Pepper Parham Nunez
Slidell, Louisiana, United States
Betty Salisbury Parham was born in New Orleans, LA and moved to Slidell, LA in 1977, where she raised a family and continues to reside.
Pepper Parham Nunez, Betty�s daughter, was born in New Orleans, LA. She currently resides in Slidell, LA with her fiancee and 4 children.
Using her portable electric typewriter, Betty began writing the novel "Some Memories Don't Fade" in 1967 while working for a law firm in New Orleans, Louisiana. For reasons unknown, she never finished it and stored the partially written novel in a chest that would sit out in her garage for the next 30 years.
In 1997, Pepper found the unfinished manuscript, read it and asked her mom how it ended. Never finishing the story, Betty answered, "I don't know. Why don't you finish it and tell me." So, Pepper sat down at her computer and first typed what her mom had already written from the old browned pages of the original unfinished manuscript. Then using Betty's notes from 1967, set out to complete the manuscript. When the book was completed, and now Pepper was satisified knowing how the story ends and like Betty, she stored the manuscript in a box on the top shelf of her closet.
While cleaning her closet, Pepper discovered the box in August of 2005. Deciding that this poor manuscript had been stored in one place or another for now 38 years, it was time to try and find a publisher. After searching on the internet, she came across the publisher, Publish America. She sent them a submission and waited to see what they would say. In late August of 2005, Publish America requested the manuscript to review.
Unfortunately, a terrible hurricane named Katrina hit Betty and Pepper's hometown of Slidell, Louisiana on August 29, 2005. They evacuated to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, then to Natchitoches, Louisiana and finally were able to return home in late September of 2005.
They were relieved to find their homes were damaged but still livable, unlike many of their friends and family in the town. After getting back into a somewhat normal routine, Pepper was finally able to send Publish America their complete manuscript. Which, of course, Publish America decided to publish.
So now, after 38 years, the rest of the world can see how "Some Memories Don't Fade" ends.
Update 11/02/2012: Mother and daugther join forces again... this time they are writing a sequal to Some Memories Don't Fade. They hope to finish it within the next 6 months.
Interests: I enjoy reading, writing, playing the violin and spending time with my family.
Published writer: Yes