A passion for writing

Published 2:23 pm Wednesday, August 13, 2008

By By Adam Prestridge
As an English teacher in both Alabama and Florida, J.J. Webb assigned thousands of book reports.
Last Friday, the retired educator was on hand at the First National Bank &Trust’s downtown branch to sign copies of her first novel, “Feet of Clay,” before a packed house made up of former students and friends.
FNB&T vice president Rene’ Godwin agreed.
Webb brought 50 books to the book signing, but said numerous people brought their own copies that they had already purchased for her to sign.
According to Godwin, Webb was not only signing copies of her book, but also assigning book reports to her former students.
Webb graduated high school from Escambia County High School. She went on to be a teacher for 35 years at Ernest Ward High School where she retired in 1992. During her 40 years as an educator, she taught one year at Brewton Elementary School and two years at both Flomaton High School and Escambia County High School.
Webb said she was touched by the outpouring of support for her book.
Godwin said FNB&T decided to host the book signing at the suggestion of one of Webb’s former students, Sue Beck, who used to work at the bank.
Godwin believes that is the reason why the signing was so well received.

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