Bridgette Michele Alfred was raised in Washington, D.C. She is a wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Bridgette completed one year at the University of the District of Columbia majoring in Business Management. She is a Desert Storm Vet and served in the U.S. Army for 15 years. Bridgette retired in 2014 from the United States Capitol Police, where she served for 24 years. She is also an ordained minister and serves as the Chaplain for Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7461 in Fort Washington, MD.
Bridgette’s talent for creative writing was recognized by her fifth grade teacher, Mrs. Lewis. Mrs. Lewis always encouraged her students to show creativity in learning their spelling words. Mrs. Lewis had contests to see who could write the best story using all of their spelling words correctly. It was a very inventive learning tool.
In 2018, Bridgette published her first fictional novel, “When There Is H.O.P.E. (Healing Over Past Events).” We all need hope because life can be hard; hope guides us and gets us through the storms of life. When There Is Hope’s main character, Raynelle endured many significant life-changing events throughout her life with a supernatural inner strength,” Along her spiritual journey, she finds the hope of Jesus Christ that surpasses her most difficult adversities. In today’s complex and challenging world, this book gives lessons to comfort and encourage through the characters of the Word of God.
In 2019, Bridgette began writing inspirational articles on various topics for the online magazine, “The Urban Sentinel.” She is currently writing her next book and has plans for writing five more books. Bridgette also posts daily devotionals on her Facebook page, “Hope Is Real Devotional,” and 14 other platforms.