God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. ~Genesis 1:25
The thing I loved most about summer when I was a child was not just the much-needed break from school, but the seemingly endless hours stretching before me each day, ones where I was free to play, swim and, most importantly, read to my heart's content. To say I'm a life-long lover of books is in the running for the understatement of the year!
And my bet is that those of you here at my blog love reading, too. Do you have your stack of summer novels all ready to go? Whether you do or don't, might I make a suggestion? How about reading my novel series, The Glade Series and Adventures in The Glade?
Here, in a nutshell, is what the books are all about:
Spending the summer at Grandpa Will's farm with his family is the last thing ten-year-old Davy Murray wants. How we survive without his friends, the pool and his beloved computer? There isn't even a television at Grandpa's house! Doesn't anyone see how miserable he will be?
In his frustration, Davy turns his anger on his mother, Kate, his sister, Anna, and especially his stepfather, Jim. Davy is determined to make their summer as dismal and disappointing as he believes his will be.
But then, Davy has a most surprising and unexpected encounter . . . one that will change his heart, and his world, forever.
With so much talk these days about how children, and their parents, even, are spending an inordinate amount of time with their noses stuck in their phones, isn't it time for a breath of fresh air? The Glade books encourage just that! While they might sound like they are only for young folks, adults are quick to fall in love with them, too. I like to tell people that the age range for the novels is nine to ninety-nine!
I know that many of you are long-time followers of my blog, but in the last several years, I've welcomed many new readers on board. Because of that, I'm hosting a give-away contest! Of course, as usual, it is too costly to mail books overseas; U. S. citizens, however, are all welcome to join in! Just leave a comment below to be automatically entered to win a copy of the first book in the series, A Trip, a Tryst and a Terror.
And for those of you who can't enter the contest, I hope you will check out my book website to order your own copies.
Happy summer reading to all!