Author Guest Post: Andrew Joyce

What you are about to read is a true story. It’s from my book, Bedtime Stories for Grown-Ups. It came about because my editor hounded me for two years to put all my short stories into one collection. Actually, it was supposed to be a two-volume set because there was so much material. I fended her off for as long as possible. I didn’t want to do the work of editing all the stories. There were a lot of them. But she finally wore me down. Instead of two volumes, I put all the stories into a single book because I wanted to get the whole thing over with. I had other books to write.

Bedtime Stories is made up of fiction and nonfiction stories and some of ’em are about my criminal youth. I must tell you, I never thought any of these stories would see the light of day. I wrote them for myself and then forgot about them. By the way, there are all sorts of genres within its pages, from westerns to detective stories to love stories and just about anything else that you can imagine.

There are a whole lotta stories in the book—700 pages worth. Enough to keep you reading for the foreseeable future.

Here’s one of my hitching adventures. By the way, in the hitching tales, I use my real name, Billy Doyle—Andrew Joyce being my pen name.
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UP: From Where We’ve Come by Charles Wright

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Legendary singer ebq4stand musician Charles Wright shares his story of growing up in the racially-charged rural south of the 1940s in his autobiography, Up: From Where We’ve Come

Best known for the hit single Express Yourself, Charles Wright’s songs have been covered by countless artists throughout the decades. But before his rise to musical fame, Wright’s life was fraught with tribulation and tragedy.

Growing up on a cotton plantation in rural Mississippi, he was forced from a young age to harvest massive amounts of cotton each day or face a beating by his father. Though hard workers, Wright’s family lived in abject poverty and endured much hardship at the hands of the plantation owner, a ruthless sharecropper by the name of Edward Miles. Filled with the memories and events that made up Wright’s childhood during a very turbulent time in American history, UP: From Where We’ve Come is a powerful story of human struggle, and of victory in overcoming enormous adversity to achieve your dreams. Continue reading “UP: From Where We’ve Come by Charles Wright”

Breaking Up is Hard To Do by Sue Coleman – Plus a GIVEAWAY!

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Breaking up is hard to do, but this book can help!

In this wonderful self-help book & CD, Sue Coleman offers women 9 simple rules to end and avoid “loser” relationships.

Written from the heart, Coleman’s advice to women in the dating scene is simple, yet very powerful. In the midst of a bad relationship, it can be hard to take an emotional step back and assess the situation. This book helps women do just that, while at the same time reminding them to respect and love themselves.

Coleman stresses the importance of the awareness of which “deal-breaker” behaviors are simply not acceptable in a relationship, as well as having a solid foundation in your life through a personal relationship with God.
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Up All Night: My Life And Times In Rock Radio by Carol Miller

One of the longest-running New York radio personalities, Carol Miller shares her fascinating life story in this Autobiography.

From an early age, Carol was mesmerised by the DJ personalities on the radio, whom she referred to as her ‘friends’. Later, while attending college, she began a DJing job, something practically unheard of for a woman. And of course, with the job came all kinds of perks- including meeting and hanging out with famous musicians. She also shares her struggles with cancer as she worked to earn a name for herself in the world of rock radio. Continue reading “Up All Night: My Life And Times In Rock Radio by Carol Miller”