The other day I was thinking about our front porch in Montague, Michigan. Growing up it was used as a gathering place where people were welcomed, listened to, encouraged to share, and I believe, felt loved. I never really understood the significance of all of this until mom and dad were gone, and I could no longer sit on that front porch.
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Our library in Montague, MI was above the firehouse. I was happy to know I could go there and check out fun books to read. We didn’t have a television so our activities were simple. Reading became an important part of our lives.
One day my father said he had a surprise for me. “I want to show you something, Adele. I’m going to take you to a place where there are many books! We’re going to go to Grossman’s.” (Grossman’s was a very popular department store in Muskegon, MI).
The holidays are over. No more shopping until Valentine's Day. BUT THE GIFTS KEEP COMING. Here's a FREE copy of my award winning first novel in the Sam Jenkins Smoky Mountain mystery series. Simply click on the link and follow the directions to down load your free mobi version (for the Kindle eReader.) If you would like a different version (ePub for Nook and most other eReaders or PDF for PCs and all other devices) just send me an email (the address is provided on the "freebie page") and I'll send it to you.
I hope you enjoy A NEW PROSPECT and plan on visiting Sam Jenkins and all the boys and girls of Prospect PD often.
If my world hadn't changed in 1957 perhaps the outcome of the latest World Series would have bothered me. But the Dodgers abandoned Brooklyn when I was just a kid and I vowed never to watch a major league ball game for as long as I lived.
A couple years ago a friend asked a few mystery writers to each give him a short story for his blog with baseball as the theme. This what I came up with.
LAST GAME IN BROOKLYN
By Wayne Zurl
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Every year Sweetwater, TN holds "A Small Towne Christmas" on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Activities include horse and buggy rides, pictures with Santa, Christmas shopping and hayrides through historic Downtown Sweetwater. Stores will be open late and serving treats. This year AGT author, Stephanie McElligott, will be selling and signing copies of her novel, The Gifts of Man, at the Lilly Pad Boutique from noon thru 7 pm. The Gifts of Man tells the story of the Three Wise Men and weaves a rich tale of the people and experiences that shaped each man’s journey to find the Messiah. Faith, identity, and love underpin the biblical story, imbuing it with unique meaning. Widely praised in reviews and read by book clubs around the country, this book will make a great gift and a prized Christmas read for years to come. Come visit Stephanie at The Lilly Pad at 209 N. Main Street in Sweetwater on Saturday Nov. 26 to get your autographed copy.
So honored to receive a followup book review of "And the Angel Cried' by Wall-to-Wall Books! Dave and I are so humbled this incredible true story has touched so many people around the world!
(Click on the link below to read the review)