Terri Fitzsimmons (TK Banner)

I am an accomplished author of several books, an educator, and a counselor. I have spent over twenty-five years in education, inspiring students to better themselves. I taught all grades, including Special Education, Home Schooling, College and University. My love of Sociology was the impetus to write two Historical Novels.

After I lost everything in the Campfire of 2018 in Paradise, California, my fiancé and I moved near Palm Springs to start anew. Determined not to let tragedy define me, I began doing podcasts and created my website to help other victims. I am the co-president of the local Reader’s Club, a member of the Writer’s Club, and AAUW (American Association of Women). I enjoy walking, working out in the pool and gym, and, most of all, meditating. I also write articles for various magazines on how to thrive in retirement.

Redemption for Gertrude by TK Banner is a powerful and thought-provoking novel that explores the complex themes of guilt, forgiveness, and redemption. The story follows Gertrude, a young woman who comes of age in the aftermath of World War I when anti-Semitism is rampant in Germany. Gertrude is groomed by her mentor, Herr Friesen, to join the supporters of the Thule Society, a far-right organization that advocates for racial purity and the elimination of Jews. Gertrude becomes an integral part of Hitler’s inner circle, but she soon realizes that she cannot condone the atrocities that are being committed.

Overall, Redemption for Gertrude is a thought-provoking and moving novel that will stay with readers long after reading it. It is recommended for fans of historical fiction and anyone interested in the complex themes of guilt, forgiveness, and redemption.