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April 20, 2015

4 Star #Review of Calves In The Mud Room by @tetonwolf with #Giveaway

Wade Summers wants nothing more than to go on his date tonight with high school hottie Glory Schoonover.

Unfortunately, a fierce February blizzard has blown in and a couple of first-time heifers are calving early. Way too early.

And Wade’s never delivered a calf all by himself before. (His grandfather was always there to show him the way).

Simmering under the teenage hormones and unexpected birthing is a conflicted son who finally confronts the abuse of his shady stepfather and a betrayal by his somewhat disengaged mother.

Kirkus Reviews called this coming-of-age story “An exciting, elegant debut.”

It’s rough around the edges, full of brute hardship, raw strength, and pure heart.
 About the Author

Biography

A Bio (of sorts)

Jerome Brown was born out of the American struggle for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. (His parents in their pursuit of happiness took liberty with each other and gave him life.)

He grew up on the bread that builds strong bodies 12 ways, Howdy Doody, hula hoops, Superman, slinkies, Gene Autry, Mickey Mantle and the New York Yankees, Bob Dylan, the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Catcher in the Rye, Catch-22, Blow Up, The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly, truth, justice and the American way.

Brown served his country by going to college and learning how to produce and consume goods. He tried writing the great American novel but was unable to get past the great American first sentence, so he got into advertising and put his college education to work by imploring others to produce and consume goods. He thrived in Seattle and on Madison Avenue as a writer/producer with his work appearing in the One Show (Silver Medal), New York Art Directors, CA, and Clios, among others. 

But...(there is always a but. As Degas said, "the real traveler is the man who never arrives."

More in his element standing next to a camera than sitting in an office with a tie around his neck, Brown bit the hand that held the hoop and started directing.

After filming a project for Investors Business Daily and reading William O'Neil's How to Make Money In Stocks, he started trading stocks part time. (When the student is ready the teacher will appear).

When he's not directing, trading stocks, or hiking with his dog, he shoots stills and still writes. "I write and take pictures because I cannot not. For me, they are a testament to, a celebration of, and a prayer for life." 

Calves in the Mud Room is his first novella.

Brown lives in Teton Valley, Idaho with his way cool wife and their collie, Max. 

He often wonders that if it all started with The Big Bang, what was there before that? This he is sure of: he is a product of animated stardust and still traveling.





Although I wish the ending would have had a little more.  This book was gripping and a very fast read.  Just over 100 pages this author knows how to write a story fast and complete.  I really hope to find a full story based on whats in this book.  This is noted as a novella.  So here is hoping for a full 200-300 page book in the future.  

I really like the MC Wade.  He just wants to take his date to a dance but things keep getting in the way.  I kind know how he is feeling. Although different circumstances, it seems every time I think I'm good and will be able to do something.  Something else happens and I end up having to cancel or move things around.  Its very frustrating. And well it sucks!!  

So if you want a fast gripping that will make you want more deff. pic this one up! 

 Go Into This One Knowing 
I want the full story now! 


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