Meet Author Molly Lemmons
Read About Stories of Nostalgia
Author Molly Lemmons has been listening to her family's stories all her life and has picked up the family tradition by continuing them. It is only recently that she began to tell them professionally. Her stories are taken from her very own book, “Kind of Heart,” that was released for publication in 2000. Miss MollyLouBelle with Tales to Tell in Oklahoma shares stories of nostalgia about growing up during the 1940s and 1950s. She tells them unashamedly from her heart, sharing with her listeners the joys, sorrows, and humor of growing up in a large family during a time when things were as they should be.
Walk with Molly through the polio days, the trials of the teen years, the antics of her many pets (mostly her cats), “coping” with a mother and daddy who care, and finally, the death of her beloved parents. Wrapped up in one sentence, MollyLouBelle would say of her stories: “In the winter season of my heart, my thoughts return to home and family; the glowing warmth of the fireplace, chatter around the kitchen table, and the priceless memories of lives well loved.” Her stories will tug at your heartstrings and encourage you to celebrate God, families, and life. Molly's love of cats, no matter what size they are, is evident in the stories she tells and in the books she writes.
About Molly Lemmons
Workshop Teacher, Storyteller, and Author
Molly Lemmons adapts her stories for any age group, from Pre-K to senior citizens. She has told her stories for schools, scout groups, book clubs, historical societies, churches, reading clubs, book festivals, zoos, retirement parties, special occasions, ladies' days, and retreats. She enjoys doing book reviews, and she has performed in a concert at Winter Tales in Oklahoma City and various Tellabrations around the state of Oklahoma. She teaches classes on “Writing Life's Memories” (From the Heart) and has taught lessons at Continuing and Adult Education conferences, using her storytelling abilities to make the class come alive. Workshops can be adapted for any age, from 11 years old and up, and they can be compacted into a few hours or spread out over several weeks.
Molly is a board member of the state storytelling group, Oklahoma Territory Tellers. She is also a member of the Oklahoma City Writers, Inc., Oklahoma Federation of Writers, Inc., and National Storytelling Network. Molly was selected first runner-up for Ms. Sr. Oklahoma 2011 and became a member of The Age of Elegance Club, a club honoring former contestants and winners of the Oklahoma pageant and giving recognition to women over the age of sixty who have retired to exciting and productive lives.
Retired from Mustang Oklahoma Public Schools after 22 years, Molly now pursues storytelling and writing full time. She is an alumna of the Central Christian College (now Oklahoma Christian University) and has spent the last best years of her life in the Oklahoma City area with her late husband of almost 60 years. Molly now lives in Yukon, OK with her two gorgeous Ragdoll cats that bring her daily joy with their whimsical and adorable antics. She enjoys spending her time with her two children and two grandchildren, and of course, writing and performing.
What Others Say About Molly Lemmons
As an Author
Former Governor Frank Keating and First Lady Cathy Keating
As a Workshop Teacher
Oklahoma City, OK
Retired Educator and Workshop Participant
As a Storyteller
4th Grade Teacher
Contact Author Molly Lemmons
Get in touch with Miss MollyLouBelle with Tales to Tell for schedule details, fees, and questions on how to order books by Molly Lemmons. You may also let us know if you need a storyteller or workshop teacher. We look forward to seeing you at your next event!