'Letter from Alabama' available in 3 editions

Letter from Alabama is currently available in three editions, including a Kindle eBook and two paperbacks. The book, released in 2015, is the true story of two orphaned and abandoned children saved by grace and a family’s love – and by a startling letter that traveled hundreds of miles and landed in the pages of a newspaper. The biography / narrative history richly portrays life in the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.

Since its initial release on April 6, 2015, the book has received reader reviews averaging Four-plus Stars at Amazon (based on 26 reviews). It is recommended by the Midwest Book Review and Donovan’s Literary Services / California Bookwatch. More information here in our Jan. 2, 2016, news release.


You wrote your book on WHAT?

Ever wonder what a pint-size electronic ‘tablet’ can do for you (besides cyber-surfing)? I discovered that my tablet could do quite a lot, actually. On it, I wrote 55,000 words -- the first draft of Letter from Alabama, a biography and narrative history of grace, a family’s love, and life in the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. After the first draft of the book, I transferred the project to a laptop for the major editing, formatting, and more. Here are links to the end result: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VQIIODK or: https://goo.gl/SoOdjs


Iconic shrines of the written word, and community values

There was a time when newspaper buildings served as cultural and architectural beacons in many communities. Here's a tribute to an iconic one, and to a town that refused to let it fall to the wrecking ball:

Do you have a favorite monument to the printed word? Is it still producing words and sharing truths that matter to you and your community?

'Heartwarming book that provides eternal hope'

'Letter from Alabama' is the surprising true story of grace and a family's love triumphing over tragedy and human failure -- in the process saving two orphaned and abandoned children.
Amazon customer / reviewer Jeanne calls it 'a heartwarming book that provides eternal hope even in the most dire situations of life.' For this and other reviewer comments: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VQIIODK

A powerful image, a powerfully true story

A 'story behind the story' of 'Letter from Alabama' is the compelling book cover created by  graphic designer Luis Prado of Olympia, WA. Luis is a true professional, and I was beyond happy when he agreed to create the cover for the book, as well as 3 maps that are important to the story. Luis read the manuscript, asked for copies of several old family photos, and went to work. His final creation was the result of his ingenious mind and how it processed several different photos. The fact that he made such strong images out of very small faces in 60-year-old snapshots shows his skill and meticulous eye for detail. To be honest, when I first saw his creation, I was startled. . . it was that powerful. I believe Luis got to the very heart of 'Letter from Alabama,' the true story of a little boy saved by grace and a family's love -- and by a letter. I will always be thankful that Luis invested himself in this story and this book. See his creation, and more, here: www.facebook.com/letterfromalabama

And here: www.amazon.com/dp/B00VQIIODK

And here: http://goo.gl/LjJMFD