Sally’s writing genes spring from teachers, farmers, poets and novelists.
- John Greenleaf Whittier, famous poet of the early 1800s, ardent Quaker and abolitionist, is a small leaf on her family tree.
- Grandma Leila Beighle Bunker, journal writer and teacher, passed along her love of words.
- Grandpa Everett Bunker, incidental poet, once had a poem read aloud on WCCO Radio.
- Ruth Bunker Christiansen, Sally’s mom, was a prolific, award-winning, published author of books, articles, children’s stories, and poems.
- Jean Bunker Schmidt, sister to her mom, ditto.
Sally Bair’s Awards and Published Works
- “My Girl Jennie,” anthology memoir, A Wisconsin Harvest Volume II, 2013,Wisconsin Writers Association Press
- “How Writing has Enriched my Walk with God,” First place award, Green Lake Christian Writers’ Conference, Aug. 2013
- “Silver Streaks, a memoir, Award & inclusion in RAVEN 2, Voices of the North anthology
- Williwaw Winds, Trouble at Fish Camp, and Runaways, Books 1, 2, and 3 of “Ways of the Williwaw” series
- Several awards from the Wisconsin Regional Writers Association (Now Wisconsin Writers Association)
- AMY Foundation award for a Letter to the Editor.
- “Mama’s Prayer Line,” Guide Magazine, a Sunday school paper
- “Memories of Summer Jobs,” The Country Today (Yarns of Yesteryear column)
OTHER WRITINGS by Sally Bair
- “Eternal Perspectives,” a weekly devotional column published online and in area newspapers.
- The Sasquatch Trail, a fun, inspirational novel series for kids to be released in 2019 (?)
- Short stories galore: romance, kids, nature …
- Three memoirs in various stages of completion:
Run, Sally, Run, a memoir of her spiritual life.
Summer Heat, a memoir about her mom during the difficult summer of 1950.
An anonymous story about family trauma, severed relationships, and hope.
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