heard of one.
This story is set in an area rich in Georgia history described well by the author.
Please find attached to this e-mail the announcement of the potential Book Signing opportunity for Scribblers. The Dekalb Library System is having its annual Book Signing opportunity on March 30, 2019 at the Tucker Library. It appears to be open to all authors based in Georgia, and not just to Dekalb authors.
I have registered to come up for the book signing as the leader of Scribblers based in Georgia. I am not sure whether they will allow me to be there yet, but I am sure lobbying to be there.
Having said that, please let me know if you are registering for the book signing. I went in 2017 and more than covered the $25.00 registration fee, although it was not a "huge" success and I just broke about even with my costs. Also, when you register if you would let the folks know you are part of Scribblers Christian Writers group. I have asked them to put us together in an area, so we can use some of the banners etc for the group.
Please do confirm that you receive this e-mail, and be looking for another e-mail related to the Decatur book festival tomorrow or Wednesday. Also, there will be additional news related to the use of the library for future meetings.
Grace and Peace,
Join Pat Smith for the signing of her first book!
Snowball Investing tells the tale of when Pat Peoples Smith was suddenly faced with a family member’s health crisis, she was confronted with her own crisis: as a single woman, she was unprepared for retirement or any unforeseen health crisis that might come knocking at her door. Snowball Investing traces Pat’s financial footprints as she digs her way out of debt and begins to rebuild her future portfolio one financial snowflake at a time. Sprinkled with childhood stories and the school of hard knocks, she shares the exact path that she followed to pursue her goal. Pat invites you to follow her onto the slopes and allow the lessons from blizzards, mud, and perfect strangers help you: Confess the Financial Mess; Defeat the Debt Alien•Find Millions in the Mud; Build a Sizable Financial Portfolio for Retirement; Even Discover Spiritual Riches Beyond Your Imagination!…and don’t forget your shovel and a big brown sack!
Her Book Signing will take place:
1-3pm, Saturday, February 16
Beans & Butter Coffeehouse
River Oak Plaza, 851 Oak Rd
Lawrenceville, GA 30044
We'll See you there!!
Welcome All Scribblers! 2019 is upon us!
I hope that you all had an absolutely marvelous Christmas! 2019 is right around the corner, and with it comes excitement over what the new year will bring for all of us. But first, an update coming out of our December meeting, since so many folks were already on the road or attending Christmas related events.
Joining us for the meeting was Sarah Grimes. Sarah does graphic arts and is proficient at creating Book Covers for authors who need that type of assistance. She can be reached at either firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-539-5937. Her graphic arts side is a part time work, so please leave her a message and she will get back to you. Sarah comes to the group through Luanne Scrogan, one of our authors.
I personally know how important it is to have a quality cover for your books. Part of what Scribblers is about, is bring to all its members the different expertise that a traditional publisher would provide for an author. In this new world, especially when so many authors self-publish, having the resources available is important. Thank you, Luanne, for recommending Sarah to our group.
We are still in the need for proof readers, editors, and other artists to aid us all with our books, and with our marketing. If you have any recommendations, please invite them to our meeting, and let me know who you know that can help us. I am speaking with Joe at Trinity Press, and he has a good editor that I hope to be introducing to everyone soon.
Also joining us for the meeting was Tony Miller. Tony was recommended to us by a new member David, who I met while attending the book signing at Southern Pen last month. Tony is a retired library administrator, who is amazingly aware of what the library systems look for in placing books on their shelves, and he is a writer as well. Please welcome Tony to the group as well.
Attached to this e-mail you will see the Scribbler 2018 plaque each member was given at the December meeting. If you did not receive a plaque, please see me at the January meeting to get yours! I look forward to us growing as a group of writers, and this plaque is a reminder that you were a Scribbler in 2018!
Our next meeting will occur on Thursday January 17. 2019 at 6:00 PM at the Crossings Restaurant in Norcross GA. I have asked for the side room, behind the bar, with the hope that as we grow larger that location will permit us all to hear one another better.
For the January meeting we will be adding a new section to the meeting. What I am calling: “Author Focus” will give two/three authors the opportunity to share current works they are working on for the group to comment on. It will also be the opportunity for the author to share what they need from the group in order to help them succeed. For the January Meeting the following authors will have the 10 minutes “in the Sun”. Mike Owens, Luanne Scrogan, and Charles de Andrade will be speaking.
Anytime an author wants a review of something new they are working on, we will circulate a selection of their project to everyone about 2 weeks before the meeting. For my section, I will be talking about Marketing and the plan to use the Amazon platform to our advantage as authors. Please be looking forward to the next e-mail that will come out shortly after the New Year starts.
I you are interested in "Author Focus" for February, please let me know.
Finally, I would like to gather each of your goals for 2019 at the January meeting. This will give us all the opportunity to share what we are working towards in 2019. I shared my goals with you for the December meeting. Please write out your goals for the meeting and provide me with a copy.
I look forward to seeing everyone in January.
Please let me know if you are able to make the January meeting, so I can provide the Restaurant with the correct head count.
See you in the new year!
Grace and Peace,
You ever have one of those days, where you are writing, and your forget to save what you are writing, and then the computer glitches, and all the work simply disappears into the digital abyss, never to be found again!
Ah yes…it happened twice to me today. E-Mails are notorious for that!
So, a lesson…save often, or have a photographic memory of what you were writing!
Anyway, this Thursday December 20th, 2018 is our last Scribblers meeting for 2018! We will be meeting at the Crossings Restaurant in Norcross at 6:00 PM. This is our third Christmas as a formed group and we have much to celebrate, and a lot to look forward to in 2019. Please let me know if you are coming, so I can give the Restaurant the right head count.
I know that some of you are already traveling, like Pat and Anthony Smith, who I believe are on their way to sunny Florida! If you can not make the meeting, I want to thank you personally for 2018. Each of you have added considerably to the joy of this year.
As we look forward to 2019, I have some goals for us as a writer’s group.
On the personal side, I also believe it is good to have goals for yourself for 2019. Here are mine related to my own writing:
Anyway, if you each would write out you own goals for your writing for 2019, I would like to collect those, so we can follow-up with each other to see how we are doing at achieving those goals.
Finally, attached to this e-mail is the current prayer letter from Bill and Noy Peeler. As normal, it is a wonderful reminder of the work of our Lord in every corner of this world. Our value as human beings is not in how much we own, or how much we can earn, where we live, or what we do for a living but in that amazing life we are given by the Lord, who is bringing us into his kingdom. Please do read the letter, as it helped me again focus on what is really important this season. I am looking forward to Bill and Noy’s return in 2020 and seeing these letters formed into a book.
Well, thanks, and hope to see you all on Thursday.
Grace and Peace,