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The Cotton Chronicles Series




Betty Cotton McMurtry

Betty Cotton McMurtry was born and raised near Hartford, AL and attended Auburn University. Then, she worked for the United States Department of Agriculture, Farmers Home Administration as a civil servant. After an early retirement, she owned and operated a successful management consulting firm. In 1998, she became licensed as a National Football League player contract adviser. At the height of her career, she represented seven (7) NFL players from schools such as Auburn University, the University of Alabama, and Florida State University.

Betty's Writing credits include:

A Planting Season (2017)

A Growing Season (2018)

A Harvest Season (due August 2019)


Ford McMurtry

Ford McMurtry was born in Columbus, Georgia. After high school, he attended Auburn University where he was a walk-on member of the football team. In addition to becoming a successful coach at the high school, college, and professional levels, He counts NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal among his most accomplished players. Ford’s career included stints as an NFL agent, sports journalist, business owner, and auto insurance claims director. He resides in Auburn, Alabama where he enjoys spending time with the family and dog, Missy.

Ford's Writing credits include:

A Planting Season (2017)

A Growing Season (2018)

Cotton Fields (2017)

Luke Learns Baseball (2018)

Against A Crimson Tide (due August 2019)


Doris E Cotton

Doris Evelyn Cotton

1/2/1928 to 8/21/2004

Doris was born in Geneva County, Alabama and grew up on a farm near High Bluff a few miles from Hartford, Alabama. She attended medical school, law school , and then majored in library sciences. She was a lifelong learner and passed her wisdom on to many high school aged children.

The book COTTON FIELDS is a compilation of her journals she wrote in college and throughout her adult life and spans the years 1948 to 1998.


Cynthia Dowdell

Cynthia grew up in Auburn, Alabama and graduated from Auburn High School. She lives in Huntsville now and her current work in progress is titled DRAKE 41 which reflects on her experiences growing up in Auburn in the 1970s and 80s. It's a gritty tale we are confident you will find worth the read. DRAKE 41, Cynthia's debut novel, will be published later this summer. 

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