Life-long resident of Mississippi, Ramona Bridges spent 26 years working as a nurse. About 6 years ago, with no formal training, she embarked upon writing her first novel. Even today, Ramona says the hardest thing about writing is finding the time and inspiration to do so.
In what turned out to be an award winning debut novel, she weaves an unforgettable story about unfailing love, deceit, and forgiveness set against a background of strife and hardship in late-1800’s Mississippi. With a cast of characters that will capture your imagination and your heart, Sweet By and By celebrates God’s promise of faith and hope amidst life’s inevitable disappointments. The recipient of the 2012 MLA Award for Fiction, Sweet By and By is Book 1 in her ‘story about love’ trilogy. Standing On the Promises is Book 2 in the series, followed by An Unclouded Day. Her first children’s book, entitled What Will We Do Today?, is scheduled for release in the fall of 2014.
In all of Ramona’s books she lets her Christian faith shine through and uses her writings to inspire others to trust in God and have hope when life’s troubles seem insurmountable. She expertly paints a vivid picture of Mississippi with her words and writes about characters that any Mississippian will feel they knew personally. In a state where we are so tied to our landscapes and history, Ramona invites readers in to get to know our culture and trace our roots.
Update Feb 2014: Ramona’s books are currently being made into a movie! Meet Ramona at the Handmade USA Show March 7-8, 2015 and purchase a copy of her books and she will autograph them for you! Read the books before you see the movie!
By Lynnsey Douglas
Taken from Magnolia State of Mind 2014 edition. The official magazine of the Mississippi Craft Show. www.magnoliastateofmind.com
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