Diana Lynette Chambers, the second of eight children and sister Janice Corinne Lee, the sixth of eight children were born to John and Mary Burrus. Growing up in Evening Shade in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, they learned early that life is not always easy; and that enjoyment comes not from things of this world, but from the blessings God provides.
Janice is married to ArlisLee Jr. and has six children and several grandchildren. Janice studied at Russellville Technical College as well as Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. She has owned and managed her own business, with expertise in Office and Computer management as well as Literature. She worked for a time in the office of English, Philosophy, and Languages at ASU.
Chambers and Lee are writers of the heart. Both have uniquely developed writing styles which complement each other in many ways. Chasing Rainbows is their debut novel. It is set in the small German Township of Bremen, Indiana in the year of 1918. The story delivers a gripping tale of a young man whose life is altered forever by the horrendous Spanish Influenza Pandemic of the early 1900s, and the effects of WWI.
In 'Chasing Rainbows' during an earth shattering moment, Sheldon's life is changed forever. The influenza epidemic of 1918 had already taken many lives, now it resulted in the untimely death of his wife, Lila and their newborn. In what seemed like a single breath, the people Sheldon loved most where gone, and his rock-solid faith shaken to the core. Why was God letting this happen? What had he done to deserve such agony? "I've always been faithful." he thought, "I have always believed." Just when he thought things could not get worse, they did. At the graveside service of his family, Sheldon is suddenly arrested on suspicion of being a German spy. Still shocked over the deaths of his family, he is ripped away and transported to a military prison for questioning, where Sheldon pleads with God for answers. Shortly after his release from prison, he stumbles upon a young woman in tears. She's deeply broken, and while trying to offer some comfort, Sheldon suddenly realizes that God has spared him for a purpose.
"We consistently strive to offer local artists and authors of the Spring River Area" comments owner Greg Bess. " We have 2 -3 book signings a month, feature local art on our walls, and offer live music on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. We are excited to offer this venue for these fine new local authors."
In addition to this book signing, Words/AfterWords is proud to debut the art of Jonesboro Watercolorist Suzanne Churchill.
Suzanne's work will grace the cafe' walls through mid-August.
Words Bookstore and AfterWords Cafe' are located at 201 Spring Street in Hardy, just one short block north of Main Street on Spring Street. There is plenty of parking with handicap accessibility off the 1st Street parking lot at the rear of the store. The public is invited to come meet the authors, who grew up in Evening Shade, and get a autographed copy of Chasing Rainbows.
For more information call Words at 870-856-5579 or visit www.wordsafterwords.com.