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Grandma Answered Lord's Call at 70!

Called Into Service: Grandmother Starts First Career at 70

Sheila Walsh and Sarah Ferguson Lend a Hand

Contact: Steve Rohrm, 310-461-1440, steve@lexiconpublicrelations.com

LOS ANGELES, September 25 /Christian Newswire/ -- IT'S NEVER TOO LATE has become a golden rule for Roberta Simpson, who at the age of 70, answered God's call to start a career outside of the home. It is the first career for the grandmother of nine who has raised a family with her husband, Kyffin, of 40 years.

A gifted storyteller, Simpson never dreamed that her vivid and colorful Bible stories would ever been published. But in Nana's Bible Stories, Simpson (aka Nana), the Mother Goose of Bible Stories, invites children to gather around and experience the heart of God as she tells warm, loving stories based on real Bible events where children are the heroes.

Nana's Bible Stories (Thomas Nelson, ISBN: 1-4003-1187-X, $16.99, September 25, 2007) is perfect for storytime with its warm illustrations and cleverly written stories that connect with children of all ages. Children delight in the excitement of the boy who shares his lunch with Jesus. They cry with the child whose father because a leper and is cast away but then rejoice as God heals his daddy. Or feel the fear of the lost sheep who waits in the night for his shepherd. Through these captivating stories, children learn about God's abundant love and devotion for them.

"I'm excited for everyone who gets a chance to pick up their own copy of Nana's Bible Stories," said Sheila Walsh, well known speaker and author of Gigi: God's Little Princess books. "Begin to read to your children, your grandchildren, nieces, nephews...Take it to your Sunday School classes." Inside each book is a bonus CD with the stories narrated by Walsh.

Sarah Ferguson, The Duchess of York, wrote the foreword noting, "Roberta is an inspiration to all as she embarks on her writing career at the age of seventy. She is motivated by her passion for children and desire to make a difference in the lives of those in need."

Simpson has a rich family history, one full of beautiful stories. Her grandmother was an author herself and the inspiration for J.M. Barrie's Wendy, from his classic tale Peter Pan.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the book will go to charities benefiting young people.