Author: Johnnie Sue Bridges
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About My Books
Johnnie Sue Bridges incredible life story began with the release of her first book, the highly acclaimed Shadows And Scars—A beautiful story that captures the essence of living in the Appalachian Mountains of Middlesboro,
Editor: Heidi George
Book # 1 Shadows And Scars
The night we left Middlesboro, Kentucky, was a cold blue night. As we past by the stock barn where we had been so many times before in the warmth of a beautiful sunny day, I thought to myself, “Something tells me I will never see this place again.” There was no heat in the car, and the bitter icy cold winds blew up through the back seat where Linda Gail and little Junebug sat holding each other, wrapped in a quilt shivering, but without saying a word. We were so cold, and I was so angry. As I silently wept, I must have dozed off. When I woke, it was daylight, and we were in Kenosha, Wisconsin. I looked out the window and my first thought was, “The only difference between this place and hell is-fire and ice.” And if I had thought for one second that Wisconsin was hell on earth, I was really in for a rude awakening. We arrived in downtown Detroit on a Greyhound bus in the wee hours of the night, right after the riots. Never in all my life had I ever seen such a wretched place.
The sequel, book # 2 “Motown Girl Sister Golden Hair, chronicles her roller coaster ride through the early 70’s growing up in the inner city of Detroit’s Westside. Hitting the teen years during the underground time of extreme change, uprisings, experimenting with everything under the sun, came at a very high price—robbery of her self worth and most importantly, the stolen innocence of the ones she dearly loved. Highly educated in cultured urban habit, she was forevermore restless and ran incessantly. It was by the grace of God that she eventually changed and escaped. However, some of those she held closest to her heart paid the piper with their lives.
In her own words, “No one told us that stuff would kill ya.”
The Middlesboro Daily News written by Sarah Marcle.
Love, Laughter and Lessons Learned
Johnnie Sue Bridges
MIDDLESBORO — Everyone can relate to sitting down with friends and reminiscing about old times. No matter how young or how old you may be, everybody has a story of “back in the day.” Memories of love, laughter and lessons learned are what makes us unique in who we are. Simply put, those memories are our life. The story of life for Middlesboro native and highly acclaimed author Johnnie Sue Bridges in her second biographical release, Motown Girl: Sister Golden Hair is one that cannot go unnoticed. Motown Girl is a book that breaks your heart, mends it back together, brings a smile to your face, tears to your eyes and ultimately gives you a sense of serenity, knowing that we are not our own keeper. Motown Girl: Sister Golden Hair is set in the 1970’s and depicts Bridges’ life as an adolescent. Growing up in the inner city of
Book # 3 of my series
Run BabyGirl Run
The year was 1973. A fourteen-year-old girl hitchhiked across the country to the Pacific Coast, then back to the Atlantic Ocean. Her mother died when she was only eleven years old and never knowing a father, there had to be a way of validating her very existence and to discover why she was on this planet. The answers were all around her; however, she would not be able to recognize them until years later. Meeting with many life-threatening situations, it’s a thousand wonders she is still alive to tell her story.
Run BabyGirl Run is written with gutwrenching honesty and allows the reader to see into the very depths of this beautiful young girl’s soul.
Editor: Jackie Hurst
4th Book of the Series Coming Soon!
From the BOTTOM to the Grave
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