Alumni Authors


Pocahontas Simpkins Schuck ’62 published her first book, “God’s Treasure: Red Sea Crossing,” in May 2020.

Jacqueline Davis Allen ’66 published her third book, “No Illusions: Through the Looking Glass.”

Henrico Schools librarians Ann Martin ’69 and Kathleen Roberts have written a book for school librarians, which they debuted at their presentation on leadership during the American Association of School Librarians’ national conference in Louisville, Kentucky.

Marcy Brenner ’84 and Kristin Donnan released a book, “A Baker’s Daughter: Recipes & Memories from a Family Bakery,” which tells the story of a bakery run by Brenner’s father, Max. The book fuses a memoir and cookbook, alternating between recipes and the story of the Brenner family.

Local historian and former mayor of Roanoke Nelson Harris ’87 has partnered with the Roanoke Public Library Foundation on his new book, “The Roanoke Valley in the 1940s,” to be released this year.

“Never Settle: Sports, Family, and the American Soul” shares the amazing and blessed life of popular ESPN reporter and correspondent for College GameDay Marty Smith ’98, whose mission in this thoughtful and funny memoir is to return fans to the true soul of sports in this country. “Never Settle” includes all the best stories and behind-the-scenes moments from Marty’s interesting life, covering topics that include college football, racing, fathers and sons, how sports can bring us together and how it all goes back to growing up on a farm and playing high school ball in Pearisburg, Virginia.