Ahoskie native authors new book

Published 10:48 am Monday, December 17, 2018

Linda Eatmon-Jones, a native of Ahoskie, has authored a new book entitled – “Thank You Daddy.”

Eatmon-Jones, a cousin of the late Harold Mitchell, said the new book is about how her now late stepfather, Herbert George Harrell, made a big impact on her life.

“I’m now retired and writing books about people who have made significant impacts in the lives of others,” she said.

Author Linda Eatmon-Jones has written a book about being raised in Ahoskie by her stepfather, Herbert Jones Harrell

Her book touches on the fact that Harrell stepped in an raised the child of another man. The book presents 12 “powerful lessons of life” taught to Eatmon-Jones by her stepfather.

A book signing is scheduled from 12 noon until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29 in the Parish Hall of Saint Thomas Episcopal Church in Ahoskie. The public is invited.

Prior to retiring, Eatmon-Jones worked for 35 years for a Fortune 500 company in the DC metro area. She also spent time in executive leadership, strategic planning and fundraising for several non-profit organizations.

Her first book – Touchstone – won the 23rd annual Colorado Independent Publishers Association EVVY Merit Award in 2017.

She is currently writing a book about another Ahoskie native and cousin, Dr. James Mitchell, and his journey to becoming the second African American President of George Wallace Community College in Selma, Alabama.