Are you looking for a speaker, book, or both for your club or group?
Author, Carla G. Harper offers a wide range of programs for any type of club or group within a sixty-mile radius of Greensboro, North Carolina.
- Historical discussion about North Carolina and her people, from the Lost Colony and Melungeons to colonial times and the making of America
- About the novel and Worthy’s story for women, girls, or both
- Faith for truth seekers
- “What’s color got to do with it” – Healing the skin color divide
- How to write better for yourself and others, from love letters to a novel
WORTHY, released in 2016, is a coming-of-age story that grapples with timeless questions about love, faith, belonging, and justice.
Worthy Stokes lives in a house full of secrets. In the summer of 1945, her father is accused of a sensational murder. Her plans to get out of Hogan’s Creek suddenly become tied up in a reckless yet exciting pursuit of truth and ultimately justice. She’ll nearly lose her life, but along the way she finds love, hope, and the truth about her family in unlikely places.
Worthy’s story is based on the history of triracial people, called Melungeons, with Lost Colony origins. Their red, white, and black bloodlines resulted in many shades of brown and often odd gray eyes. An individual’s appearance impacted how they made their way in society through the ages.
About the Author
Carla G. Harper grew up with dual North Carolina citizenship – Davidson County and Rockingham County. She spent much of her adult life in Colorado. A longing for the kind of people, smell of turned red loam, and four seasons found only in North Carolina brought her back.
She holds a BA in English from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and MS in Natural Resource Management from Colorado State University. Carla lives in Greensboro with her daughter.
Invite Carla to be with your group
Carla will join your group to speak or lead discussions on topics related to history as a means to understanding the present, writing, Worthy’s story, moving beyond color judgements in society, and faith.
Within a sixty-mile radius of Greensboro, there’s no charge. Carla does request that paperback copies of WORTHY be ordered direct from her before the event and offered for sale during the event at the group discounted rate of $10 per book.
WORTHY is available in ePub and paperback anywhere books are sold. Carla sells direct at her store: www.carlagharper.com. Ten percent of all book sale proceeds go to Salvation Army.