Barbara Dumas Ballew

Biography

After doing research on my family history for more than twenty years, I knew I had a story. I wrote and published my first novel, "George's Creek to Georgia", about my ancestors from 1790 until 1880. Since then, I have penned an additional nine books, four are chapter books for young readers. One of them, "Little Man: A Little Girl's Dream", is being used in reading classes and the libraries in the Mesquite, TX, elementary schools. I love writing!! It brings back so many memories of things from my past, and since my husband is retired, I can spend full time on it. I do business with Createspace.com which is a POD subsidiary of Amazon. It gives me so much more control over my work and my pricing. I can publish within a month after completion and my previous publisher could only do one book per year. I hope you like my style. It seems to fit my time periods nicely.

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Books

Stranger, the Miracle Dog
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,460. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
When the big dog came bounding through our yard and up to the porch, we didn't know what to expect. It turns out that wonderful and strange things began to happen. Read this Chapter Book for a complete story of these happenings.
Sadie, The Goat Lady
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,250. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Farm Animals
What child wouldn't like to have their own pet goat that followed them around like a puppy. Winnie was a lucky little girl to have an endless supply of the critters.
The Ghost of Coalville
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,750. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Activity Books
What youngster hasn't seen a ghost or two? This Chapter Book tells of just such an encounter. No doubt your young reader will recall their last contact---or maybe look forward to their next.
Little Man: --A Little Girl's Dream
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,280. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Horses
Little Morgan has saved her coins to buy a horse for a long time. When her Uncle Bob saw Little Man at a Rescue Farm, he know that was the horse for Morgan. Read how they became constant companions and champion barrel racers.
The Trail to Cave Spring, GA
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,010. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
In the early 1800's, the Cherokee Indians occupied an enchanting valley known as Vann's Valley is west central Georgia. Read this engaging tale of how white people began to settle the area to share its beauty.
The Bordens of Burkesville (Borden Series Book 3)
Series: The Bordens, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 94,860. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
Having traveled from North Carolina to Kentucky by way of the Wilderness Road, Sarah and Daniel establish a new life in the community of Burkesville. Follow their pioneer ways as they develop a homestead, a business venture, and a wonderful family in their new environment. Sarah has her hands full with the antics of her students in her one-room schoolhouse and Daniel builds a furniture factory.
George's Creek to Georgia
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,890. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
Having done thirty years of genealogy research on her family, Barbara Dumas Ballew tells the story of four generations of her ancestors from 1795 to 1880. She'll keep you spellbound as she weaves the saga of their lives.
With Sarah Beside Me (Borden Series Book 2)
Series: The Bordens, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 100,730. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Colonial America
Share the young lives of an early 19th century couple as they travel to Kentucky for a new life.
Carolina Calling (Borden series book 1)
Series: The Bordens, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,520. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Colonial America
How would you like to have been an aristrocratic owner of a large tobacco plantation in the early 19th century? Maybe and maybe not. Trace the Borden family from Virginia down the Great Wagon Road to North Carolina. Share their fun times, their sad times, and their hardships as they struggle to prosper. If you like history, you will enjoy reading this family saga.
Mathen's Secrets
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 141,690. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
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Mathen's Secrets is a mid-1920 story--but no--it's not about gangsters. It was the time for the flapper, the speak-easy, and the auto was just coming into its own. A light love story, this novel is about a young girl who leaves her unhappy home and heads southwest for a new life. It's an enjoyable read for young and old.

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