NC Literary Hall of Fame



Blessing to Be Blue: A Memoir by Mable Singleton-Murrell

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
$15.00, paperback / $20.99, hardcover / $4.99, e-book
ISBN: 978-1-530477456
April, 2016
Nonfiction: Faith
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The author shares her story of precociousness as a young girl gifted with maturity beyond her years. After losing her mother at age 11, she struggles without guidance to survive in the world. She becomes a single mother at 17, and fights to escape poverty. Her journey from early childhood to adulthood was fraught of instability and challenges. Her genuine faith in God gave her solace and protection to weather the storms of life.

The book is a poignant retelling of her experiences as an inferior observer seeking to belong a coming to the discovery that belonging begins with self-acceptance. Blessing To Be Blue reads like a novel that touches you in ways that will enlighten, inspire, and entertain. It uncovers many truths about life. It is a memoir of faith, hope, and love.

Mable Singleton-Murrell is retired from a career in Wake County Government where she worked as a human services administrator. She was committed to improving the quality of life for the chronically mentally ill adults. In her retirement, she is steadfast in her lifelong pursuit of knowledge as well as a voice for women and men who are overcoming life's challenges.

Her academic career began at Craven Community College where she earned an Associates in Applied Science in childhood education. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Services Administration from Antioch University Philadelphia, and a Master's of Arts degree in Liberal Studies from North Carolina State University.

She delights in her family and enjoys spending time with them in Apex, North Carolina.

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