FREE One Day Only: An Engaging and Haunting Southern Tale

Fathers, sons and brothers reconnect over tragedy in this blue-collar Southern tale of love, loss and the healing power of community and family.

Read the first chapter here

Doxology does for small town Louisiana men what Steel Magnolias did for small-town Louisiana women, exposing flaws while showcasing their inner strengths. It is a tale of grandfathers, fathers, sons and brothers, and recreates family dynamics and memories in a way that forms a doxology, a song of praise for the male family bond, the emotional ties men conceal from the world and each other. Continue reading

Book Review: Awake: A Fairytale by Jessica Grey

Amazon summary
Alexandra Martin didn’t believe in fairytales…

Alex has always been more interested in rocks and science than stories about princesses and magic. Now she’s far too busy with her summer internship at the Gem and Mineral Museum to think about children’s stories. Between avoiding her former best friend and high school baseball star, Luke Reed, and trying to hide her unrequited crush on her mentor at the museum, the real world is occupying all of her time. Continue reading

Win Winter Light by Bruce Ray Smith in the Showers of Books Giveaway Hop

The Showers of Books Giveaway Hop is hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and One A Day YA and runs April 20-25th. There are about 200 blogs participating in this hop.

I’m giving away Winter Light: A Christian’s Search for Humility by Bruce Ray Smith. This is a quick read, but not an easy one. You can read my review here. Continue reading

Do YOU Have Bacon Insurance?

Normally, I collect kid stories and post several together. This totally cracked me up, though, and I thought I’d brighten your day a little.

Yesterday morning: I could hear Jeffrey mumbling in his sleep, but once I realized he wasn’t talking to me and wasn’t having a nightmare, I just ignored him. Apparently, I should have been listening better because I missed a lot. He sat up suddenly and said, “I just had a weird dream. This guy was following me around all day trying to sell me bacon insurance, but I didn’t want it. Then I dropped my bacon down the garbage disposal.”

This morning he was mumbling again and when he woke up, he told me, “This time I bought the bacon insurance.”

I hope you’ve all learned your lesson. Don’t wait to buy your bacon insurance!