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I am a retired university professor emeritus, author, reviewer, blogger, husband, grandfather of two, father of three, former business owner, former Air Force, former state official, community activist, generally good guy.
I write and publish both non-fiction and fiction, following a business and then an academic career. My first three genealogy books are now available, and my first fiction work will be publish in the coming months. I use my blog, below, to discuss my progress and plans. Stop by!
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Hi Bill, I Thank you for the nice comments on the book! I am glad you enjoyed the discussion. I understand you too were in the U.S. Air Force, I Thank you and salute you for your service! I look forward to reading your books on genealogy. I'm also a member of ancestry.com for several years now. I have a great interest in genealogy books. I hope you enjoyed reading my book Desperate Lands, I worked with a lot of ground U.S.Air Force, personnel on Close Air Support missions while in Afghanistan.
We retired to the Branson area, Hollister actually, after visiting every year for over 30 years, even when we lived in Arizona. I grew up in west central Iowa, Coon Rapids, but have lived all over the USA. After 50, I earned my PhD at the University of Arizona in Tucson, and spent 15 years as a professor of business management at Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas. We've had our cabin here for 10 years, visited once a month, at least... permanent since June. We like to stop for Maid-Rite sandwiches in Rolla when we go up I-44 in your direction! ;-)
I am the national bestselling, award winning author of six critically acclaimed novels. I was twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction.
On Jan 9th, 2010 my debut novel, SUGAR will celebrate its 10th anniversary and in order to commemorate this milestone I am campaigning to sell 10,000 copies between now and that date.
“Bernice L. McFadden's first novel begins with the brief, poetic description of a crime so startling that the reader is helplessly drawn in, as if a bright red door stood ajar on a bleak and forbidding house. Pearl Taylor's daughter, Jude, has been found murdered and mutilated near a field at the edge of town. "The murder had white man written all over it," writes McFadden. "But no one would say it above a whisper. It was 1940. It was Bigelow, Arkansas. It was a black child. Need any more be said?" In the years that follow, Pearl catches sight of Jude in so many strangers that when Sugar Lacey comes to town and sets up her unwholesome "business" in the house next door, she doesn't know whether to believe what she sees in Sugar's face: a striking similarity to Jude, dead 15 years. In her sedate but supple prose--rising at times to a light, unforced lyricism in the description of landscape or character--the author perfectly renders the closed and protective society of a small Southern town, the superstitions, gossip, and prying.”
I’m asking that you purchase a copy of SUGAR for yourself, a friend or family member. And Yes, Kindle purchases count!
And if you could help spread the word by blogging, twittering ad Face-booking my campaign, it would mean the world to me.
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