NC Literary Hall of Fame



Oh, Nelly ! The Life and Loves of Penelope Evangeline Dougherty 1883-1963 by Richard David Randall

Force 10 Publishing
$13.23, hardcover / $2.99, e-book
ISBN: 978-0-9962482-0-4
July, 2015
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Meet Penelope Evangeline Dougherty, otherwise known as “Nelly.”

“I’ve known genuine love’s fierce passion and the love one feels for a soul mate. I’ve known parenthood’s unmatched joy and agony. I’ve known abject poverty and financial contentment. I’ve known terrifying adventure, death’s near misses, and the double-edged sword of revenge.”

Inspired by a mysteriously discovered, time-worn autobiography started by Nelly, her story is vividly brought to life once more for us, knitted with great love and a healthy dose of imagination into a compelling narrative by her grandson.

A North Carolina Arts Council Writers’ Fellowship recipient, Dick Randall is a retired counselor, an avid sailor and cross-country rambler. Charlotte, North Carolina is his home. Website:, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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