Walter the Homeless Man

“Um, it’s a cat dad, can I keep it?”  Benjamin’s voice was trembling, and so were his fingers as he reached for a bowl and began pouring some milk into it. Ben could smell the liquor on his father’s breath as he continued to provoke him. “You think I got money to spare so you…

Contest Winner

We would like to thank those who purchased two books to enter the drawing to win a Print by Tekoa.  We have thoroughly enjoyed meeting each and every one of you and our hope is that these books are a blessing.    This morning we have drawn a name and we would like to announce…

Adair County Public Library’s Book Signing

I was so blessed by the Adair County Public Library and my marketer, Paige Nickel, on Tuesday! After meeting with the director, Lee Ann Jessee, she agreed to offer Walter the Homeless Man and Polishing Jade as reading material on their shelves. Each librarian present made me feel warm and special. I want to thank…

The Screech of the Door Challenged the Silence

“It won’t be long until dark, Jade, so I ‘spect we should finish up our lemonade and get you goin’ on down the hill.” “Yes, ma’am, Miss Ellen.  Thank you for the lemonade and for being my friend.”  I smiled at her and looked down at the kitchen floor.  I noticed the checkered pattern and…

A Little Bit of Jade!

Mama opened the can of salmon and dumped it into a glass bowl.  She began to take a fork and dig out all the bones and brown pieces and toss them back into the can; the can had a picture of a large fish smiling up at me.  “Girl, go get me an egg out…