"Splat! Hit one ghost and then another."
Garvin's (And They are,2017, etc.) latest novel offers a reflection of one girl's coming-of-age in small-town Texas in the 1960s. Kirkus Review #HA #A #CON #UF #LF Garvin portrays this history with unflinching honesty, never shying away from depicting the overt racial bigotry of the time and place. Interwoven with Billie Jo's adventures is the… Continue reading 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!
They were like the toughest football team ever. In fact, they charged all over us with long lances. Dyson said, "Oh, what'll we do now?" RC said, "I can't catch any of them!" Coach Jenkins said a lot of things. Join Nate for his hilarious commentary on 4th grade athletics--a funny trip down memory lane… Continue reading Hey, Texas! Want some sports in your stocking?
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, 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!
Nathan is caught up in sports frenzy. You know... the BIG frenzy, Texas-style frenzy. Confessions of a 4th Grade Athlete is a hilarious romp through the 4th grade told from a boy's point of view. You can't help but laugh and read it over and over again. @crystalpubs2014 Follow the author and her blog at https://www.facebook.com/LT-Garvin-791835704234435/ … Continue reading Football is King