Gibbon author enlightens readers on struggles, reality of pastors’ kids in new book

GIBBON, Neb. — This week marks the nationwide release of “The Virgin Mother,” a captivating new book by author Dy Noel.

Most people think pastors’ kids lead charmed lives.

In “The Virgin Mother,” the life of one pastor’s child is far from uneventful. Follow the events of one pastor’s daughter and two Gulf War vets in their struggle to keep this trouble magnet from an unthinkable end. Join Noel in this part reality, part fantasy saga. Which part is real and which part is fantasy? Dive inside the pages of “The Virgin Mother” and try to figure it out.

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting or

Noel is an elementary school teacher, a church youth leader, a habitual daydreamer and a pastor’s daughter. A born and bred Midwesterner who always hated reading when she was in school, it wasn’t until she was taking a literary methods class in college and was required to write a children’s book that she found that she enjoyed the writing process. It only took her another 25 years before she decided to start putting those stories running around in her mind down on paper.

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