Rock ‘n’ Roll is Here to Stay

"Now, Billie Jo,redo it and get the right answers," she would sternly say as my face became now a thousand Flames of Affliction. I prayed right there for lunch, or a fire drill, or for the marching band practicing outside to bust through the door of for the office assistant to interrup,t or for high winds to blow off the roof, or the Second Coming or even a first coming, or for the fighting Steers playing football to throw one long and hard right through the window and knock me unconscious!

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Talent Galore

L.T. Garvin's wide range of talent is about to be available. She has written a short story, "A Night at Bailey's Grocery," printed in The Texas Writers Journal, and Confessions of a 4th Grade Athlete, a humorous children's story about the pressure of sports in a world where football, basketball, baseball, and track reign. Now available… Continue reading Talent Galore

Football season (from the eyes of a 4th grader)

Ms. Deacon my reading teacher, gave us some great homework:  'Read at least 30 minutes tonight and find some new vobabulary words.' I immediately want to know:  'is there a book to check out with a lot of football pictures in it?' And yes, there is.  Check out Confessions of a 4th Grade Athlete, by… Continue reading Football season (from the eyes of a 4th grader)

Do You Have an Attention Monster?

The Attention Monster spots me and SNAP!  He's stolen my concentration.  This usually happens during school at a time when I can be easily trapped...My mind bounces around and then suddenly something grabs me and pulls me out the window.  Dragons, giants, and superheroes frequently yank me outside. And so Nathan starts school and the… Continue reading Do You Have an Attention Monster?

Where in Rio is Nate?

Looking for high-pressure sports?  And a bit of a sense of humor?  You and your child must have your own copies of Confessions of a 4th Grade Athlete by LT Garvin. Don't share this one! Geer up for the dynamics of 4th-grade football as  can only be told through the eyes of Nathan. Check out… Continue reading Where in Rio is Nate?

Nate’s Back-to-School Bash

Confessions of a 4th Grade Athlete launches September 8 at the Burkburnett Library.  Time for Nate to hit the football field! Appropriate read for sports fans of all ages and especially for children starting their elementary sports experience. Check out LT Garvin on FB.  Get your autographed copy now.

Ain’t Nate Great!

Nate, a 4th grader in West Texas, tells his story about life in Sportsville, USA.  The story will ring true to those of you in big football/baseball/basketball states. Appropriate for all children, 4-10 and any adult who likes sports stories! LT Garvin writes with a sly humor that will even make the most stoic adult… Continue reading Ain’t Nate Great!

Sports: the Texas Way

Everything is bigger in Texas, including 4th grade athletics.  Follow Nate as he takes on the challenge of every seasonal sport.  @crystalpubs2014 Follow LT Garvin on Facebook. Forthcoming: Dancing with the Sandman - a novel about life in West Texas Animals Galore - a quirky poem about unusual animals.      

Hey, Texas!

Hey, Texas, where everything is bigger, your secret weapon is about to be released:  Nate the Great! Follow 4th grader Nate as he anxiously looks forward to all the sports in Sportsville, Texas: football, basketball, baseball, track, judo.  While the Attention Monster rather interrupts his studies, his mother does her best to keep him focused. Fun… Continue reading Hey, Texas!

L.T. Garvin

L. T. Garvin is the pen name of Lana Broussard. She writes fiction, poetry, essays, and publishes a blog.  L.T. resides in Wichita, Falls, Texas where the weather is hot and sports competition is tough.  She has previously published poetry and a short story, A Night at Bailey's Grocery in the Texas Writers Journal.  (Texas… Continue reading L.T. Garvin