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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Mae Catherine Godhigh  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Children Non-Fiction

Audience: Children;

Born: 1954 in Peoria, IL

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Illinois Connection

Mae Catherine lives in Peoria, IL.

Biographical and Professional Information

Mae Catherine Godhigh is a staff writer for the Peoria Traveler Weekly Newspaper. A native of Peoria, Illinois; she is the eldest of six children in a black working-class family. As a child, she displayed an early interest in literature.She made her debut as a Christian author in 2008 with her first book, ''Back Porch Watermelon''. In 2012, she published her second book, ''Articles of a Church Predator''. APC continues to open doors to numerous speaking engagements and conferences. Two of her books are listed on the International market. Godhigh has prodigious research about civil rights activism and martyrs as well as about her family’s personal journey in the violence of those times. After the publication of her third book, ''Uncle Peaches & Nem’ Poetry Café’Au lait Volume 1'', she soon gained the attention of both critics and a wider audience for her unerring ear for dialogue, and her poetically-charged and richly-expressive depictions of Black America. For additional information and purchase of her books, please visit Mae Catherine [].

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Titles At Your Library

Articles of a Church Predator
ISBN: 0615642780

Mae Catherine Godhigh. 2012

Articles of a Church Predator gives precise insight into the dark forces which have penetrated our churches. For the benefit of the Body, the author strategically identifies these church predators for the purpose of exposing the operations of the enemy, and rescuing souls from the enemy's grasp. To those who read this book and apply its wise principles-the same will be saved from spiritual entrapments.

Uncle Peaches & Nem Poetry Cafe Au Lait Volume 1
ISBN: 0615828108

Mae Catherine Godhigh. 2013


Back Porch Watermelon was accepted to the deGrummond Children's Literature Collection, McCain Library and Archives at the University of Southern Mississippi.

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