Living History with Julie & Rick Clarke

“We would encourage younger readers to learn from history so we can understand how to work together today.  Also, don’t hide your light under a bushel, but let it shine.

Perhaps the best way to know history is to relive it, which is what authors Julie and Rick Clarke have done and written about…

Jim Wall Coaching (JWC): You live, love and write history. Which came first: doing reenactments or writing your book?

Julie and Rick: The reenactments came first. We had to follow the steps of the ancestors before we had enough information to write a book.

JWC: Your book is Pauline D’Alvigny Campbell, Civil War Nurse, Her Life and Times of War in Atlanta. What was the catalyst for writing a book about Pauline? Continue reading “Living History with Julie & Rick Clarke”

Claire Underwood Hertzler and The High Sheriff of Greene

“As I neared the finish line, I had to forego my three mornings at the gym; my only exercise became sitting at the computer!”

Claire Underwood Hertzler recently released her first book, The High Sheriff of Greene, based on the life of a legendary Georgia sheriff.

Claire’s writings include these published articles:  “Travel Insurance Tips,” Transitions Abroad Magazine; “Encounter With God,” Church Recreation Magazine; and “Easter at Flat Rock,” Georgia Magazine, also about Greene County, Georgia.  She has two articles in The Pens in the Piedmont, an anthology released July, 2017 by the East Metro Atlanta Christian Writers.

In addition to writing, Claire was one of the first activists fighting human trafficking in Atlanta. She is active in Atlanta’s North Avenue Presbyterian Church.

Jim Wall Coaching (JWC): This is your first published book. What prompted you to write this story as your first?

Claire: I had been considering writing a book set in Greene County, Georgia, because I grew up there. I knew Sheriff Wyatt by sight – “there go Wyatt and Taylor”; however, I never expected to write a book about a sheriff! So it’s been a surprise to me.  It’s like L.L. Wyatt’s name came to me from outside myself and the more doors the opened to me, the more I felt called to write his story.   Continue reading “Claire Underwood Hertzler and The High Sheriff of Greene”