Peachtree – Local author William Roy
Pipes announces the release of his two books
– Mammy: A Term of Endearment and A Haven
for Willa Mae.
Mammy: A Term of Endearment, is a fictional
story of the slavery of a black woman who
after being freed became my father’s mammy.
Some feel the word Mammy is a racial term,
but Pipes’ father considered it a term of endearment.
It’s a story of the discrimination many blacks
and poor whites still face today, not only in the
South but also in the North. It is a story of love,
hate, romance and humor.
Included in the novel are stories of slaves
and freed slaves – stories principally about
Mammy’s family but include the lives and
experiences of both slaves and freed slaves.
The novel starts off telling how on a visit
with his father to a murder trial in Wilkes
County at age 8, Pipes met Mammy, who was
then 98, and decided to learn more about
slavery and later decided to write this novel.
A Haven for Willa Mae is the first of two
series novels. It contains danger, suspense,
romance and treachery along with abuse,
deceit, murder, kidnapping and insanity. It is a
gripping action-packed romance/mystery novel
where William, an emergency room doctor
on his first hospital assignment, falls in love
with Willa Mae, a physically abused married
patient. Willa Mae’s husband, Howard, is the
spoiled son of a wealthy and influential family
who will go to any length – even murder – to
In addition, Pipes’ other novels are Darby;
Hanging Dog, A Sequel to Darby; and Doodlebug,
Doodlebug, Your House is on Fire.
All these can be ordered from Amazon.com,
or found locally at the Curiosity Bookstore
in Murphy, Hill Gallery in Brasstown, Living
Water bookstore on U.S. 64 West, Hanging
Dog General Store and wherever good books