Anio: I just returned to the site yesterday after an extremely long absence. I was literally BLIND - sided by this announcement , and I do mean, BLIND - ED! It occurred to me mid- morning today that I had many 'Thank You's' To make but I don't know to whom.
I think it's the Voting Committee; if not the to all those who brought me to this place. I truly and humbly accept this as a Grand Prize. As a 'new girl on the block' it's 'beyond my wildest dreams' ( Mary Black). Sincerely Anio
December 1, 2017 at 10:58PM
Phyllis Stewart: Welcome back! You were on a list I made the other day of people who we no longer see at Bowl of Stew. Was trying to determine if they lost interest in the site or just the column. I can remove your name from the site skippers now. Yay! :)
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.