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.
Linda was born in Russia in 1956, until the age of six she was brought up by her grandmother Polina. On September 1, 1962, she was sent to an orphanage. Through the sixth grade, she studied in the city of Kurtamysh, in the Kurgan region of Russia. After that she was transferred to the city of Kurgan,to a special boarding school. There she finished sixth and seventh grade. In 1970 she moved to the Caucasus ,with her grandmother Pauline. In 1972 she graduated from high school. Finally, she was freed from the control of the orphanage and she moved from her family as far as possible. In the city of Engels, Saratov region, she graduated from a chemical school, after which she entered the Polytechnic Institute and graduated from it.
In 1975 she got married, and in 1978 gave birth to a son, followed by in 1984 giving birth to a daughter.
In 1990 she opened the first private (Capitalist) store in the Communist country. That fact would bring on big family problems as her husband and her entire family were committed communists. They could not understand her capitalist bend in any way. For four years, she fought to keep her family together. And at the same time she managed her private store which brought great stress in the family environment. Forced to make a big decision in 1994 she broke up with her husband. Her political views in no way coincided with the political views of Russia and in 1995 she decided to leave for America.
This book is the story of her life both in Russia and in America.