Author

Kathryn Spurgeon writes inspirational historical fiction based on true stories. 

THE THOMAS SISTERS

Each of the Thomas sisters faces extreme circumstances that test their faith. Living in Oklahoma during the 1930s Dust Bowl makes these issues more challenging.

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Mary Bobbie, the oldest and most jovial of the sisters, keeps a terrible secret for ten years. Will her family be disappointed if they find out what she has done? Will they still respect her? 

 

 

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Sally Matilda, once a high school football queen, marries the school’s handsome running back. Her perfect life shatters when he falls into abusiveness and addictions. How will she respond when a life-changing crisis arises?

 

 

ThomasSisters_SusieMay_FC Susie May, the petite, shy middle sister, marries the most attractive band director in the country. After many moves and disappointments, what will she do when his tragic, double life becomes known in her home town?

 

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 Jennie Rue, stable and God-fearing, agrees to nurse the sickly wife of an older man with two children. When he becomes a widow and wants to marry her, is it for love or convenience?

 

 

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 Annie Crump still grieves the loss of her fiancĂ©, but a tall, good-looking barber melts her heart. For some reason, he never tells her about his former life. How will she respond when an ex-wife appears and files a lawsuit to take everything they own?

 

 

 

THE PROMISE SERIES follows a family who stayed behind in Oklahoma during the Dust Bowl days.

PromisetoBreak_FC (2).jpg A Promise to Break, Faith, Love, and Politics in the 1930s, is a historical novel about Sibyl Trimble, a well-to-do banker’s daughter who wants to help the poor, but falls in love with a destitute hobo. She struggles to decide between love and duty.

 

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A Promise Child, Faith, Loss, and Hope in the 1930s, the second in the Promise series, is also based in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Sibyl hopes to find value in becoming a perfect mother and housewife.  But do difficult things happen even while trying to do what is right?

 

NonFiction and Poetry

Jesus, One on One, forty devotionals from the book of Matthew. What if you saw Jesus face-to-face? Would you tremble in fear, shout for joy, or beg for mercy? Read about people who encountered Jesus and how he responded. He understood people’s hearts and responded to their specific needs in specific ways.

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Love from the Inside Out, a  nonfiction book about some of the women I counseled while working with prisoners and what they taught about godly love.

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Anna Lee, a story poem about a young girl’s feelings of profound love, along with the agony of loss, and God’s healing. Follow Anna Lee as she struggles for value through a difficult time in her life. Her journey will touch your

 

Writing Accomplishments

Kathryn is a member of ACFW (America Christian Fiction Writers), Oklahoma Christian Fiction Writers, and Wordwrights, an Oklahoma City Christian Writers group.

She has published more than sixty articles with Edmond Outlook, Shawnee Shopper, and Coachbiz.org. Her work has appeared in the Lutheran Digest, Moore American Newspaper, Hearts of Hope, Voices in Time and the Daily Oklahoman. She wrote a monthly column for several years called “Enhance Your Writing”.

Quiet Reflections of Hope published by Livingston Corporation includes several of her devotionals, and a dozen of her stories are included in Ignite: A Heart for the Nations.

She has written for Arise Ministries and Thanking Our Troops by Judy Howard, Dorcas Publishing, 2010. On the Writing Team of Henderson Hills Baptist Church, she helped publish 8 books, the last two A New Language of the Heart and Ignite: A Heart for the Nation

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