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Author debuts first novel
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“Andie Beth Steps” is the first novel in a projected trilogy by Hinesville author the Rev. Martha “Jan” Shearouse Alexuk.
Alexuk, a native of Orlando, Fla., has lived in Hinesville for 23 years. She is an adjunct professor of religion for Central Texas College at Fort Stewart’s Sgt. 1st Class Paul R. Smith Army Education Center.
Alexuk said her fictional book can be adapted to parent-teen conferences, workshops, retreats and vacation Bible schools.
The plot revolves around 15-year-old Andie Beth Nettles, who just wanted to “play basketball and softball, attend the U.S. Naval Academy, and fly jets for the Navy,” but her life is “turned upside down” when her father is elected president.
The story follows Andie Beth from her New Orleans home to the White House. She must adapt to a new school, new friends, Secret Service agents and limited freedom due to her father’s high-profile job.
Alexuk will sign copies of her new book from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 27-28 at the Fort Stewart Main Exchange. The book costs $31.99 and was published by the Christian publishing house Xulon Press on March 23.

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