Susan Rhoden Deremer was born in Atlanta, Georgia in1959 and raised in its suburbs. She published her first book, an illustrated history of Atlanta, in 1998. After graduating from high school in 1977, she spent a year in Brazil on a scholarship to study art. Then she furthered her education at the University Of Georgia, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in1982. She enjoyed a successful career as a freelance graphic artist until she married Randy Deremer in1990. Soon after that she began marketing her skills as a portrait artist. She was pleased with her progress until September 1, 2014, when she had a massive stroke and discovered that portrait painting was no longer an option. This book is the result of her recovery and new found purpose.
Susan and Randy live in The Villages, Florida where there is an abundance of golf for Randy and Susan is surrounded by caring neighbors and Bible study friends. Susan is busy reinventing herself as a writer and public speaker.
Susan loves to be contemplative. Discovering “light bulb moments” of inspiration that have the potential to make life better is her greatest joy. You can expect to read the results here in this book and in books to follow.
Bonnie Nye lives in the Tampa Bay area. She was born and raised near Cincinnati, Ohio. She moved to northeast Ohio where she met and married her husband, Terry. They were married for fifty years before Terry passed away in 2021. They raised three children together and have five grandchildren.
Bonnie is a graduate of Kent State University with a degree in Computer Technology. She worked in varied jobs over the years. She is also an ordained pastor and is now retired.
She self-published her book, “Blood Covenant” in 2012, a Bible study about the unbreakable, unfathomable love of God for His people.
She recently wrote a fictional novel and hopes to publish it soon.
Richard Wailionis was born in NYC in 1935. He and his family moved to CT at the onset of WWII. He graduated from St Michael Grammar school in Derby, CT in 1949 having the greatest admiration for the Sisters of Nazareth, his teachers. They set his path for his life to come.
He attended the local high school and went on to study engineering and related disciplines receiving a BS, MA and PhD. At one point he was a US Marine Reservist prior to an active enrollment in the US Army where he trained with the US Navy at Indian Head MD specializing in explosives and bomb disposal.
He has an extensive background in manufacturing and was an adjunct
professor at Fairfield, Sacred Heart and Teikyo Post Universities in CT from 1985 to 2000. Also within his career path he formed and led three big bands from 1953 to 2012.
He now resides in Summerfield, FL with his wife Carolyn at his side in all of his adventures, and is musically active with a band from Orland, FL.
Stories for Ava
In "Stories For Ava" two families merge in the
exciting tale of adventure and misadventure
starting in central VT and progressing to a
mystery cave in northern VT.
Follow the two Davis girls who are in second and
third grade from everyday life into helping a
wounded wolf and her cub.
Grasp the life lessons learned not only by the
students but also the parents, town officials and
teachers within every day living. Live alongside
of the two Davis families as they experience
many learning situations.
Then into the antics of a fellow classmate who
cannot stay out of trouble. And a budding
friendship of a school teacher and the local
Finally the Davis girls, their cousins and a
troublesome boy explore a cave with hidden
excitement. Many lessons learned are exploited.
Although written for children this adventure
captures the hearts of all young and younger
This story came to fruition when the author
relived his experience when telling his daughter
Suzanne a VT family story back in 1964. And
now the story continues approximately some 60
years later telling stories to Ava, his great grand
daughter. He and Ava are some 1250 miles apart
but the relationship continues through emails,
mail and facetime. Greatness of family, nothing
can compare with it.
Now as a great grand father he relives the
excitement of story telling he once realized with
his daughter Suzanne.