Esther, “Queen Esther” to her family, has a rich love affair with words that spans eight decades. At five, she sought solitude under the kitchen table with her favorite book. At fourteen, she earned money by listening to the jukebox in her uncle’s café and writing out the lyrics for a local band. In school, classmates always checked their answers with hers before turning in their papers.
Upon graduation, she completed a Bachelors in English and Master’s in Library Science. Her 34-year career as a public-school Librarian ensured she was always surrounded by thousands of books. After retirement, she pursued her passion for writing which blossomed after she was awarded the Frances Shaw Fellowship for Women Writers at Lake Forest Artist’s Colony near Chicago. Her short stories led to literary awards and found a receptive audience with both editors and readers of major Texas magazines and newspapers.
A modern-day Griot or storyteller, this book is Esther's life’s dream, her passion fulfilled. It brings her love for God and the written word of the Bible to life. Like her namesake, Esther steps out confidently and boldly while calling our nation to turn their minds, hearts, and spirits to God and His Word. She was born for such a time as this.