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WELCOME, FANS OF SIDNEY ST. JAMES!

Sidney St. James abandoned his corporate career to become a digital nomad and full-time writer of fiction and creative historical nonfiction novels. He's an avid blogger, podcaster, and, of course, a teller of stories and writer of novels. Along the way, he’s an author helping other writers, bloggers, and podcasters achieve their self-publishing goals while turning out three to four new novels per year. Join him at BeeBop Publishing Group, where he shares tips, advice, and lots of inspiration to self-publishing authors with an independent spirit.

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WELCOME, FANS OF SIDNEY ST. JAMES!

Sidney St. James abandoned his corporate career to become a digital nomad and full-time writer of fiction and creative historical nonfiction novels. He's an avid blogger, podcaster, and, of course, a teller of stories and writer of novels. Along the way, he’s an author helping other writers, bloggers, and podcasters achieve their self-publishing goals while turning out three to four new novels per year. Join him at BeeBop Publishing Group, where he shares tips, advice, and lots of inspiration to self-publishing authors with an independent spirit.

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    Episode 17: A Memorial Tribute to All Who Came Home Alive During Operation Magic Carpet Shouting, "Home Alive in '45!"

    Episode 17: A Memorial Tribute to All Who Came Home Alive During Operation Magic Carpet Shouting, "Home Alive in '45!"

    Operation Magic Carpet was the most extensive combined air and sealift ever organized during wartime. Elmer A. Struss, my father, was an officer in the Navy, one of many assigned this task and helped bring back home millions of soldiers at the end of WWII. It was called… by all the servicemen and women, as the scope expanded worldwide, as “Home Alive By ’45!”

    My special presentation on this Memorial Weekend is of the First Nighttime Torpedo Drop in Naval History, Operation Magic Carpet, and action in the theater of Northern Africa. Today, my words are a tribute to the patriotism about Eagle Lake, Texas’ Three Musketeers, as they were known in school in the 1920s and 1930s… Robert Jack “Coogie” Ney, Elmer A. Struss and Freddie R. Frnka.

    "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same." - President Ronald Reagan

    "As we set today aside to honor and thank our veterans, let us be mindful that we should do this every day of the year and not just one." – Beth Pennington

    "Our flag, Old Glory, doesn’t fly because the wind moves it. It flies proudly with the very last breath of each soldier who died protecting it." - Sidney St. James

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    Have you ever moved into your new house and found it was haunted? See other novels, This Old House and Guitar by Sidney St. James

    Also, part of the Home Alive in '45 was Project Sunset!

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    Episode 16: Have You Ever Moved into Your New House to Find Out it's Haunted? I Did!

    Episode 16: Have You Ever Moved into Your New House to Find Out it's Haunted? I Did!

    Owing a home is one of our great American dreams, something we all aspire to do in our early years of life. There's something about having a tiny part of planet Earth to call your own that inspires a sense of both security and pride. Getting the keys handed over to you at closing for your very first home is always a cause for celebration: you open the door, cross the threshold, possibly carrying the woman you love in your arms, and go inside your very own castle - whether it be an apartment or a single-family home in a quiet residential subdivision.

    Have you ever moved into your new house and found it was haunted? See other novels, This Old House and Guitar by Sidney St. James

    Tell me this. What happens if you are one of those unfortunate new home buyers who makes a bone-chilling discovery that you and your family, not to mention your pets, are not the only ones who reside in your home sweet home?

    Living in a haunted house can be stressful for many reasons. There's the emotional stress that comes with being continuously in fear of whats just around the corner, as well as the financial stress that occurs when particularly active ghosts wreak their eerie business around the house: they break things and send the energy bill sky high with their constant tinkering with the lights or the air conditioning thermostat! Knocking picture frames off the walls, etc. Moreover, it's definitely unsettling to feel as though you are never alone and always being watched, especially in the one place you hope some privacy. There was one such house near Glidden, Texas that was in such bad shape, the community advertised that on October 31stat 7 pm, a contest to see who could remain in the house all night.

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    Episode 15: The Long Road to Forgiveness - Faith - Seventy Times Seven

    Episode 15: The Long Road to Forgiveness - Faith - Seventy Times Seven

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    THE THREE DIFFERENT STEPS TOWARDS FINDING FORGIVENESS

    FAITH – SEVENTY TIMES SEVEN BY SIDNEY ST. JAMES (A True Story of Forgiveness)

    From the memoirs of the first ordained woman minister in the state of Louisiana, Rev. Ada Caston Slaton Bonds, as Moderator for the General Assembly six years in a row. Given the official title of Mother of All Presbyteries of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Active in the ministry for 55+ years, almost longer than any other woman in the United States. Known throughout the South as the greatest Evangelical minister in all denominations.

    Given the title of the representative to God for her “Pure Womanhood” by the Ku Klux Klan No. 60.

    Numerous scriptures were found in her Red Chief Notebooks about Forgiveness.

    The story of her life written in the creative historical nonfiction genre.

    How Often Do We Have to Forgive?

    Matthew 18:21-22. Then Peter came up and said to him, "Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?" Jesus said to him, "I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven."

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    As soon as Jesus rose from the dead and made his first visit to the disciples, he breathed the Holy Spirit on them and then spoke to them about forgiveness.

    John 20:21-23. Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” 22 And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”

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    One text that speaks about the consequences of unforgiveness. 

    Matthew 18:23-35. The parable begins with the King forgiving the debt of one of his servants who cried for mercy. After that this same servant, who was forgiven, mercilessly charged one of his fellow servants. The fellow servant likewise cried for mercy. But it was thrown in the prison by the pardoned servant until the debt was repaid. The King learned of this and was outraged.

    The outcome of the story is narrated in Matthew 18: 32-35. “Then the master called the servant in. ‘You wicked servant,’ he said, ‘I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. 33. Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?’ 34. In anger his master handed him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed. 35. “This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother or sister from your heart.”

    The song at the end of the podcast was sung by Fernando Ortega… “Lord, I Want to be Like Jesus in My Heart!”

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    Faith – Seventy Times Seven

    Seeing the Power of God – Does One Have to Believe in the Bible to be a Christian?

    Genesis – Stepping Onto the Shore and Finding It's Heaven

    Hallelujah - He is not Here; He Has Risen (Luke 24: 6)

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    Episode 14: The Making of True Loves Ways by Sidney St. James

    Episode 14: The Making of True Loves Ways by Sidney St. James

    n 1965, Peter & Gordon sang the song written by Buddy Holly called "True Love Ways." As a youngster, I danced my first slow song with a woman in the Community Center who I decided would be my wife one day. She was from Deer Park, Texas. Funny how life branches out in many directions… it never happened.

    Our story, much like the song, is unique because it is both romantic and realistic. It recognizes the truth: that sometimes life will be difficult. Our leading characters will cry, but they'll work through it together. It might possibly bring them closer. While this song acknowledges the outside world (sharing joys with those who really care), it is also intimate. "Just you and I" know these ways of true love.

    I've often thought of this song in terms of a couple starting out – the use of "will by and by," "throughout the days," and "will bring us" suggests that they're looking into the times ahead; yet, it's applicable in far greater scope as seen in the writing of this novel.

    In our story, Marco Naumann has fallen in love with Simone Wolfensohn in New Orleans. She was most definitely a catch of any young man. However, she lived in high society and demanded that Marco be wealthy before getting married.

    She found a way by his marrying a dying girl, Miss Kerstin Hoffman, who would soon inherit several million dollars of a magnificent estate in the Dutchy of Oldenburg in Germany. Marco was to marry her, and when she died, take the inheritance, and come back for Simone's hand in marriage.

    Kerstin laid on her death bed as Marco walked back into her life after a fifteen-year absence. "I love you, Marco like you're the very last of my kind. You speak the same language as me. Oh, God, Marco, to be around you is like finally not being alone…as if all my life I've been isolated in a windowless room. Then, after all these years, you walk through the doorway, across the room, into my life, as if you were strolling over a summer meadow. How is it, Marco, that you are much, much more than sunshine?  How is it you breathe life when there isn't anyone else that can? Tell me, Marco… why is it you are my medicine?  Who could love me more than you? So, Marco, from this moment forward, know this…while I breathe, I am yours in mind, body, and soul. I love you!"

    Our story has many twists and turns. In the first of a two-part edition, we find that there's another possible descendant, a cousin named Norman Hoffman, who works in a small mining community outside San Francisco. He is the son of the second-born, Florian Hoffman.

    He gathers all his documents that prove his identity and begins his travel to New Orleans to present his papers to the law firm, Slaton & Slaton, down on Poydras. However, his travels come to an abrupt stop. One will have to wait and find out if the wolves devour him in the forest after a bullet passes through his chest.

    Lots of questions go unanswered. Does Kerstin Hoffman live or die? Does Marco inherit the great fortune and return to Simone for her hand in marriage. Does Norman Hoffman survive and prove that he is next in line for the grand estate's wealth in Oldenburg, Germany.




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    Episode 013: The Making of "I Am Woman" - A Story of Women's Rights and State's Rights; Crossing the Threshold and Saying 'I Do" was Committing Civil Death!

    Episode 013: The Making of "I Am Woman" - A Story of Women's Rights and State's Rights; Crossing the Threshold and Saying 'I Do" was Committing Civil Death!

    Episode 13: A Podcast of the Sidney St. James Show

    Burn, Baby, Burn! – Take the long-held assumption, found even in some of the most respected history books, that 1960s feminists exhibited against the establishment by setting fire to their bras. I grew up during this era. But where did it all begin? Maybe with Susan B. Anthony and others at the Seneca Falls meeting in New York in 1848? Follow my most exciting new adventure in this fiction novel based on actual facts as Dianne Jenkins loves one man, Russell Keiner, with her heart but despites him and all men with her mind. Follow her as she graduates from college and attempts to fight for Women’s Rights. Our story has its beginning in 1860 with Abraham Lincoln having been just elected president of the United States… the long road to suffrage 1848 to 1920.

    Let’s find out just what one senator said in 1968, “Feminists are only braless, brainless broads!”

    I Am Woman - Hear Me Roar, Part I and I Am Woman - I am invincible, Part 2 of this two-part series,  hit the book stores on August 18, 2020, celebrating 100 long years from the passing of the Nineteenth Amendment securing women’s right to vote in the United States of America!

    In the 1800s, the rights usually enjoyed by women were often taken away when she married. As a matter of fact, a woman gave up so many civil and property rights upon walking across that threshold that she was said to be entering a state of “civil death.” One such woman who would not stand for this inequality was Dianne Jenkins. She loves Reverend Russell Keiner with all her heart but hates him with all her mind. Her moving speech as Magna Cum Laude at Hampton’s College describes her feeling toward inequality while not pulling any punches.

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    Episode 12: The Runaway Scrape - The Midwives Who Served at the Birth of the Republic of Texas!

    Episode 12: The Runaway Scrape - The Midwives Who Served at the Birth of the Republic of Texas!

    The rush to the Louisiana border was known to the Texans as the Runaway Scrape, the Great Runaway, or the Sabine Shoot. Whatever one calls it, the wild exodus was a nightmare of terror and suffering for women and children across the Lone Star State. It was only their burning desire for retribution that made it possible for them to keep going.

    REMEMBER THE ALAMO! REMEMBER GOLIAD! COME AND TAKE IT!

    Dilue Rose Harris told her story for the Eagle Lake Headlight in Eagle Lake, Texas, in 1900.

    Delicate women trudged from day to day until their shoes were literally worn out and continued their journey to the east with bare feet, lacerated and bleeding at almost every step. Their clothes were scant and provided no means of shelter from frequent drenching downpours and bitterly cold winds.

    --- Soldier from the Battle of San Jacinto

    In efforts to escape the tyranny of General Santa Anna, the older men, women, and children found the few ferries to cross the waterways could not accommodate the large volumes of traffic. At Lynch’s Ferry, over five thousand people were waiting to get across.

    --- Dilue Rose Harris

    In the group of women with Dilue Rose Harris, one recalled in her memoirs that there were very few white men in the hundreds in her group. The African Americans seemed to be the protectors of most of the families. She had nothing but the highest praise for the Men of Color without whose help they may never have succeeded.

    --Mary S. Helm

    Not wishing the women and children to see their homes put to the torch in Gonzales, Texas, Sam Houston led the civilians out of the small community. Then he ordered that no roof large enough to shelter a Mexican’s head should be left standing.

    Finally, the women of the Runaway Scrape or the Sabine Shoot, or the Great Runaway justifiably could regard themselves as Veterans of the Texas Revolution. They endured dangers and hardships as harsh as those faced by their soldier-husbands. Not as commonly lauded over the last almost two hundred years, their efforts were just as important.

    Santa Anna had no secret of his objective. He wanted to drink a cup of coffee from the waters of the Sabine River and, on the way, rid Texas of all perfidious foreigners. His campaign ended on April 21, 1836.

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