North Wilkesboro author details final days with mother in poignant new memoir

NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C. — Author Helen Marie Morris tugs at the readers’ heartstrings in her new memoir, “Journey to the Pleasant Places.” This captivating read is set for nationwide release this week.

Morris had really wanted to leave the past behind, but when her mother called for help, she couldn’t escape returning home.

“Journey to the Pleasant Places” takes the readers to the pair’s last weeks and days together, as their paths merged into an unforgettable journey that often seemed to veer in the opposite direction of her mother’s desired destination. As it turned out, however, divine intervention would faithfully guide her mother to the pleasant places where she longed to be.

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

From the time she became a Christian in 1984, Morris has dedicated her musical and artistic talents to the expression of God’s truth. From prison ministry and homeschooling to worship leading and prophetic intercession, the driving force behind her work is to bring the real Jesus, with the power of his Holy Spirit, to everyone in her sphere of influence. With her children now grown, Morris presently focuses her attention on completing the writings, musical compositions and other artistic creations that the Lord has given her. She also serves on the worship team at her local church and spends time praying with, mentoring and counseling those whom God sends her way. Morris lives with her husband, Bob, and their daughter, Elizabeth, in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina.

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