This is Me


Thank you for visiting my website!  I'm an author with Blue Ink Press  located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Years ago, my life was transformed by something more powerful than anything I'd ever encountered. That "something" was the love of God, and the goal of my writing is to communicate that love through messages that are fresh and relevant. As you read my blogs or books,  may your heart be encouraged and your faith strengthened

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If you're an online shopper, you'll find my books on Amazon and at If you're in the Clayton/Raleigh area, you can purchase them at Quail Ridge Books in North HIlls Shopping Center.  Or, you can request they be ordered from your favorite local bookstore. 

Upcoming Events

The sequel to my first novel, The Gates Manor Band, debuts February 26! I'm so excited about this suspense-filled novel! Don't forget to order your copy from Amazon or!

A Few Book Testimonials

Burnt Toast: Devotions for Imperfect People

Ms. Hemby has created a collection of devotionals that are easily relatable, humorously digestible and deeply rooted in Christ. This book and Frederick Buscher’s “Beyond Words” constitutes my morning quiet time. Bless you Jan. Amen. - Andrew Ellis

I read one chapter each night. I chuckle to myself sometimes and I think how I can apply the beautiful words and scriptures to my life. Very inspiring...helps put a lot of things in perspective. - Jeanette Bonthuis

Loved this book. So many of the devotions hit home with things in my life. A little humor always helps you face facts. Good job!!! - Angela P. Williams

The Gates Manor Band

A wonderful part of this book is it's uplifting quality. The story will pull you along with well-written characters and mysterious happenings. As we start our story, Julia is dealing with a family scenario, like a lot of us, where her mother has dementia and her father is the primary care-giver. After her mother passes away, Julia is visited by a series of confusing surprises, a strange phone call and a flashback to her high school days. Someone is sending her a message, and that someone is God.

 Sometimes He takes a more direct route and that route is prodding Julia to locate her best friend from high school, Margaret. As one event leads to another, we witness the chain of life situations that can follow one good deed after another. With Julia leading the way, she finds Margaret and helps her to deal with the tragic horrors she endured as a teenager and that in turns leads Margaret to finding a way to deal with her addictions and sharing the lie she has been living with her brother, Preston.

The cast from the past and the present come together to solve problems and delve deeper into their faith. They find out that by listening carefully, they can find the wthat life wants to lead them. And in turn, they will go forward to be a help to others. Pay it forward is the theme that runs through this tale and you will enjoy solving each character's dilemma as they come along. Watching the ending take place will renew your
faith in others. Take the ride. - Ashley

I thoroughly enjoyed this book! It was nice to read a book that was uplifting and spiritual. I really liked how the characters developed and came together. After reading a few chapters, I couldn't put the book down. Highly recommend. - Sheri

This book was moving and beautifully written. The writer did a wonderful job of dancing the plots around each other and then bringing them all together. I don't often read books in the Christian genre, but this story was real and poignant, inspirational and funny. I highly recommend this read! 

- Kimberly

Well-paced and clearly defined characters within a multi-faceted story that covers everything from sexual abuse to Alzheimer's. I feel like I know these people. A good read with the truth of God's love at its core. - Music Mama

Awesome book. I could not put it down...but I needed sleep. I recommend it highly. - BCC