Bert Goolsby

Biography

Bert Goolsby, a former Chief Deputy Attorney General of South Carolina and Judge of the South Carolina Court of Appeals, has heretofore authored, among other things, three short-story collections, Five Stockings, Sweet Potato Biscuits, and Humanity, Darling, and published seven novels, Purple Yarn, Finding Roda Anne, The Locusts of Padgett County, The Trials of Lawyer Pratt, Familiar Shadows, Harpers' Joy, and Her Own Law. South Carolina Lawyers Weekly also serialized Harpers' Joy. His short stories "A Presbyterian Cookbook" and "The Fan Dancer" appear in the anthologies On Grandma's Porch and More Sweet Tea, respectively. Marlo Thomas included his piece "Truck No. 15" in her work The Right Words at the Right Time, Volume 2. His nonfiction works include a law book, The South Carolina Tort Claims Act: A Primer and Then Some, and two Christian devotionals, Lex Christi and 90 Devotions for Lawyers & Judges and Those They Serve. A Citadel graduate with a law degree from the University of South Carolina and an advanced law degree from the University of Virginia, he lives in Columbia, South Carolina with his wife Prue. They have one son, Philip Lane Goolsby, M.D., a family physician who resides in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

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Books

Devotional Briefs
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 37,600. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2017 by Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Devotional, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Success
"There is one appeal a person can make that is mistake-free and risk-free and requires neither a written brief nor an oral presentation. I refer to an appeal to God for the direction and assistance of the Holy Spirit."
Troubles and Kuddles
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 67,020. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2017 by Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Courtroom
Troubles and Kuddles is a sequel to Finding Roda Anne. Once again, circumstances bring together Deloris Meek, Esquire, and Dixie St. John and ventriloquists Ginger Childree and Wally Teal.
Lex Christi ~ Daily Devotions for Lawyers, Judges, and Those They Serve
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 49,920. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2016 by Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Daily affirmations, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Devotional
The devotions in this book are primarily for those within the legal profession. However, it is my hope others may find them of inspirational benefit as well. Although meant to inform and even to entertain, they can also serve as a reminder life is short. To paraphrase the late, baseball great Yogi Berra, "When it's over, it's over".
Purple Yarn
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 88,640. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2015 by Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Courtroom
In the 1880s West, a serial killer tests the friendship of an idealistic lawyer and a problem-beset sheriff as they each attempt to discover the truth. As so often reflected in his work, Goolsby employs realistic courtroom drama and memorable characters to tell his story.
Finding Roda Anne
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 68,650. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014 by Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Southern wit and engaging characters... Deloris Meek, Esquire, a fast-talking Deep South lawyer in his late twenties, practices law during the mid-1960s out of a converted milk truck. Not a lawyer one would retain on a good day, he flunked the bar exam on his first try. Join Deloris Meek, Esquire, and his sometimes secretary Dixie St. John, on his journeys and in the courtroom.
Her Own Law
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 91,670. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
In June, 1943, draft-exempt Delaware Huggins leaves his Georgia home to seek work at a shipyard. But fate intervenes when Tweeve Cumbee, a recent widow he meets along the way, coerces him into marrying her. The worst is yet to come. Soon after landing a part-time job at a second-rate movie theater, he is charged with capital murder and Tweeve, untrained in the law, insists on defending him.
Familiar Shadows
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 72,210. Language: American English. Published: January 25, 2011 by Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Coming of age
~ Spring Ebook Sale ~ Love... Valor... Enduring memories... Twelve-year-old Luke “Skeets” McLendon and his best friend, Will Sheffield, fall for Lydia Powell, a beautiful, recently orphaned girl their same age. When his aunt, Tweeve Huggins, assumes temporary custody of Lydia, Skeets' life becomes complicated in more ways than one and he soon learns a painful lesson about love and loss.
The Trials of Lawyer Pratt
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 82,760. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2010 by Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
~ Spring Ebook Sale ~ In the 1960s South, Billy Joe Pratt, a young lawyer, takes on the defense of Siggy Youmans, a bottle washer charged with murder and arrested holding the murder weapon. Pratt harbors no doubt whatever regarding Siggy’s guilt. And what does Siggy’s own mama say about her son's claim of innocence? “Iffen his lips are a’movin’, he’s a’lyin’." But is Siggy really lying?

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