Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Meet Molly Noble Bull, one of the authors of
The Overcomers: Christian Authors Who Conquered Learning Disabilities

What would you like for our readers to know about you personally?
I’m dyslexic. Yep. It’s true. I had a hard time learning to read and spell. Yet today I am a published novelist.

How could someone like me manage to graduate for high school and college, get married, raise three kids, teach school, and become a published writer? I give God all the honor and glory. With Him, anything is possible.

But for years, I kept my learning problems a secret. I never expected to find six other published novelists who suffered from problems like mine, but I did.

The seven of us formed a small group, and five of these seven novelists decided to pool our knowledge and write a non-fiction book to help others with problems like ours. The results is The Overcomers: Christian Authors Who Conquered Learning Disabilities by Margaret Daley, Ginny Aiken, Jane Myers Perrine, Ruth Scofield, and me, Molly Noble Bull.

Margaret is not only a published author, she is the current president of American Christian Fiction Writers.

Tell us about your family. 
I came from a ranch family from South Texas and have lived most of my life in a rural setting. Growing up, my father and my maternal grandfather managed a sixty thousand acre cattle ranch, and all three of our sons are involved in ranching in Texas today. I think the country is the best place to grow up and raise a family, and though we didn’t own the ranch, I had the great privilege of living on two different ranches during part of my growing up years.

I met my husband in college, and as I said, we raised three sons and now have six grandchildren. All but the youngest two grandchildren are involved in 4-H and/or FFA, and I am sure the little ones will follow suit when they are old enough.

Have you written other nonfiction books? 
No. The Overcomers is my first non-fiction book and is available in paperback and as an e-book. It is also a finalist in the 2011 Women of Faith contest for writers. The winner will be announced on March 31, 2012. 

Do you have any other books in the works right now? 
I just finished a long historical set in England and Scotland and am working on a western-historical set on a cattle ranch much like the two I lived on as a child.  

What kinds of hobbies and leisure activities do you enjoy? 
I like to write books, of course. I also love to read—especially books on Bible prophecy. I love horses and once rode a lot, but I leave that to our sons and grandchildren now.    

Why did you write the featured book
I wrote The Overcomers: Christian Authors Who Conquered Learning Disabilities to encourage others with problems like mine. The five of us overcame, and others can do the same. We hope our book will help them learn how.  

What do you want the reader to take away from the book? 
I would like readers to know that though learning disabilities never go away, we learned to go around them, and they can, too. However, true Overcomers overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony in the name of Jesus. Revelation chapter 12, verse 11.

Where on the Internet can the readers find you?
My web address is www.mollynoblebull.com, and I write for several blogs. I also have a monthly column in a local magazine. Below are those addresses.
Bustles and Spurs: (Click below to read all Bustle and Spurs articles.)
Commandment Keepers: (Click onto the address below. Then search for all my articles.) 
South Texas Living magazine:
To find all my books in online and at walk-in bookstores, write Molly Noble Bull in the search slot. By the way, The Overcomers is a popular book title right now. Therefore, if searching for my book on learning problems and don’t want to end up with another book entirely, write in the complete title in the search slot, The Overcomers: Christian Authors Who Conquered Learning Disabilities

Thank you, Molly, for a peek into this interesting subject.

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The Overcomers: Christian Authors Who Conquered Learning Disabilities - paperback
The Overcomers: Christian Authors Who Conquered Learning Disabilities - Kindle

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Connie Almony said...

I am currently reading Molly's Overcomers book. Very inspiring! I see a little of myself in all of the authors. It's good to know there's hope for me as a writer :o). In fact, I believe that some of what challenges me helps me as a story teller. It's just a matter of managing all the parts.

Margaret Daley said...

The challenges can definitely in the long run help you. They strengthen you. Good luck with your writing, cbalmony.

Jane Myers Perrine said...

All of us who co-authored the book hope readers will take away lessons of faith and "overcoming."

Judy Cooper said...

My 46yr. old son has dyslexia and has done very well in adjusting but meets a new challenge every day. So I am sure you know it is a constant on going situation. So happy you shared with us Molly. I enjoy your books and am pleased to enter the contest. Thank you. Judy Cooper in Louisiana.

Molly Noble Bull said...

Thanks to cbalmony, Margaret, Jane and Judy,
Dylexia isn't easy, but as I am sure you know, with God, all things are possible.

Janet Kerr said...

Your book "Overcomers" sounds like a real inspiration. As a person who has overcome physical challenges I am interested in reading about others who have overcome....anything!
& Congratulations Molly!

Jan from B.C., Canada

Molly Noble Bull said...

Thanks for writing, Janet. God is good. May you continue to overcome.

Anonymous said...

Molly, I love the message you've sent through this post. I'll have to get the book for my nephew who is struggling to get his engineering degree. He's so smart but dyslexia slowed him down. However, as he matures I see him excelling despite it. His siblings and parents don't always understand so maybe a book like this can boost his esteem.

Molly Noble Bull said...

Dear Diane,
I've heard so many stories like yours. Even some of the editors that worked on the book had relatives with learning problems. It's everywhere.
It is not so much that we can't learn. We can and do. The main problem is convincing the dyslexic that he or she can overcome.
We feel so alone, and we are embarrassed because we can't read and spell as early as others do.
Please do buy The Overcomers for your nephew.
But remember, a lot of books are titled The Overcomers. You must fill in the complete title, The Overcomers: Christian Authors Who Conquered Learning Disabilities.
The easiest way to find all my books is to write my full name in the search slot at online and walk-in bookstores.
Here it is again.
Molly Noble Bull

Carrie Fancett Pagels said...

Thanks for this post, Molly and Lena! As you know, I am all about "overcoming" and love to read about God's provision in taking people through difficulties. Looking forward to purchasing this book and reading the testimonies of God's faithfulness in all of their lives!

Molly Noble Bull said...

Dear Carrie,
Thanks for writing, Carrie. For me, writing the book was a part of overcoming. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing my part of it.
It helped. Believe me.

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Molly Noble Bull said...

Thanks for stopping by, Apple Blossom and Sharon.