Stephen Doster

Stephen Doster

Author, Editor and Screenwriter

Nashville, Tennessee

Member Since:
October 2014
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About Stephen

I'm a published author originally from England who landed in the Deep South where most of my plots take place. Here are a few plot outlines:
1) Lord Baltimore (Inspired by Don Quixote.): Young man from wealthy family is kicked out of home and meets mysterious vagabond. They travel the back roads of coastal Georgia engaging in a battle of wits with a witch doctor, corrupt sheriff, a con man, an heavy weight boxer turned evangelist, and a category 4 hurricane.
2) Jesus Tree (based on true story): An African American male is sentenced to prison farm for 1938 murder of local pastor. Returns to his home town after serving 40 year sentence to confront the real murderer; the town's wealthiest man.
3) Rose Bush: Recently widowed chemical engineer from Wisconsin moves to central Georgia to rescue aging paper mill from closure. Becomes involved in small-town politics, helping recently returned town prodigal son win US congressional seat and falls in love with environmentalist. A light-hearted tale.
4) Her Finest Hour (a memoir): Terry Smith was enrolled in the Wimbledon School of Art when World War II began. Before it was over, she would be bombed out of two homes (a third was bomb damaged), serve on eight RAF bases, and lose her fiancé to Rommel's forces in North Africa. After the war she worked briefly for the BBC before being selected as one of the BOAC's (not British Airway) first air hostesses, serving on proving flights to Egypt and Hong Kong. As of 2015, she still lives to tell the tale.
5) Voices from St. Simons: An oral history of a Georgia barrier island. Includes interviews with descendants of slaves and descendants of slave owners.
6) Georgia Witness: An oral history of Georgia. Includes interviews with the first (and only) Jewish mayor of Atlanta, former Attorney-General Griffen Bell, Jr., Allman Brothers/Rolling Stones keyboardist and forest manager Chuck Leavell, descendant of Bilali, a Muslim slave to oversaw management of coastal plantation, second generation Mexican immigrant onion picker, Atlanta native who (as a young girl) witnessed Margaret Mitchell being struck down by the car that killed her (her parents were good friends of the Mitchells), and much more.
7) Shadow Child: Short stories of coastal Georgia that take place from the 1500s to the present day.


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