WPU Alumna publishes autobiography

December 19, 2022

For Bettie Fontaine Thompson ’69, her life has held many unexpected ups and downs.

From her early life loss of her birth father, to her marriage and the eventual ending of it, to her growing in her Christian faith — she expressed that her life has been full of the good, the bad and the ugly. Through it all, though, she has felt God carrying her. 

Bettie now wants to share her experiences with others in her autobiography, “God’s Hand On My Life: He Has Never Let Me Go.”  

“I have been through so many things in my life and recently, I was baptized by the Holy Spirit and felt spiritually led to write the book,” she said. “I believe God wants to bless people with this book and to encourage people to know that God is with them.”

Published at Christian Faith Publishing and for sale currently at Barnes & Noble and Amazon, the William Peace University Alumna wrote the book in just two weeks. Soon, the book will be available as an e-book and audiobook. 

Already, she’s received many incredible responses to the book. Readers have shared that the book is impactful and powerful.

 Part of the book features Bettie’s time at her alma mater, what was then Peace College. At Peace, she found a second home.

She was drawn to attend because her mother, Blanche Hudson Fontaine, had previously attended the school. She appreciated how hands-on her professors were. While she attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill afterward, she always preferred her professors at William Peace University. 

After college, Bettie then went on to teach in Wake County Public Schools and later worked as an office manager at an orthodontist’s office. Her final twenty years of work were spent at Verizon where she worked as an Executive Assistant. She is now retired and resides in Cary, North Carolina.