Bookstock 2013 Authors - Sprinkle, Armstrong to Thompson

Author Deborah Sprinkle and her co-author Kendra Armstrong are coming to Central Library on Saturday, October 5 for Bookstock 2013.Deborah Sprinkle is originally from St. Louis. She received her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Missouri – St. Louis. She worked as a research chemist for many years at St. Louis University Medical School and Washington University Medical School. In various partnerships, Sprinkle wrote professional articles arising from her work with those institutions.

Sprinkle and her family eventually moved to Memphis, where she completed her teaching certification. She taught chemistry for several years and served as head of the science department at a private Catholic girls’ school in Memphis. Since then, Sprinkle has written study questions for five books, relating authors’ words to Biblical truths. These works have been used for women’s Bible study.

Sprinkle also co-authored Common Sense and an Uncommon God: A Patriotic Devotional. This “patriotic” book inspires readers using quotes from each U.S. president to highlight God’s unmistakable and powerful role in America. Sprinkle and her co-author Kendra Armstrong said this devotional also helps readers to get plugged into the “only source of power guaranteed in a chaotic world.”

 

Author Kendra Armstrong and her co-author Deborah Sprinkle are coming to Central Library on Saturday, October 5 for Bookstock 2013.Kendra Armstrong is an attorney, writer, speaker, and patriotic American. She has a passion for seeking and teaching the godly perspective on political and social issues to help change the world for Christ.

Born in Denver, Colorado, Armstrong was raised and educated in Memphis, Tennessee. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Rhodes College, her Master of Science degree from the University of Memphis, and her Juris Doctor from the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis.

Armstrong is also a member of Hope Presbyterian Church, where she has served as a deaconess, Sunday school teacher, and member of the Women’s Ministry Writing and Speaking Team.

In addition, Armstrong co-authored Common Sense and an Uncommon God: A Patriotic Devotional. This “patriotic” book inspires readers using quotes from each U.S. president to highlight God’s unmistakable and powerful role in America. Armstrong and her co-author Deborah Sprinkle said this devotional also helps readers to get plugged into the “only source of power guaranteed in a chaotic world.”

 

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Author Heather DeBerry Stephens is coming to Central Library on Saturday, October 5 for Bookstock 2013.Heather DeBerry Stephens is a wife, mother, author, and administrator. She has been married to Dale L. Stephens for 13 years, and they have two sons and two daughters, ages 12, 10, 7, and two.

A native of Jackson, Tennessee, Stephens is a 1991 graduate of Jackson Central Merry High School and a 1995 graduate of Lane College. Currently, she is a full-time administrator at Abundant Life Fellowship Church, under the auspices of Pastor James E. Henderson.

After being displaced from her birth mother, Stephens developed a passion for helping mothers to grow by self-examination and commitment to godly values in raising their children.

Stephens said she desires to stark a positive, “self-help” movement for mothers of all walks of life, through the message of her book, “Mama Didn’t Half-step”. As the pages turn, Stephens explains how refraining from simple shortcomings can help mothers to restore their families. Her witty catch phrase, “Just don’t half-step” is a message that Stephens said she hopes will penetrate in the hearts and minds of mothers all over the world. She will promote her book at Bookstock 2013 on Saturday, October 5 at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library.

 

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Author Michael Thompson is coming to Central Library on Saturday, October 5 for Bookstock 2013.Michael Thompson is the author of four novels. Prior to launching his writing career, Thompson was a successful advertising agency owner and creative director whose Memphis firm won numerous national and international creative awards.

More recently, his love for the written word resulted in The Parchman Preacher, a Christian suspense novel that was released in mid-July by Balboa Press. It is available at ParchmanPreacher.com, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon.

Thompson also pinned two volumes of DAVID: The Illustrated Novel. The first volume won second place for Best Graphic Novel, an Independent Publishers’ award, and the second volume won Best Graphic Novel and Best Interior Design from The International Book Awards. Thompson also wrote a third novel called JALA, a sci-fi thriller about a future without clean water.

 He will promote his most recent book, The Parchman Preacher, at Bookstock 2013 on Saturday, October 5 at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library.