The bfieldsof Shelby County

About Me


Brenda A. Fields is a native of Shelby County, Alabama. She was raised in a small community called Aldrich. She attended Almont Elementary School and Prentice High School. However, she was later transferred to Montevallo High School due to segregation.

Fields began work for the Alabama Department of Corrections in 1984 and later joined the Department of Defense as a Reservist. Brenda fulfilled her state and military career retiring in 2009.

Brenda received her B.S. degree in Health Care Administration from the University of Phoenix, a B.A. degree in Business Administration from the University of Montevallo in 1977, and a Healthcare Specialist Certificate from Brown Mackie Institute. Fields current focus is developing her creative management tools.

My Book

The Fields of Shelby County revolves around Brenda Fields, the 7th daughter to Sidney and Lue Ollie Fields. The book provides insight Sidney and Lue Ollie’s historical unification, as well as the Fields children born within this union. In addition, Sidney and Lue Ollie’s journey to entrepreneurship, family life, and troubled times.

Brenda Fields also reflects her life experiences through education, employment, relationships, raising her sons, adopting a granddaughter, the tragic death of her niece, military life, and interviews from people who gave me their views on racism that took place in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Photos of family members and her personal poetry are also inclusive in her book.


The book is very well written about the life of you and your family about the Good and Sad times and I love to read a 2nd book because its an inspiring, memorable book which I believe is more to write about the Fields. Love the book!

Excellent read! The story was both heartbreaking and inspiring, yet I could not stop turning the pages. As a local Alabama author, Brenda is a hidden gem!

This book is worth every penny and an easy read! Its alive, touching, vivid, and honest. The imagery is addictive! The book also include pictures and poems that convey real, heartfelt experiences.

Ways To Purchase My Book

Order By Phone:
(205) 919-5166

Order By Mail:
PO Box 137
Montevallo, AL 35115

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Price For Book • $14.95, plus tax

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