Jane Tucker, the inspiration for Becoming Jestina, was a welder during WWII at sixteen years old. At left Jane, at 93, tells students at North Cobb Christian School about her experiences via Zoom. The Rosie the Riveter Congressional Gold Medal Act was passed in December 2020.
Branches of Love is a powerful triple threat packed inside a collection of inspired poetry. In her endeavor to learn God’s will and create discipline in her Lenten prayer and study time, Merrill Davies reflects her artistry with language—a unifying song of prayer, poetry, and practice—like a welcoming light in the window for the world to see. A springboard to the sacred, she uses rhythm, meter, and rhyme—the beating heart of her work—to draw a spiritual road map to a deeper, personal relationship with God. She draws upon luminous writing techniques from free verse to poetic forms like villanelle and terza rima to sing with a voice of inclusiveness, combining the physical with the depth and diversity of the spiritual, to provide respite from our wild world and an invitation to stop…and ponder on God’s love.
~Vickie McEntire, Georgia Author of the Year
Author of Baby Birds, Empty Nest, Little Bird & Myrtle Turtle
After teaching secondary school English for thirty-one years, I retired and began to focus on writing fiction. Since 2012, I have published four novels including Becoming Jestina, recently published by Nurturing Faith, Inc.
I have always loved to write, and was especially interested in journalism during high school while serving on the newspaper staff. I published articles regularly during my teaching career, and took a course in writing for children and teenagers.
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