Kansas Author Debra Guiou Stufflebean

On Tuesday, July 10, 7-8:30pm, join Topeka Author Debra Guiou Stufflebean for a discussion of her newest book A French Huguenot Legacy, a novel based upon the author’s own heritage as a descendant of protestants who fled France in the 17th century in hopes of finding religious freedom in America.  There will be an opportunity to find out more about researching your own religious roots with librarian Charity Rouse.  Books available for sale & signing after the talk.

Debra Guiou Stufflebean is a master at writing family sagas. A common theme in all of her books is people overcoming adversity and being willing to stand up for their convictions.  Debra began writing historical fiction in 2001 when she and husband Mike were innkeepers of the Historic Sage Inn southwest of Topeka, Kansas.  Her first novel, Goodnight Mary Ann, is about the Sage family who arrive in Kansas before statehood and are abolitionists.  Debra’s second novel, Untold Secrets, parallels the lives of five generations of women who overcome betrayal by finding an inner strength they didn’t realize they possessed.  Her third novel, At this Time, In this Place, wrestles with the dilemma of falling in love with someone from a different culture and faith background.  Debra’s most recent novel, A French Huguenot Legacy, published in October of 2011, is based upon the author’s own heritage as a descendant of protestants who fled from France in the 17th century in hopes of finding religious freedom in America.

Books available for sale & signing after the talk.  For more information please call the Topeka Room at 785-580-4510.

*Book and Biographical information supplied by the author.

Charity Rouse

Charity is a Public Service Specialist working with genealogy and local history reference in the Topeka Room/Genealogy. Her start at TSCPL came as a genealogy researcher soon after the Baker Genealogy Center opened in November 2007. In early 2009, she became a Genealogy volunteer and in May 2010 she came to work at TSCPL. She earned her Master of Library Science degree from Emporia State University in December 2011. One of her favorite times of year is when the Topeka Room is decked out for the holidays.