Terry Overton is a retired university professor of educational and school psychology. She has an Ed.D. in Special Education and a Ph.D. in Psychology. Her professional experience includes teaching public school, teaching at the university level, and being a college dean. She has two children and seven grandchildren. Before retirement she had a record of research and publications in the fields of education, school psychology, and educational psychology. She seeks to answer God's call to write from a Christian worldview, share the good news and grow the church by writing Christian books and devotionals. Her release by Ambassador International, is a Christian novel: “Both Sides of the Border.” Her recent release, “America of We the People,” was independently published and is a current conservative view of America dedicated to those who fought to defend the United States in wars and against terrorism.
Both Sides of the Border
Christian, Cross-genre, Socio-political Fiction
Dolores, Ernesto, and Emilio Sanchez are on a quest to America to find work and to save their family. With only their faith in God to see them through, the teenaged siblings set off for their new home, despite the threats from the cartel, corrupt police officers, starvation, and injury.
Meanwhile, American Eva Jordan, shaking off scars from a disastrous marriage, is determined to start a new life by relocating on the Texas side of border. Despite her mother's concern for her safety, Eva decides to take a vacation deep into Mexico to sharpen her Spanish before her new job begins. She is struck by the beautiful towns of Mexico, and a charming man, but slowly her eyes are opened to the dangers that are knocking at her front door.
When two sides of the border collide, will there be hatred or unity? See how their lives are changed forever.
America of We the People
Conservative Politics, Poetry
America of We the People is a brave conservative statement of the country’s condition. We stand at the chasm between freedom and tyranny. As we struggle between independent capitalism and socialism, this inspirational patriotic book reinforces pride in the United States of America, the Constitution, and Judeo-Christian values.
America of We the People was awarded the Firebird Book Award for socio-political and political categories. If you are looking to read short works of heartfelt poems, quotes, and essays valued by those who follow an American and Christian way of life, you will want this book.
Can we bring our country back? As patriotic Americans, can we become strong once again?
Topics include patriotism, soldiers who see war for the first time, September 11, 2001, Benghazi, Afghanistan, faith in America, first responders, the Vietnam and Korean Wars, and topics of the current times such as vaccine mandates, media, liberty, and identity politics. The book is dedicated to military servicemen and women, veterans, and first responders. A portion of the sales of both the paperback and ebook versions go to the Tunnel2Towers Foundation for veterans and first responders.
Oddball Ornaments and the Story of Christmas
Children's Christian Christmas
The ornaments in the attic are excited. It's almost Turkey Day, and they know when they start smelling turkey, they're going to be pulled down out of the attic and hung on a tree for the humans to enjoy. After all, Box Day is all about admiring the ornaments, isn't it? But when Grandma joins them for Turkey Day instead of Box Day and brings a bunch of new ornaments with her, the Oddball Ornaments know something isn't right. Determined to find out the source of Grandma's sadness and what Box Day is really about, Nutcracker sets out on a quest to climb to the top of the tree to ask Angel about the true meaning of Christmas and discovers the truth is much more wonderful than they could ever have imagined.