Lady & Louis: I hope Mrs Portwood sees this, for what it's worth ...
June 12, 2012 at 12:13AM
Kelleigh: Congratulations to the Portwood Family, that is quite an honor and it is unfortunate that Duane was not hereto enjoy it...
June 12, 2012 at 12:38AM
Eliane Rabello: To the Portwood himself and his beloved Family, I feel I'm honoured to have come acroos his poetry. I share the belief that he knows he has been awarded cause, in my eyes, he is still nearby. Congratulations!
June 12, 2012 at 10:47AM
humpwhistle: Duane, In this particular instance, it is a perfect world. I hope you've found an even better one.
June 12, 2012 at 10:47AM
Celtic~Soul: A well-deserved honor. Cheers, Duane! We miss you.
June 12, 2012 at 12:20PM
rama devi: What a wonderful tribute. Duane is much missed...and yes, he is still nearby and close to our hearts. Blessings, rd
June 12, 2012 at 1:07PM
Connie C: What a great tribute to such a wonderful writer who is missed by all. My best to his family.
June 12, 2012 at 2:00PM
Jeanie Mercer: I'm so glad Duane was honored in this way. I always really enjoyed his writing and will miss seeing his work. (I just looked closely at his profile and see that we share the same birthday.) Blessings on his family and his memory. Love, Jeanie Mercer
June 12, 2012 at 11:11PM
dportwood: I know Duane would have been very surprised because he was so humble. I am not surprised because this story brought tears to me also. Thank you so much! Sincerely, Connie
June 16, 2012 at 7:46PM
cephira: When I think of Fanstory I will forever think of Duane. His were some of the first writings I read when I joined this site. There will always be something magical about the way he wove a story. Each word close to his heart. Each word full of truth and love for God's creatures. When I think of Wyoming, I visualize Duane there, roaming God's country under a bright blue sky. I have never been to Wyoming. I have never seen what Duane saw but his words put a longing in my heart for fields of green grass, the beat of horses hooves, and the smell of fresh rain.
One man's take on life told thru humorous short stories from his childhood on into his mid-50's; from feeling like an outcast in school to being an adult. His intent: hope. Hope in that you shall see, no matter how rough life can seem -and is- at times, that you may be able to enjoy it. Each story will bring a laugh, a smile, a tear, a lesson.
The 23rd Annual Book Awards said:
"We Really Need To Laugh" shares “memories which will resonate with many readers. Overall a creative presentation of the author’s life given in a rather sing-song poetic story telling style; a pleasant read"
Paige Swanson inherits her aunt's mansion and moves to Savannah, Georgia. There she meets Cash Wilkins, the architect hired to restore the home to its full glory, and Bradley, the resident ghost - a Confederate soldier killed in the Battle of Chickamauga.
Locals believe Civil War treasure's hidden in the mansion. Paige's new home becomes a target for thieves. Both Cash and Bradley vie to protect her. Who will succeed? Will Paige find an even greater treasure; romance with Cash?
This novel weaves a tale of romance, history, and ghostly mystery that keeps readers enthralled from the first page to the last.
In a world where everything is not as it seems, it can be deadly uncovering secrets that have been concealed within the shadows for years. Across the sand dunes and under the castle of The Flarein Royal Family, there lies an ancient city that once was the one of the largest trade centers in all of Trindavin; however, it is now nothing more than a dark place full of bloodthirsty bandits and gladiators. This dark secret kept from the world is only of the many the mysterious Royal Family of Flarein withhold. When everything breaks lose, the reality of life's cruelty and clarity challenges the growth of the young Princess Melainie. In the end, will she grow, or will she fall further into the dark abyss of the secrets shrouding her past, present, and future?