As we’re all being safe and socially isolated, we’re also casting about for entertainment, so my gift today is one of the stories from my newest and available book, Warren County Days — just for you. If you recall from the first book, Opal, our Opal Pratt had kept a change purse savings in hopes some day of having her own television. Most people have them, you know. The title of this story says it all — Queen for a Day.
Most of your local bookstores will order books for you. Online ordering is also available at barnesandnoble(dot)com. Yes, both my Opal and Warren County Days may be purchased through those means.
In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this.
Ernest Hemingway —
“Mice: What is the best early training for a writer?
Y.C.: An unhappy childhood.”
I was so thrilled to receive this from a reader who had just finished Warren County Days.
“Some stories caused me to laugh out loud.
Some surprised me with a different ending
than I had anticipated.
Some were upsetting.
Some brought back memories of my living
with my grand mother & great grand
parents in a community much like
Some were so “country-fiftyish”, I wonder
if the younger readers will believe life
was truly that laid back.
I found the collection heart warming.
Thank you for your work and persistence to bring these stories to life. Now they have become part of my life.
I am going to reread Opal, I’m not ready to say goodbye to her, or her friends.
“Intuition is seeing with the soul.”
— Dean Koontz
Alone, in a bluish, blinding haze
Tears surrounding you
Looking for a great Valentine’s Day gift? Either of my short story collections — Opal or its sequel, Warren County Days — would be perfect. OR — buy both for a discount. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll get them in the mail to you.
Until Amazon gets its issues straightened out, you can purchase both Opal and Warren County Days directly from me. Contact me at email@example.com to place your order. We’ll make this work.
Opal paperback – $10
Opal hard cover – $18
Warren County Days paperback – $12
Warren County Days hard cover – $22
Here’s a re-play of one of my favorites, “The Call.” It’s a mother-daughter short short story with a twist. First published in the Dead Mule School of Southern Literature.
Jonesboro! Going “back home” Saturday (Dec. 21st) to do a book signing for my new book, Warren County Days – Short Stories of Opal Pratt. We’ll be at The Edge Coffee House & Eatery, 1900 Aggie Rd. Starting at 2 p.m., we’ll be in the upstairs and ready to chat about all things Opal. Yes, we will have books. If you’re in the neighborhood, come visit and bring a friend. Looking forward to seeing everybody!
Seems like this happened when Opal first came out. Amazon is having an issue with stocking Warren County Days. So, go elsewhere — to Barnes & Noble. They can take care of your order.