New Xulon Biography: Celebrating An Inspiring 95 Years Of Life

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Schiel documents true account of her mom’s 95 years – facing life with optimism

Nora Mae, a Remarkable, Insignificant Person

It is my desire that the reader will feel Nora Mae's hope ...

Within the pages of Alice Hein Schiel’s new book, Nora Mae, a Remarkable, Insignificant Person, ($23.99, paperback, 9781498448109; $34.99, hardcover, 9781498451857; $9.99, e-book, 9781498448123) readers will discover the inspiring life of a woman who lived 95 years and faced all of life's seasons with hope. Nora Mae encounters rejection, searches for God, picks cotton to help provide for her family, overcomes tragedy, receives miracles, rebukes the spirit of death, and abruptly transitions from a busy life to life at a snail's pace. By reading the many remarkable real life events of Nora Mae's life, readers will receive an encouraging lesson on how to grow old with optimism.

“It is my desire that the reader will feel Nora Mae's hope and be invigorated with a sense that one can securely face all of life's challenges because, although we don't always know it, God is with us,” states the author. “I want them to feel her rejection, her fortitude, her creativity, and then her faith and driving compassion as she ages.”

Alice Hein Schiel is Nora Mae's tenth child. She witnessed the way her mother lived and admired the joy she radiated. More than thirty years ago, Alice told her mother that she wanted to write a book about her someday. Nora Mae began to randomly make notes – notes that her daughter placed into a file. When Nora Mae passed away in 2011, she left a small notebook with the inscription, "Give this to Alice." Alice’s siblings have also contributed childhood memories to help tell the story of their mother’s life. She also interviewed her mother's pastor and friends so that Nora Mae’s contribution to her community is accurately recorded.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Media Group, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 15,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Nora Mae, a Remarkable, Insignificant Person through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through,, and

Media Contact: Alice Hein Schiel B.S., M.Ed
Email: abschiel(at)gmail(dot)com

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