E. D. Arrington, affectionately called Lois by many, is the
fourth of seven children. She was raised on a farm in rural Greene County, North
Carolina by her grandparents, Tom and Eva Brown Arrington, until their deaths.
After graduating from T. C. Williams High School (school of the Titans) in
Alexandria, Virginia, Arrington pursued her higher education at local colleges
and universities and lived, and worked in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area
for twenty-five years before retiring to Wilson, North Carolina, a small town
twenty-three miles from her birthplace.
Arrington is the author of: On The Edge, a novel of romance, secrets and intrigue; Stay The Course, a novel based on her life experiences growing up in the rural South in the late 1960s and early 1970s; and, Words of Comfort, Arrington's first collection of poems and inspirational writings. She is currently working on the novel, Forever Was Day, the sequel to Stay The Course. (www.edarringtonbooks.com)
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Hardcover, Softcover 505 pages.
Pub. Date: December 2005
On The Edge is a gripping tale of secrets, suspense, romance, and mystery of
the wealthy set in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Secrets lurked
amongst the small intimate group of family and friends ' secrets they hoped and
prayed would never be revealed. But when Jackson Pryce is murdered in the wee
hours on that frosty Christmas morning, the secret he kept about his
investigation of the underground world emerges. Then Jackson's handwritten notes
fall into the hands of Detective Clay Stephens, his friend and former partner.
Determined to find Jackson's murderer ' no matter where or to whom the road
leads ' one by one, Clay shines a light on all of their secrets. Yet, only one
secret would bring all of their fragile worlds crumbling down. Only one secret
would wreak havoc over all of their lives. In time, only one secret would break
through for all to see. It was destined to happen'the only question is when,
where and how?
Paperback: 68 pages
Publisher: Authorhouse (December 2005)
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, W. E.
B. Du Bois, Sojourner Truth, Booker T. Washington, Harriet Tubman, Thurgood
Marshall, Mary McLeod Bethune, and Fredrick Douglass are all names synonymous
with the celebration of African American History; and, each one of them is
deserving of our highest praise. However, in Words Of Comfort,
E. D. Arrington's first collection of poems and inspirational writings, she
takes the opportunity to pay homage to the least likely of our ancestors. Lest
We Forget'Every Life Counts! emblazoned on a golden scroll on the last page,
bringing a close to this heartfelt book, sums up the theme weaved throughout
this body of work. 'Every word,' Arrington says, 'was written in tribute to
people, all of whom I cherished. People, none of whose names are famous, or, to
most, not even recognizable. People who possibly never fathomed being placed in
the spotlight of my life'a life that they each helped to shape into the person I
am today. My only hope is that by some small measure, I have made them proud.'
Format: Hardcover, Soft cover 230 pages
Pub. Date: April 2004
Stay The Course, set in rural Carroll County, North Carolina, in the late
1960s and early 1970s, tells the moving story of a grandmother's ('Ma') lifelong
dream to see one of her own get a high school diploma. With four grandchildren
set to graduate like stair steps, nothing seems to be standing in the way. But
on a cloudy Saturday evening, tragedy strikes, leaving one grandson dead,
another running from the police, one granddaughter emotionally shattered, and Ma
with one last hope ' Lori.
But nothing could have prepared Lori for the struggles she would face on her journey to fulfill Ma's dream ' sibling relations, race relations, accepting personal responsibility for her decisions and having to learn positive ways of addressing life's challenges by first seeking to understand differences rather than judge. And just when she thought the worst was over, the worst was yet to come. On a beautiful Saturday evening, three days before Ma's dream would stop being a dream, the unbelievable happens.
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