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Easter Lilies: An Appalachia-Inspired Short Story Collection


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Easter Lilies carry with them a significant meaning. The flower is mentioned frequently throughout the Bible and serves today as a beautiful reminder of the significance of the Easter season. The flower graces homes and churches each spring as a symbol of purity, joy, hope and life. This short story collection, Easter Lilies, captures the very essence of the flower. Colorful and thoughtful, these stories are pure in their heartfelt joy and hope in their interpretation of the many petals that make up the beauty in our lives.



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'Pon My Honor!: A Collection of Stories and Poems from the Country Side of Life


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Growing up in the mountains of Southwest Virginia in the 1950's and 60's was never dull. Most technical devices were still unheard of, so children made their own entertainment, using their imagination to come up with games. Some of those imaginations spawned actions not approved of by parents and led to instant consequences. Lessons were learned and learned well. The stories herein all come from the country side of life, from going to the drive-in movies to painting the back porch without permission, to going to the outhouse. If you grew up in the country, 'pon my honor, you will relate to them. Entertaining.

Musings from a Jonesborough Porch


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This offering is of essays created, over time, while sitting on a delightful porch in Jonesborough, Tennessee's oldest town. The essays are of sightings from the porch itself and of musings on scenes and events remembered while enjoying the peaceful ambience that only a screened porch can afford.

Fletcher's Fables Too


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Each story is told through delightful illustrations of animals capturing a lesson to learn. "Fletcher's Fables Too: Stories with a Lesson Learned" is a great teaching tool for those seeking simple but strong messages in conveying life's lessons. Each story presents easy and meaningful lessons for life's good morals.

The Zinnia Tales


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Filled with stories that celebrate what it means to be an Appalachian woman, The Zinnia Tales strikes a note with anyone who has ever called the mountains home. The Zinnia Tales is a collection of  fictional stories about strong and determined Appalachian women. Readers will delight in the warmth of these stories which demonstrate the richness of the place where these women live their lives and tell their stories.

Self-Rising Flowers


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Self-Rising Flowers is a collection of  fictional short stories about the lives of women who make their homes in the Appalachian Mountains. Written by 15 Appalachian women authors, these stories reflect on the themes of struggle and triumph. These works depict the strength and wit of mountain women; some from decades past, others from contemporary times. When faced with adversity, these women choose to forge ahead and overcome their troubles. The stories told in Self-Rising Flowers portray women who possess the qualities it takes to be considered a mountain girl.

Christmas Blooms


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Each story in Christmas Blooms brings to life characters who are blooming where they are planted; regardless of the circumstance. From the heartwarming to the hilarious, the stories explore the theme of an Appalachian Christmas. They tell the tales of mothers, daughters, grandmothers, sisters, and friends who come together to make Christ- mas special for their families. Whether you are striving for an old fashioned Christmas  filled with homemade cookies and eggnog or are just happy to get the presents wrapped and underneath the tree by Christmas morning, Christmas Blooms is  filled with stories to warm your heart.

Broken Petals


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Broken Petals is a collection of short stories that demonstrate strength, humor, and tenacity interlaced with influences of traditional Appalachian teachings and intertwined with today’s lifestyles. As individuals, we stand alone, but accepting an outstretched hand gives us an inner strength that creates a harmony in unity with beauty, compassion, and determination. It is healing, much like when broken flower petals are bound together: they create a bouquet of beauty, sweet fragrance, and originality with uncompromising endurance. Broken Petals brings that kind of healing.

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