Molly Lou Lemmons was born in Bardwell, Texas, on September 17, 1937. Molly retired from Mustang Public Schools after twenty-two years to pursue full time writing and storytelling. For thirteen of those years she was in Special Education classes as a paraprofessional and finished off her years with the public schools in the administration office as an Administrative Assistant. Kind of Heart, her newspaper column, ran for three years in the Mustang paper during which time, newspapers in Texas and Arkansas also ran the column. She began to tell her stories and has performed the last four years in schools, libraries, senior groups, zoos, retreats, church groups, festivals and conferences. She also does book reviews, and during Oklahoma's Centennial celebration has brought to "life" Oklahoma characters and performed their stories around the state. Molly conducted workshops on "Writing Life's Memories" and taught this class during two semesters at the St. Luke's School of Continuing Education; Jenks, OK Summer in the Suburbs; Oklahoma City Writers, Inc. meetings and at the Oklahoma Writer's Federation, Inc.'s Annual Conference, 2008. She has taught "Storytelling Basics and Beyond" and "Writing Inspirational Stories" at the Red Dirt Book Festival, performed in concert at each Red Dirt Book Festival since its beginning in 2003. She has performed in concert at Winter Tales for two consecutive years, and in Tellabration concerts around the state since joining Oklahoma State Territory Tellers, the state's storytelling organization of which she has been secretary. Molly Lemmons currently resides in Mustang, Oklahoma.
Oklahoma Christian University, Oklahoma City, OK; Hill's Business University; 80 hours training with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, Habilitation Training Specialist and Paraprofessional in Special Education.
Oklahoma City Writers, Inc.; Oklahoma Writer's Federation, Inc; National Storytelling Network
Inspirational Romance was number one seller for the publishing company in 2005 for the month of April; second place winner in Oklahoma City Writers, Inc. contest in nostalgia category and honorable mention in inspirational category.
Lived in Oklahoma for 65 years.
BOOKS Kind of Heart. [Abilene, Tex.]: Quality Publications, 2000.
The Passing of Paradise. Richmond, Ky.: Wings ePress, Inc., 2005.
In Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul and Chicken Soup for the Kid's Soul 2. Edited by Jack Canfield, et al. Deerfield Beach, Fl.: Health Communications, 2000. Heavenly Patchwork II. Edited by Judy Howard. Oklahoma City, OK: Dorcas Publishing, 2007. In magazines: Christian Chronicle, Christian Journal, Ideals Magazine, Christian Woman, and newspapers in Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma. Published online in Heartcatchers, Heartwarmers, and Write2theHeart.
"I tell stories from my heart of living and loving during the 1940's and 50's in Oklahoma City where I grew up. I want people to hear my stories, read my stories, and close my book, or leave my story session, feeling good, uplifted, and all warm inside. I want to always honor God, families and life, in memory of the way "it used to be." In the winter of my season of my heart, thoughts return to home and family; the glowing warmth of the fireplace, chatter around the kitchen table, and the priceless memories of lives well loved."