Local authors self-publish books


Two books with religious angles were recently self-published by Toledo authors.

Where My Testimony Begins is Debora Gregory’s memoir of the tragedy of losing her daughter, 12-year-old T’onna, to undiagnosed asthma, and of the exploration of her 15-year on-and-off relationship with her daughter’s father, Tyrone, who doesn’t share her faith. A preacher’s daughter, Ms. Gregory shares her Christian testimony of support and self-examination. Where My Testimony Begins is available at

Pastor Talmadge Thomas of City of Zion, the Mt. Zion Church in Toledo wrote a “wisdom journal,” Early Will I Seek Thee, following the biblical book of Proverbs. Early Will I Seek Thee has 31 devotions, one for each Proverbs chapter, presented as a 31-day study. Pastor Thomas’s book can be purchased from the church’s online store at or at the church at 701 Vance St.