Portia Bates


Portia Bates has spent the majority of her professional career as an educator with a primary focus on educational leadership. In 2014, Portia determined to direct her energies toward her life's purpose, which is to touch the lives of others by sharing deeply personal experiences through her down-to-earth, slightly flinching writing style. God Is Not Pixie Dust is her debut project. She recently published her second book, Grace: A Love Story.

Portia lives in Maryland with her two daughters. When she is not writing, she enjoys nurturing her little family and hanging out with her girlfriends eating salty, rich food and enjoying waves of full-body laughter. She is spunky and adventurous in spirit and is committed to healing and continued growth.

For more information on the author, visit www.portiabates.com.

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Grace: A Love Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,610. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation & inspiration, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Inspirational
Grace: A Love Story shares Portia Bates' message to the world as she spells out her philosophy about God’s presence in our lives and what true grace means. Grace: A Love Story provides an intriguing conversation with Portia as she encourages us all to actively pursue spiritual and emotional peace.
God Is Not Pixie Dust
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,610. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Abuse, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
“Let me tell you quickly. If I tell you quickly, like ripping a Band-Aid from a scab, I might be less likely to romanticize it, to recount my memories as some jaded love story. It wasn’t. Actually, it was a slaying, a murder to harvest fresh blood.” So begins the beautifully poignant memoir of Portia Bates as she shares her story of deep tragedy and of sweet redemption.

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