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This collection of poems spans the life of Bob Perdue. Poems that mourn lost friendship, celebrate family members, and friends, speak of the joys of everyday life: work, talking with friends, fishing, just living life. The book’s final poem is “The List”, which is an ongoing tribute to the Luverne Class of ‘68 and the members who have passed away.

This book can be purchased in paperback through Amazon at this link.

The Cloud Riders by Donnie R Griggs is the first book in a series about  a friendly, peace-loving people who live among the clouds. They build their homes, gather food from the mountaintops and take care of each other. This title includes two stories: “Introduction of the Cloud Riders” and “A Day with the Cloud Riders”.

This will make a great gift for any kid, especially those who love to imagine things and watch the skies for interesting stuff.

It’s available on Amazon here.




Author: Beth R - Categories: books and movies,family and friends,writing

Thank God for Boll Weevils is set in southern Alabama- Enterprise and Troy to be exact. Because I live near both places, many of the family names and locations are very familiar with me.

I remember studying Alabama history in 4th grade – the story of the boll weevils and the monument was told then, but it seemed very dry to me… this story has given life and color to the story, making it personal to me. Seeing how historical figures lived, and seeing how their actions affected our area makes it real to me.

It’s a great story and has characters that are well thought out and developed. The story brings you in immediately and you know these people who are going through the struggles before them.

You can find the book on Amazon – check it out!

Author: Beth R - Categories: books and movies,the writers life,writing

Walking in Red Boots is for anyone who is struggling with addictions. Whether drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, pornography, gambling or anything else that will try to destroy your life because you can’t turn loose of it.

Amanda has come through the valley of the shadow, with the help of the Holy Spirit; this book shares a bit of her journey, but the best part of the book is that she shares how you too can put the addiction off of you, once and for all.

It’s currently available through Amazon at the link above, as well as other online bookstores in paperback, and will be available as an ebook in the next few days.

For all the Thaddeus Taite fans out there, the second in the series is now available on Smashwords at this link. (All versions of e-reader books are available.)

David Tadlock has created two very unique individuals in Rev. Thaddeus Taite, and his sidekick, Rev Adam Teppo.  They tend to get into as much trouble as they can get out of,  so there’s always an interesting turn of events in their stories. In Brotherly Love, they run into a young man running from the law – and his sister is the only who believes in him.

Check out this second book in the series- and if you haven’t read the first one, check Mistaken Identity out as well.


Author: Beth R - Categories: books and movies,writing

Debbie and Me is one of the sweetest little books you could get anyone you consider a friend.

It tells the fictionalized account of the friendship between the two authors. It might seem like an unusual friendship but after you read it, you’ll see they have much more in common than they do differences- and aren’t we suppose to celebrate the differences anyway?

The book can be purchased on Amazon at this link; you can also purchased signed copies locally by contacting either of the authors on Facebook.

Author: Beth R - Categories: books and movies,family and friends,writing

Destination, a book of poetry by teen author Charley Guernsey. Ms. Guernsey’s hope is that this book will encourage others, especially teenagers, to realize that words hurt. Bullying needs to stop and the only way that will happen is for each of us to be determined that we won’t tolerate it from those around us.

Softcover copies of her book are now available on Amazon, and will soon be available in all e-book formats.


Sixteen year old Charley Guernsey is a high-school sophomore. Her passion is for writing; both poetry and prose are a part of her portfolio but she is truly gifted to write poetry. She was born with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus, and the health problems related to those have resulted in her having thirty-four surgeries. Spina Bifida is a birth defect where there is an incomplete closing of the backbone and membranes around the spinal cord, and most people who are born with SB are not able to walk, but Charley is blessed to be able to walk. Hydrocephalic babies are born with too much cerebrospinal fluid within the brain. One way to treat this is by inserting a shunt to drain excess fluid. As you can tell, Charley’s health challenges have been tough on her and her family, but she has been inspired to write because of these challenges. She has a message for those who are reading this book: you are not alone. She wants to inspire you to have hope. You can do anything you set your mind to. She wants to encourage you to be strong and brave; and to remember that God has given you a purpose for your life.


Author: Beth R - Categories: books and movies,the writers life,writing

Well, Bilbo made it there and back again, safely, once more. And now I am following Frodo, Sam, Merry & Pippin and of course Strider (Aragorn) towards Rivendell. There they’ll join others who will help the ring journey  towards its (hopefully) final destination.

The Lord of the Rings is another one of those books I visit quite frequently. I always read The Hobbit and start right into LOTR.

There are so many life lessons that can be learned from these books:

  • no matter how small or insignificant someone seems to be, they can make a difference
  • when wise people speak, it’s a good idea to pay attention.
  • people can look scary or different and still be good people

For six more lessons from Lord of the Rings, see this link.

If you’ve never traveled to Middle Earth, I’d like to encourage you to give it a try. And one of the great things about ebooks – you can get a free sample of most of them to ‘try before you buy’.

Author: Beth R - Categories: books and movies,writing

Chime Rhymes


Congratulations to Greta Kataha on the release of her newest book, Rhyme Chimes. It’s a children’s activity and oral language book that encourages kids’ imaginations. They’ll practice letter sounds, rhyming and hand-eye coordination.

If you’re interested in purchasing in bulk for your school or church, please contact Greta on Facebook.

Author: Beth R - Categories: books and movies,the writers life,writing

Congratulations to David Tadlock on his newest novel, Woman of Courage. It’s been accepted in Smashword’s premium catalog and is available for purchase here.

Woman of Courage is the story of Beverly Tarvey. She was given a bad hand from the very beginning, from a father whose heavy hand was quick to punish, to a teenage marriage that was doomed almost from the start, and then, just as she’d found the husband of her dreams, and they had built their life together, even more tragedy follows. But as tough as her life was, each test drew her closer to the one thing that mattered the most to her: her love for family, friends, God and church. Through hardships she questioned why God would let such things happen to good people. But the wisdom of a loving grandmother taught her that we don’t always go through trials because of what we’ve done but of what we can overcome. Beverly overcame many obstacles from the very beginning but she held on and never lost her faith.

If you’ve read Woman of Courage, please consider leaving a review on your favorite bookseller’s website.



Author: Beth R - Categories: books and movies,the writers life,writing
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