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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 [].

Selected Titles At Your Library

Adam of Ifé :
ISBN: 0916418804. OCLC Number: 45732994

Lotus Press,. .

Back porch watermelon
ISBN: 9781616584078. OCLC Number: 706076366

Out of Isreal Publications,. .

Additional Title Information

  • Back Porch Watermelon

    , 2010

  • Articles of a Church Predator

    , Adonai Designs, 2012

  • Uncle Peaches & Nem: Poetry Cafe' Au lait

    , 2013


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

    Speaking Engagements

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    I'm available for Motivational Speaking, Lectures, Book Tours, Storyteller, Book Fairs and Young Author's Programs