Humor / Comedy
August 2015 ISBN 9781515102014
136 pages The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.
It would be difficult to imagine a place more pathetic than the trailer park of Aimlow, a small town cultural wasteland whose inhabitants are bent on nothing more than hunting, drinking and driving four-wheelers - oftentimes, simultaneously. They are uneducated, modern day peasants who spend their time glued to television sets, gulping wine straight from the box, feasting on pork rinds and breeding simply for something to do during commercial breaks. The one bright spot in their lives is the hope that Aimlow may one day play host to the next Y'alMart Supercenter. But when an old peddler arrives with an offer none of them can resist, this good-sized trailer park begins to rethink its priorities. Even the town's mayor, Def Leppard fanatic Bob Pugel, finds himself with the ethical predicament: Just what would you trade for riches beyond your dreams? Your dignity? Your self-respect? All four of your black Camaros? With a cast of animated characters and a quick-moving plot, "Necklace for the Neckless" focuses on a variety of themes in a silly, offhanded manner. These themes include greed, love, the battle of good versus evil, and the appropriateness of wearing pajamas to the grocery store. From Wolley Ledbetter, the lovably non-self-destructive town drunk, to Diva Sue Klondike, the beautician with a penchant for fistfights, "Necklace for the Neckless" will have readers laughing and cringing throughout.More/less
Smells Like Home
Children / Teens
June 2018 ISBN 9781987445572
28 pages The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.
This sweet little narrative takes us through an afternoon with Brad and Kenny, two brothers exploring the city in search of the perfect meal. Rekindled memories help to brighten their otherwise darkened surroundings, as they discover more than simple treats on Kenny's birthday. With warm illustrations by the author's seven-year-old son, this tale of appreciation reaffirms what is truly delicious in this world.More/less