Tag Archives: Bonnie Heiskell Peters

Book Review: ‘Mother of Rain’

Allowing the compelling cast to tell their story is a unique and exciting way to define the characters and to help the reader understand their role in Maizee’s life. In many ways the book is more like a play than a book. I was fascinated by the author’s poignant portrayal of what we now know as mental illness, which at the time was misunderstood and secretive.


Book Review: ‘Tales from the Hills and Hollows of East Tennessee’

“There are no second acts in American lives,” claimed novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald. Clearly, he never anticipated the likes of Bonnie Heiskell Peters, Union County Tennessee Historian. Ms. Peters retired from her first act in intergovernmental relations for the TVA in 1990. Fortunately for us she hasn’t been content to rest on her laurels. Since […]


Doctor Claudius Meade Capps of Hogskin

Please welcome guest writer Bonnie Heiskell Peters. Ms. Peters grew up in Union County, Tennessee.  She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and is retired from TVA.  Upon her retirement she began recording Union County history and was appointed Union County Historian in 1994.  She has authored or co-authored 8 books:  Our Union […]

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