Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Herstine Wright  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: in Mound Bayou, Mississippi

E-Mail: --

Illinois Connection

Dr. Herstine Wright has lived in Chicago for many years. She attended Carver Elementary and William Jones Commercial High School. She completed her graduate studies at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and Governors State University in University Park, and Midwest College.

Biographical and Professional Information

Dr. Herstine Wright was born in a small southern town, known for its rich heritage and founded by ex-slaves, to sharecroppers. In 1965 she, along with her family, migrated to Chicago, where she attended and graduated from the Chicago Public Schools. For 34 years she was employed as an educator. Thirty-two years she worked for the community colleges in Illinois teaching Business Education and English courses.

She is the Co-founder of Advocates of Change/OPIB and S.A.L.T.E.D (Saving A Life To End Destruction)Non-profit organizations. She has authored eight (8) powerful books that are distributed around the world. She is also the recipient of the prestigious M3:16 Magazine Community Excellence Award for her exemplary work in the community.

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability: Yes.

Contact: Dr. Herstine Wright at Her speaking fees are negotiable. She prefers speaking to a Christian audience about Biblical principles that affect their walk with God, which are topics she has written about in all of her books.

Selected Titles At Your Library

A Report from the Heights.
ISBN: 9780988779716. OCLC Number: 973291553

Sonflower Pub. .

ISBN: 0971341699. OCLC Number: 971925056


Firestarters! :
ISBN: 9780971341647. OCLC Number: 786271585

Sonflower Pub.,. .

Firestarters is book of worship and authority. It is also a revelation of the baptism of fire and the purpose of God's presence that resides in us.

Inheriting His holy mountain /
ISBN: 0971341605. OCLC Number: 48474159

Sonflower Pub.,. .

The LORD Gave Me A Song Too
ISBN: 0988779722. OCLC Number:

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The POWER of KNOW In The Word, Worship, Works
ISBN: 9780988779761. OCLC Number:

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ISBN: 0988779757. OCLC Number: 1079869604