In October 2015, the Minden community buried longtime resident Cottrell Terrell. This month, his grandson Vempre Terrell Jr. published his first motivational book, crediting his grandfather with providing inspiration to become an author.
“Prior to his passing, my grandfather was one of the most encouraging people when it came to my writing,” the young Terrell said. “By reading the literary works of black authors to me during childhood, he allowed me to see that I could one day become a black author too.”
Vempre Terrell Jr. is an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and author currently living in the Dallas, Texas area. His first