27 March 2006
Former Faculty Member Publishes Novel
Former Jacksonville State University faculty
member Linda Rainwater recently published her first novel, "The Second
Rainwater (nee Gaulding) was born in Anniston and describes
herself as a "closet writer" for much of her life.
As a professor of
English for seventeen years, she taught everything from grammar to
Shakespeare. Besides teaching at JSU, she also taught at Oxford High School
and Auburn University, where she earned her Ph.D.
profession, she traveled and collected words and knowledge needed for her
next life, as a writer. "The Second Milagro" grew out of her travels
in Mexico and her fascination with the Mexican culture.
Rainwater, milagro means "miracle" in Spanish. It is also the name of small
brass, silver, gold or tin charms. The Spaniards introduced these charms to
the New World, and they are still a part of life today in much of Central
and South America. Those who have a special prayer for the saints buy the
tiny pieces. Milagros come in all shapes, representing any ailment, any need.
They are taken to the churches where they are pinned to the walls, altar
cloths, crosses or the saints themselves.
She has two other novels in
progress, "The Dream Changed" and "Framing the Truth."
Milagro" is available on www.authorsden.com/,
www.barnesandnoble.com and local bookstores.
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