Thursday, September 9, 2010

Pottstown native publishes 'An Illogical, Improbable, Incredible Love'

Here I call myself a book blogger and I haven’t ever mentioned the Contemporary Christian Fiction genre before.

Before today that is.

I recently received an e-mail from a former resident of Sanatoga and Boyertown, Theresa (Buckwalter) Yerkes asking for a little publicity for her latest novel.

Yerkes (pictured at right), currently a resident of Woodruff, S.C., published her second full-length novel through Outskirts Press in July.
A 1958 graduate of Pottstown High School, Yerkes grew up on a farm on Rupert Road in Sanatoga and, after marriage, lived in the Hill Church area, outside Boyertown, for several years.

While in the Pottstown and Boyertown area, Yerkes a horse lover, rode with the Blue Spruce Riding Club of Alburtis and the Good Fellowship Riding Club of Birdsboro. She is now retired after a career in business.

According to Yerkes’ bio on the Outskirts Press site, "the author herself is a ‘country girl,’ now living in quiet retirement in Upstate South Carolina after raising four children and working in the business world. She now delights in family gatherings with her children, their spouses and her eleven grandchildren, and she rejoices in God’s providential care and leading in their lives."

Her first book, "From Earth’s Sorrows," was published by Outskirts Press in March 2010; her second, "An Illogical, Improbable, Incredible Love" was just released the end of July.
Her books are written under the pen name, Terry Mae — a name she chose while a student at Pottstown High School, she said.

Yerkes described her books as being "of the Contemporary Christian Fiction genre with action, adventure and romance woven into these stories that have their primary settings in modern day Colorado."

Her 336-page paperback, "From Earth’s Sorrows," is the first in a two-book series that tells the story of a young Wyoming rancher who experiences a grievous personal loss in the tragic death of his beloved wife and young son.

"He is so traumatized, overwhelmed with grief and despairing of life itself that he is committed to a psychiatric hospital. After many weeks of treatment and counseling, he sets out on a journey to see if there really is any reason for him to go on living. What he finds is more than he could ever imagined or hoped for, when circumstances lead him to experience a whole new dimension in his life and a future with far different values and priorities from those of the past," she writes. The sequel, "To Heaven’s Joys," is slated for release this fall.

Yerkes’ most recently released book, "An Illogical, Improbable, Incredible Love," is the first of a companion series, with some interlinked characters and events between the two series. The 324-page paperback, is about the life and most unusual whirlwind romance of a middle-age divorcee from Charlottesville, Va.

"It has its setting in the charming Colorado mountain resort town of Frisco," she writes.

Yerkes plans to follow this book by a sequel entitled, "An Enduring, Endearing, Extraordinary Love."

She says that her books are all priced at $14.95 (or $5 per Kindle download) and are available through the O
utskirts Press website. Her books are also available through online booksellers including and Barnes & Noble.

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