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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Mae Catherine Godhigh  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1954 in Peoria, IL

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 [].


Back Porch Watermelon

deGrummond Children's Literature Collection, McCain Library and Archives at the University of Mississippi

Peoria Lincoln Branch Library

Library of Congress

Other Honors and Awards

Valeska Hinton Early Childhood Celebrity Author

Illinois Reading Room

Library of Congress

Peoria Lincoln Branch Library

New York Public Library's Schomburg Center

Rudisell Regional Library Greenwood Branch, Tulsa Oklahoma

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) I'm available for Motivational Speaking, Lectures, Book Tours, Storyteller, Book Fairs and Young Author's Programs

Selected Titles At Your Library

Articles of a Church Predator
ISBN: 0615642780. OCLC Number:

Mae Catherine Godhigh. .

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.

Back Porch Watermelon
ISBN: 9781616584078. OCLC Number: 706076366

Out of Isreal Publications,. .

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

Mae Catherine Godhigh. .

Uncle Peaches & Nem Poetry Cafe' Au lait Volume 1 is a startling poetic account of forgotten artocities committed through diaspora. It challenges and reinterprets a host of issues related to the struggles of African-Americans and Everyday-ness. Embark upon the journey, relive the laughter, the memories of our ancestors, the horror and the tears of a people who refused to "go away."