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Corinda Pitts Marsh

Corinda Pitts Marsh

Biography

I am first a grandmother then a Southern writer, raised and steeped in the traditions of the deep South. I returned to college at the age of 44, a challenge which certainly changed my life. I fell in love with words and will never recover from that addiction. My favorite authors are Thomas Wolfe, Ernest Hemingway, Albert Camus, and Friedrich Nietzsche. I enjoy study of the paranormal and deep human emotions. Writing for me is a way of knowing. My doctorate is in 20th Century American Literature, but my interests range far and wide. Taking the lead from T.S. Eliot, I steal from those who have come before. Plato and Milton as well as many others are often my literary playmates. I had an imaginary friend when I was four years old, so perhaps I never recovered. I once heard a professor say that for every book one writes, he or she must read 1000 others. This holds true for me. The writers we study become a part of who we are if we are paying attention, and I hope my antennas are tuned to the proper channels. When I’m not reading or writing, I enjoy growing orchids, watching birds, and cooking for my family.

Books

Holocaust in the Homeland: Black Wall Street's Last Days

Corinda Pitts Marsh

$2.99

Soon to be in movie theaters, Holocaust in the Homeland tells the story of one of the darkest days in US history. Envious locals in Tulsa dubbed the Greenwood section "Black Wall Street" because of its economic success, but that success was obliterated by a riot in 1921. The riot completely razed Greenwood, destroying the lives of its 10,000 residents. This account sees the events through the eyes of a fictional reporter. It offers perspective and hope. The events of Memorial Day, 1921 were hidden for the better part of a century, but knowing the truth about that day is critical to understanding ourselves and our motives and will ultimately make us all safer in an unsafe world. Today, just as in 1921, media hype too often obscures truth and embraces hype because hype is more interesting. The truth about this event must no longer be kept secret. Follow Sam Stackhouse, an old man remembering, as he discovers truth and wisdom.

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Behind the Tupelo Tree: Secrets of the South Vols. I and II

Corinda Pitts Marsh

$3.99

Two strong Southern women, one a slave and the other a slave owner, forge a family dynasty with the men they love. These women must brave turbulent times and decide right and wrong in a hostile world too often based on color and gender. They form an alliance that lasts for generations. Pivotal in the lives of these women, big Earl loves them both and protects them, risking his own life. Coming to them from the block in New Orleans with heavy iron chains on his ankles, Earl changes their lives forever. Later he does the same for a third woman from another world. His legacy carries him into the next century as his son stands behind the Tupelo tree watching helplessly as an innocent man is lynched. The intertwining of these lives tells the story Behind the Tupelo Tree. To see more books by this author, see Behind the Tupelo Tree Facebook page.

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Finding Ann: The Silent Journey

Corinda Pitts Marsh

$2.99

Why do women stay with abusers? Ann lost herself in the silence of denial. She stumbled through life being kicked and abused, but she hid it from people who loved her. She protected one man by allowing another to harm her. She had made her bed. Now she must lie in it as society demanded. Only when forced to do so, did she end the horror. Ann's story is dedicated to her sisters throughout the world, who endure the silent horrors of domestic abuse.

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Thomas Wolfe: Aline Bernstein's Dark Brooding Flower

Corinda Pitts Marsh

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Aline Bernstein referred to Thomas Wolfe as a dark, brooding flower. She saw the darkest side of him and loved him in spite of the darkness. She supported him financially and emotionally while he wrote Of Time and the River, The Web and the Rock, and Look Homeward, Angel. She was Esther Jack, his most believable character. She provided raw material for his novels and contributed to his theme of illusions versus reality.

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Illusions of Honor: The Truth and the Myth

Corinda Pitts Marsh

$1.99

We fool ourselves into believing the world of college athletics is honorable. Young men and women receive a college education in return for representing the college on the field or in the arena. We protest that players learn honor, sportsmanship, teamwork skills. They grow as men and women of honor. Myth--it is a myth. Most never earn an education, but they do learn to cheat and connive--anything to win. Winning isn't the most important thing; it is everything. When sports and academics clash, the winner is always the same. Basketball is business--the stakes are high. When one college president decides to have a championship regardless of the price, the dominoes begin to fall around him until he is toppled by his own game. Unfortunately, his fall brings down others who have no skin in the game. Choosing honor in a dishonorable world is a dangerous play. All the members of the president's team were not willing players, but all were losers. This is the story of one insider's observations and reactions. While the story is fiction and characters have been changed for obvious reasons, the events it is based on are not. Coaches at New Mexico State University wrote English essays for players and sent them to other colleges for basketball players they would recruit. NCAA Reports of this scandal are public record, but this is the story of one of the players who never got caught. Their secret has remained hidden for 20 years, until all threat of reprisal for revealing the truth was gone. Fingers of this corruption spread out across the country.

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Salem's Theocracy: Shattered on the Rock of Witchcraft

Corinda Pitts Marsh

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Little Dorcas Good was four years old when she was arrested for practicing witchcraft. She was chained in a dungeon jail, unable to walk about or see the light of day for months. Giles Corey was eighty years old when he was crushed to death for refusing to participate in the madness. Twenty innocent people died on Gallows Hill in Salem in 1692; more died in jail. Frightened girls accused men, women, and children of tormenting them through specters, ghosts, and witchcraft. The girls were spurred on by evil men who had hidden motives. All this was made possible by a Puritan Theocracy. Not until the theocracy smashed itself upon the rock did the tragedy end.

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Blue Butterfly Days: Dreams and Regrets

Corinda Pitts Marsh

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Can dreams predict the future--or maybe even change it? Blue Butterfly Days is a story of love and loss and one woman's journey to find peace after a tragic loss. Her first love is killed in a tragic accident on her seventeenth birthday, but she finds him in another world many years later--or does she? Sometimes the boundary between dreams and reality becomes blurred and dreams change reality. Paranormal experiences are far more common than most of us realize. Do we sense the feelings of loved ones from miles away or in another time? Or do we create in our own reality from dreams? Does time bring answers or simply more questions? Do we understand what love is when we are sixteen? Is it real only when we reach a certain age? If so, what is that age? This is the story of a woman looking for answers to those questions, but will she recognize the answers when she finds them?

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Eminent Danger

Corinda Pitts Marsh

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Why is Bruce Goodson obsessed with obtaining Stoney Parker's land? Bruce is willing to risk his wife and his money to get what he wants. As long as anyone in Mullet Cove could remember, a hermit had lived on the land beyond the lighthouse and Stoney held firmly to his grandfather's land and to his family's infamous eccentricity. Stoney was the fourth generation of Parkers born on the land but he gave it up on a hot bloody day in August. Mullet Cove sheltered secrets no one suspected until that day. Maylyn lived a short and tortured life, but she held the keys, keys that were buried with her in a dense palmetto thicket under a pile of coquina shells. Grace Goodson's beauty led her to betray her husband and force those secrets into the light of day. Ten acres of sand and palmettos tangled three families in a web that unraveled in a summer storm.

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Shooter Giggers: Diving and Spearfishing in the Florida Panhandle in the 1950's

Corinda Pitts Marsh

$2.99

The "Shooter Giggers" are a group of men who were pioneers in diving and spearfishing back in the late 1940's and 1950's. Seven of them have told their stories in their own words and have shared treasured photographs they took of their adventures.

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The Magic Dolphin: The Lady of the Lagoon (The Magic Life Book 1)

Corinda Pitts Marsh

$2.99

Brady and Lizzie Parker are struggling to grow up without their mother in 1930 in a small fishing village in North Florida. The Magic Dolphin lives in the lagoon where pirates used to camp. The dolphin follows Brady when he fishes in the Gulf of Mexico with his father and swims with the children in the lagoon near the cemetery where their mother is buried. The dolphin saves Lizzie from an attack by a savage bull shark, but when the big hurricane comes, she is nowhere to be found. A dark and beautiful lady appears to guide them to safety. When they learn the true secret of the magic dolphin, their lives are changed forever.

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B'ar Yarns: Florida Pioneer Stories

Corinda Pitts Marsh

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B'ar Yarns (Bear Yarns) is a collection of memories of a boy growing up in North Florida in the early 1900's. Eugene Pitts left these stories of pioneer life for those who follow him. He and his brothers experienced adventures children today can only dream of. He thought nothing of riding off into the swamp in the dead of night to hunt raccoons or alligators, and he didn't hesitate to jump on his Texas cow pony and take out after a 2000 pound bull armed with a 12 foot bullwhip. He loved animals and respected nature, leaving these lessons for his descendants and other children who read his story.

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