Life Lessons from Grandpa and His Chicken Coop: A Playful Journey Through Some Serious Sh*t

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Love is superior, family is mighty, and we were put here, not for ourselves, but for each other. These are the core values that were passed down to me from my grandfather. Don’t chase the chickens because one day one might just chase you back, beer is more than just a breakfast drink, and do what you want, not what you’re told… these were also some things of value that were passed down to me from Grandpa.

Growing up just down the hill from my grandfather and his chickens taught me more about life than anything that I could’ve learned in school (had I paid attention). Learning how to stand up for myself, to lend a helping hand, to nurture, and protect the things I love, are just a few of the lessons that I learned while crossing that grassy path between his house and mine.

Life Lessons from Grandpa and His Chicken Coop is a book about love, family, youth, maturing, and all the learning that happens in between. It is a powerful, humorous, insightful, playful, and philosophical narrative about perspective and the lessons that I have learned growing up just as ornery as my ornery grandfather and his precious chickens.

Playing Mum

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Young widow, Pamela Jones pulled up outside her wonderful new home – this was going to be a fresh start. Well, that’s how she had described it to her two young sons. Without the rose tinted specs it was a dilapidated grey cottage, in the middle of nowhere, it seemed. Nestling away in its overgrown grass and bedraggled rosebushes, desperately in need of a good paint.

“It’s going to be an adventure boys, the biggest one yet!” She had told them, excitedly.

But, what had started out as an adventure very quickly became a nightmare. No-one could ever have guessed what was about to happen to them – and worse than that, what terrifying things they would have to do, to dig themselves out of the shocking scenario that fate had cruelly dealt them…

Boulevard Dreams

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Private Eye, Joe Nails, has a problem.
In this intelligently written, and darkly comic, anti-noir mystery set in the smoky world of 1958 San Francisco, Joe experiences a series of surrealistic yet disturbing dreams, in which his once best friend pleads for Joe’s help, before turning a gun to his own head and firing. To ease his lingering doubts, Joe sets out to locate him, only to discover he disappeared without a trace weeks before the dreams began. But Joe now wants answers, and thereby becomes embroiled in an encircling noose of confusion, passion, anguish, and deception.
Joe Nails has a problem all right, an entire shopping list of them, but as he speeds down an unrelenting road of murder and desperation with no off-ramps, he just may solve a few…providing the approaching .357 yearning for another victim allows it.