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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Opal fans —
If you’re buying one or both of Opal’s books on Amazon.com, do Opal a favor and leave a review. Doesn’t have to be long, but Amazon seems to like books with lots of reviews.