Underground Railroad Society Wins Prize

Bonine House

In 2010, Brenda became a founding member of a new historical organization in our area, the Underground Railroad Society of Cass County (URSCC). Formed from a group called “Friends of the Bonine House,” its original aim was restoration of the crumbling home and Underground Railroad site built in the 1840s by Quaker and Underground Railroad stationmaster, James E. Bonine.


E-Book Available Soon

EABooks Publishing, my wonderful publisher, had started last year to get A Quaker Behind the Dream ready in eBook form. They had the most trouble with the Endnotes, which are many, and also the photos. Since the photos could not be formatted well enough for the eBook, they were placed here on my website, under Charles Walker and Photo Gallery. They are available now for your viewing pleasure! At the beginning of this year, I am working hard on finishing up final edits for the ebook for Volume 1 with EABooks Publishing, and hope to have the final version ready soon for your Kindle, iBook, Kobo, Indigo, Inkterra, Overdrive (for libraries), Gardners (for students) or other major eBook distributors and devices!

Third Place at District Speech Contest

Brenda  Prize

On March 21, 2019, Brenda placed third in the Division S, District 62 Toastmasters International Speech Contest. Brenda's seven-minute speech, "My Rebel" described some of the challenges her "rebel" child presented, and how God touched his heart in a miraculous fashion.


Upcoming Events

Brenda at FGC

Events for 2020

  • Mar 25     POSTPONED          Rotary Club of Watervliet, MI  Brenda will be giving a short presentation about her father's work in nonviolence training.
  • Apr 24-25    POSTPONED     "The Well" Christian writers conference. Calvary Christian Reformed Church, 3500 Byron Center Avenue Southwest, Wyoming, MI
  • Jun 28-Jul 1  CANCELLED     Friends General Conference, Sampler workshop, "Black Voices in History", Radford University in Radford, VA
  • Jul 29 - Aug 2      Philadelphia Yearly Meeting     Authors' workshop, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ.