Spanning the years of the Great Depression through the nostalgia of the 90’s, this Texas saga is chock-full of passion, wanderlust and the unbelievable struggles one woman endures while learning life the hard way.  In her own words, Annie Mae openly and honestly tells it like it was.  No holes-barred as they say.  Her memoir is an open book. 

Stricken with the burden of self-survival and five children to care for, she is forced to track down their father for food, shelter and the love she so desperately desires and her children deserve.  Poverty, neglect, abuse and alcoholism become a way of life.  Only a strong woman with wit, grit and compassion could survive the turmoil of being uprooted or abandoned every few years.  Laugh, cry and be amazed at the magnitude of tenacity, cleverness and a dash of stubbornness that make her world go round.

"I just finished reading your book. Your grandmother was fascinating. I am in awe of her life and the many things she went through. She was full of grit, but had a big heart. I can only imagine how proud you must be to put your Grandmothers' life on paper for others to enjoy."

Margie Estes Shirley - Madisonville, Tennessee

"The last book I read was The Outsiders in 1974, not an avid reader, however I read On a Pedestal because I know the writer.  I couldn't put it down.  A stellar page turner that will make a grown man cry.  A story with heart & soul.

"Wow, great read. Didn't want to put it down once I got started. What challenges she faced on a daily basis. She must have been a very strong woman, just wish I could have met her in person but now I feel like I know her."

Kelly Shea - Galveston, Texas

"A page-turner for sure.  I fell in love with the characters and their quirky personalities.  Very entertaining"

Annette Ehnot - Houston, Texas

Carl Morris - Pearland, Texas


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