Friday, September 25, 2015


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"The Man Upstairs"
 and Me
People smiled when Jim Bledsoe took off his shoes and socks, placing them on the walk. They watched as he planted his bare feet firmly in the sandy gutter, picked up his black umbrella and looked skyward. They grinned broadly when he unfolded his umbrella and began holding it over his head. Almost immediately sweat began pouring down his face as the sun baked the streets and the unabashed man of faith. He said, “If we have enough of the kind of believing it takes, the rains will come. It just takes a mustard seed of faith.” He proposed that on a given day the whole town wear rain gear as tokens of faith that it would rain. He found few takers of his offer. Undaunted, he placed an ad in the Hobart Democrat-Chief offering free umbrellas for those who didn’t have one. Still, he found few takers. For days, he sat confidently on the curb holding his umbrella in the hot blazing sun with the temperature hovering at 101°.
People across the Oklahoma countryside and beyond began talking about the Hobart businessman sitting outside his store in the hot blazing sun holding an umbrella, while praying for rain.
The owners of Life Magazine took wind of the circulating stories about the unwavering man of faith, and sent reporters to the small town of Hobart to cover the story. The May 30, 1955 issue of Life Magazine contained the story of Jim Bledsoe and his faith in God.
Even though I was a young child at the time, vivid memories of this time in history remained in my heart. Living out in the country four miles from the small town of Hobart meant a lot to me. The fond memories of my childhood left an unfaltering longing in me to create a tribute, as well as a family heirloom for my family, Jim Bledsoe’s family, and for people in the small town of Hobart.
Thus was born the color-illustrated children’s book, “The Rain Snake” that tells of my childhood adventures, and the unshakable faith of Jim Bledsoe.
Recently, I received correspondence from Jim Bledsoe’s granddaughter who was doing genealogy research and came across the Life Magazine and my book.
Lisa Horton said, “I am Jim Bledsoe's granddaughter. I grew up hearing the rain story and seeing the pictures in Life Magazine. I am sitting here in tears after reading your lovely book, The Rain Snake. I cannot tell you how intensely touched I was to read your book and see Granddaddy's story intermingled with yours! This has been the most amazing day.
I enjoy doing genealogy for the family, and for some reason today I just decided to Google granddaddy's name. The Life Magazine article popped up and then I saw a link to a book that contained his name. So of course I had to check it out. I then found The Rain Snake, read it, and felt the most amazing joy! Here was a book with the story I grew up hearing, along with drawings of the pictures from the Life magazine article! I couldn't believe it. I felt a connection to you and was so very touched that I had to contact you immediately. This has been such a wonderful discovery and has really been a boost to my spirit! I can feel Granddaddy smiling, and I know he's pleased. I know Grandmother is too! Granddaddy and Grandmother died six weeks apart in the spring of 1967, right before I turned five. I have pictures of me with them but really don't remember them. I do, however, remember Hobart. We spent the summer there following their deaths, and I have very fond memories of that cute little town.  
Your book will be a family heirloom that I will share and treasure. And, I'll keep it with the Life magazine to make a beautiful tribute to Jim Bledsoe. By the way, his middle name was Russell, which is what I named my first son. My granddaddy is and always has been, a big part of my life.
Jeannie, this has been such an amazing experience for me. I feel my beloved grandparents smiling at me and happy the way this turned out. Honestly, this has produced more than a few happy tears! Thank you so much for writing this beautiful book. 

Friday, June 12, 2015

25 Years & Still Searching For Justice

                              FIGHTING THE DEVIL
                                                        Jerry Sternadel
                                                  Million Dollar Ranch in Texas
Jeannie Walker
Jerry Sternadel was a millionaire and healthy as a horse when we were married.
All that changed when we divorced & he married a female who was money hungry.
The she devil he married and his bookkeeper conspired to get his millions.
He trusted them - they repaid his trust by feeding him massive amounts of arsenic poison.
He suffered a horrible death on June 12th - 25 years ago
I had to write this true story that has been on National TV. 

Jerry Sternadel,  this is for you.
I haven't forgotten you and NEVER WILL

 The last time I saw the father of my children, Becky and Sandy Sternadel
The last time my daughter (Becky Sternadel) saw her dad.
                               Becky this is for you...
May God continually bless all of our family and friends who are with us in our
search for JUSTICE - Each day brings us a little closer to getting the justice
Jerry Sternadel deserves for the horrible way the she devil and her friend,
Debra Baker, poisoned him and made him suffer horrible before he died
from EXTREME ARSENIC POISON on June 12, 1990.
Debra Baker was sent to prison for her part in the murder conspiracy,
but Jerry's widow, Lou Ann Sternadel was and still is a suspect in this

                Jerry Sternadel's body is in the grave, but his spirit lives on.

Friday, October 3, 2014


Jeannie Walker Interviewed on
                         "HUNGER FOR CASH" 
                          SEASON 8 EPISODE 6 
 Watch- Friday Oct. 10th at 8:00 & 11:00pm
    First Airing was FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 2014 10:00PM ET/PT

When some women lust for money, it costs family and friends more than their bank account.
Putting money above lives, these women "DEADLY WOMEN" have a "HUNGER FOR CASH"

AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR JEANNIE WALKER talks about her true crime book "Fighting the Devil" and the deadly women who lusted after and killed her millionaire ex-husband costing Jeannie and her family more than their bank accounts. 

Debra Lynn Baker was one of the alleged co-conspirators in the arsenic-poisoning murder of my ex-husband, Jerry Sternadel, who was a millionaire rancher/plumber. 
Debra was an woman who had a insatiable lust for money and killed for it.
My ex-husband did not know it at the time, but he made a grievous mistake when he married his second wife and hired her friend, Debra Baker as his bookkeeper. 
Who would used deadly poison to kill a person? A deadly woman like Debra Baker, that's who.
When Jerry Sternadel got sick from what doctors thought was food poisoning, he trusted his caregivers who continued to poison his food and drink. He was hospitalized three different times, but, eventually lost his life due to extreme arsenic poisoning.
There were other victims in this tragedy besides the victim's family. An innocent victim and stranger almost lost his life when he accidentally drank arsenic-tainted cranapple juice meant for Jerry Sternadel. Thomas Bradley will finally tell his story on "Deadly Women" Hunger for Cash when Investigation Discovery profiles Debra Baker on their Season 8 "Deadly Women" series.

This heinous murder case was chronicled in the award-winning true crime "Fighting the Devil" penned by Jeannie Walker.
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Monday, July 28, 2014

A Time for Everything

Good times bring great memories.
Bad times bring sorrow.
When my millionaire ex-husband was poisoned to death - it brought me and my children great sorrow.
I dropped everything to become a real-life sleuth to help get justice for the father of my children. It was a time I would never forget. I chronicled the homicide investigation and the murder in the award-winning true crime "Fighting the Devil".

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To every thing there is a season, and a time for every purpose under the Heaven.
I said in my heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: For there is a time and a purpose for every work under the sun.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Poisoning Murder Case Remains Open

JerrySternadel died of arsenic poisoning in 1990. His convicted murderer was released June 20, 2014. However, the murder case remains open.

Award-Winning Author Jeannie Walker 

Friday, August 30, 2013

It was like an Errol Flynn movie!

 Arsenic poisoning murder of Texas Millionaire

 (murder depicted in Award-Winning True Crime

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Texas Ranger talks about the murder investigation -

A secretary poisoned her boss over a period of time ... her and the wife were doing it.... It was an arsenic poisoning case.
Sheriff Bogard called me ...he said, "I've got something here ... the hospital called me and said there's a man that died in Wichita Falls from arsenic poisoning and he's from Clay County.
We went out to the murdered man's ranch in Clay County and talked to the secretary and the wife ...the murdered man had made three  visits to the hospital in Wichita Falls and nobody in the world ever snapped on that arsenic poisoning. But we went through the records and they knew about it two or three weeks before he died, you know? Every time the wife and secretary would visit Sternadel in the hospital, he'd have a relapse. He'd get sicker and sicker. I think they were giving it (arsenic) to him in the hospital. So he finally died. He died of acute arsenic poisoning.
Well, we went out one day, this was kind of funny. We went out and talked to the grieving widow and we're talking...