Wednesday, March 18, 2015


Tara McClary Reeves  & Amanda Jenkins
with illustrations by Daniel Fernandez

This is the story about a little boy who becomes a 'pirate' with some of his friends,   He then has questions about if what they are doing, is really right.  His friend, the Firefly talks to him, and gives him some scriptures to help him decide.

It has enough 'story' to it to keep children 
listening, and asking questions.  It is short enough that parents will not mind reading it many times.  Both girls and boys should really enjoy the story.

As you can see by the picture above, the illustrations are 
beautiful and will draw the attention of most 
children, who will then ask to have it read to them.

This would make a wonderful Birthday or other occasion gift for your child or a friend's child.  And it would make a lovely addition to a church library.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Mercys Rain by Cindy K Sproles

I totally loved this book, Cindy K Sproles did a wonderful job of making this a very believable story, and one that you want to keep reading, even after you finish the last page. 
Mercy feels her name is more a curse than a call for Mercy, she's raised by an abusive father, The Pastor, and a mother who is abused, and really does nothing to help her. While reading this, you feel her pain, fear, and her anger, it is real to you, as it is to Mercy. 

I was given a copy of this book by the publisher, Kregel Publications, to read and review. No other compensation was given. All opinions given here are my own, and I am not required to give a positive review. 

I'm going to be looking for more books by Cindy Sproles, as I really enjoyed this book. It is different in many ways than most books I've read.

I was given a free Kindle book from the publisher to read and review, no other compensation was given.  My reviews are my opinion, and only my opinion.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Update on FEAR Novella

Well it may not be selling like hotcakes, but it is selling.

Here is a link to it on Amazon, either in Kindle or Paperback form

I'm planning a give away soon, when I get the plan figured out how I want to do it.

Now another story is forming in my head.

Monday, February 02, 2015

New Novella Published,

A few years ago, a distant relative and I published a book A MAN CALLED BROWN, about my great great grandfather, Joseph Brown, which wasn't his real name, his real name was Joel Weeks, and he changed it when he was being hunted for killing a man and stabbing another, when they were doing their best to kill him.

Well, I've always loved to write, and have witten several short stories since this book was published.   About 3 months ago, a story got into my head, and wouldn't leave me alone.  Sometimes they do this, but the ending never appears.  
This one, the ending appeared at about the same time that the idea did, I just had to fill in the middle.

I started out with the working title, FEAR, figuring that would change when the story got farther along.  It didn't.    As I wrote the basics of the story, I kept toying with the ending, how to make it work out the way I had in mind without seeming contrived.  

Last week, I uploaded the Novella to as a Kindle Ebook.  Several of my friends don't have  kindles, and didn't want to download it, so I started searching for a way to publish it in paperback without  it  costing a fortune.
I discovered  and checked out their way of doing things.  Yesterday I signed on with them to print and distribute the book.  They have it now, and within a few days, it will be available on too.

Here is the cover, if I had it to do over, I would have created a different one
more like this but they tell me that hindsight is 20-20 and I may decide to change this in the future.

If you wish to read a few pages to decide if you would like it, go to and type in Fear  Jettie Parrish in the search, and it should take you to the page it is listed on.  There is a feature there that gives you the option to preview a few pages of the story.  Paper copies will be available soon on Amazon.

Also, you can go to  and order a paper copy I'm sure their search would be under author's name.
Even if you aren't looking to purchase, please go check these out.

I'm working on another story, that I started several years ago, it is one that didn't tell me where it wanted to go, so I guess I'll have to figure that out for myself.

Monday, January 26, 2015

A drive and some photos

We had an errand to run this morning, and decide to take the old highway west, and enjoy the sunshine.
We made a little side trip off the main highway, and found these enjoying the sunshine, and not minding the cool water.

We were the only ones within a mile, so they didn't pay a lot
of attention to us, except when we were right beside them.

 Then we drove on west, and crossed the bridges, and I got this shot you can see the road, the water, and houses on other side of the lake.

 These are beautiful homes, click on the photos to enlarge them to see better.

And here is the big power plant, in my album, I can enlarge this
to see the lines on the stack.

We drove a bit farther west, ate lunch, then headed back east to visit with Jerry's brother for awhile, he is in rehab at one of the nursing homes for at least another week.  Got to visit with his youngest daughter, Liz, it is hard to believe that I was the first one that held her after she was born, I got to carry her down to the nursery. She now has 6 children of her own, and the youngest has the brightest red hair I have seen in a long time.  It just glows.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Recycling 101

Remember last February when we had the ice storm, and 2 trees landed on our roof.
this guitar body is made from the Hackberry tree.
Jerry was going to make a piece of  lumber, 2x8 or something, to use in building.
When he sawed it, the grain just popped out.
So instead he glued up and cut out this blank
The center piece is Walnut. 

The Neck doesn't have
a finish on it yet.

but here it is.

Note the pencils and pens,
those are my spacers so I can move the body around
as I put the finish on the parts.