Michael Little

Biography

30 years as buyer with IBM.
15 years as patient specialist with Duke.
Been writing since third grade in school, but I have published my first e-book on Smashwords and I have one documentary available at Amazon(Northgate Park/Park View Church Partnership). I have published six additional books on Smashwords and am working on a wife-requested seventh now.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Durham, NC across the street from the Bird Park, which was a city park with a meandering creek, a little league ball field, a picnic shelter and multiple sites for eating, a church 1/2 block away, a community recreation center another 100 yards away, and an elementary school 1 block away with a middle school a bike ride away. My first book was an expose on growing up in this type environment and the life effecting decisions created by it. I wrote my first story when I was in the third grade and fell in love with the written word. As I matured, I became entrenched in the church teachings and read more devotionals and Bible sturdy material. I spoke my first message at this church 1/2/ block away and my second at my uncle's church 90 miles away. By the time I got to high school, however, I slipped away and became my own sinful self.

My loving parents challenged but did not antagonize; sheltered but did not spoil, laughed with me but did not preach to my mistakes, and continued to push me until I finally outgrew my youth (at an older age) and became the man they had seen in me. I never moved away from Durham all my life and now at 67, I have begun renewing my first love--writing.
When did you first start writing?
Though I wrote my first Sci-Fi story in the third grade, I guess I consider my junior year in high school when I first became sure of the power of words. I wrote my draft copy of my book report on Silas Marner and titled it "...and a child will lead them". I was sick at the time and did not attend the next day when we were to produce the final draft. Based on what the teacher saw in my rough draft, I received an A+ and read the report to the class. I have never been so proud and I continue to tell this little story to anyone who listens today. It taught me to be prepared, do your best every step of the way, and love what you do.
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Where to find Michael Little online


Books

Proverbs Daily Devotional 2
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Pre-release—available September 8, 2014. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,340. Language: English. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Devotional
The words, wisdom, and whatever of King Solomon have mystified generations of Bible study learners. Come join with me now and let's study our second 31 of his Proverbs. Write me back any thoughts or errors you may find; let's get to the Truth.
Proverbs Daily Devotions I
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,910. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Devotional
Solomon wrote and collected over 900 proverbs speaking to every subject, age group, time period, and religious thought. I am on a mission to study these verses daily. I have written one book of 365 readings and am preparing monthly 31 chapter studies of the rest; Proverbs Daily Devotions I is the first study. Join me for knowledge, wisdom, insight, and understanding beyond compare!
Stewardship-Faith by Hearing the Word
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You set the price! Words: 22,690. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Devotional
Stewardship demands much more than time, treasures, talent, and temple. Stewardship demands hearing His Word and developing faith by putting that Word into action. Stewardship is the way that the Christian proves to God, the world, and himself that he is serious about living with Christ forever. Come see how we can do this and become the person He wants us to be. In these 30 devotions you can see!
Winning Team Devotions
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You set the price! Words: 11,140. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Meditations / General
I have worked 30 years with IBM and 15 years with DUMC. In the course of these assignments, I was always able to see how teamwork meant so much to the success of any business. One Christmas party, a co-worker and I listed the talents and gifts that we could see in our co-workers. We wrote individual devotions on each one we were then working with and shared it with the team.Come see what we found.
Choices
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You set the price! Words: 16,690. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Meditation
Life is made up of choices. Many make the wrong financial choices; many make challenging health choices; education choices are often immature, social choices often limit oneself, environmental choices limit the air, water, and nature with which we live. All these choices can be changed each time we meet them, but there is one choice that must be made to define where we will spend our eternal life.
Proverbs. 2013 Daily Devotions for the Good Life.
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You set the price! Words: 84,360. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2012. Category: Essay » Sociology
Short Blurb: In December, 2009, my pastor and I began a Bible Study and Song ministry with Converting Hearts Ministry in Creedmoor. Thanks to the message Pastor Ernest Ferrell delivered that morning, I began a Proverbs daily read and apply study. I e-mailed a verse study to them each morning and later used 3X5 file cards for the daily study, This is the daily lessons for 2013.
Proverbs. Daily Devotions in the Good Life
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You set the price! Words: 12,260. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Meditations / Old Testament
Short Blurb: In December, 2009, my pastor and I began a Bible Study and Song ministry with Converting Hearts Ministry in Creedmoor. Thanks to the message Pastor Ernest Ferrell delivered that morning, I began a Proverbs daily read and apply study. I e-mailed a verse study to them each morning and then began taking 3X5 file cards with the daily study.
The Northgate Park/Park View Church Partnership
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You set the price! Words: 16,040. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Family / General
: Northgate Park was my childhood haunt. I learned everything I needed to know to survive in the world today. As I searched the area for playmates, instructors, and guides I was never disappointed. Life in the 50's and 60's was a constant influx of changes and lessons. Park View Baptist Church was instrumental to the life lessons and trust I developed. Come see what I learned there.
Brittany and Her Magic Glasses
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You set the price! Words: 22,340. Language: American English. Published: July 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Religion
Brittany is a typical eighth grader who has all the usual problems of teens. She attends church regularly and considers herself a Christian, but has a lot of issues that youth don't recognize as faults. When she comes face to face (really) with her conscience, she sees how far she needs to improve. Follow her through the last four months of junior high school as she leads others to know Salvation.
Visitation-A Call or Command
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You set the price! Words: 12,590. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Church / Growth
As my small home church (30 members)looked at how to increase neighborhood attendance, we looked at the Great Commission to get our starting point. Over the past few months a growth in individual spiritual growth has shown up in our local neighborhood attendance. We now have an active children's ministry, music ministry, and visitation program in place. This book tells how visitation can help you.

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