6/15/15

Book Promotion~ Her Finest Hour

Stephen Doster’s biography of Marjorie Catherine Terry Terry-Smith, Her Finest Hour, Published by Argus Publishing, will be released August 2015.

Terry Smith, who will turn ninety-two this August, joined the WAAF (Women’s Auxiliary Air Force) as a teenager in London, during WWII. She accomplished so many cutting-edge things for women of that day: worked in eight RAF (Royal Air Force) Operations Rooms, was an ATC (Air Traffic Controller), volunteered to do assignments no one else dared. After the war she was one of the first female flight attendants for the BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation), now known as British Airways. This memoir is a faithful transcription of Terry Smith's own words.

Her Finest Hour serves as a reminder that freedom isn’t free and that the most unlikely people, including a typical girl in art school, can rise to life’s greatest challenges.

Stephen Doster was born in England and grew up on St. Simons Island, Georgia. He is a student of history and has extensively researched the Gullah and Geechee cultures of South Carolina and Georgia. He received a degree in Marketing from the University of Georgia, has recently received his Master of Liberal Arts and Science degree with a certificate in history and is an assistant editor for a peer-review journal at Vanderbilt University.

His first novel, Lord Baltimore (John F. Blair, 2002, nominated for the Pulitzer the same year), is the fictional account of a young man’s travels through Gullah country along the Georgia coast. His second book, Voices from St. Simons: Personal Narratives of an Island’s Past (nonfiction, John F. Blair, 2008), is an oral history of Coastal Georgia. Published by Deer Hawk Publications: Georgia Witness (nonfiction, 2012) is a compilation of twenty-six interviews of the most influential Georgians of the 20th and 21st Centuries, Shadow Child: Tales From The Georgia Coast - Sixteen Works of Fiction & One True Story (2012) chronicles a historical artifact and the people it impacted from 1597 to the 21st Century, Rose Bush (2013) is a southern novel depicting a conflict between environmentalists, a paper mill, and the aristocracy of a rural Georgia town, and Jesus Tree (2014), a novel based on the true story of a black man who was wrongly convicted of murdering a family in Southeast Georgia in the 1930’s. www.sdoster.com Represented by Loiacono Literary Agency www.loiaconoliteraryagency.com