Introducing fabulous author, Mark Myers, the man who made Virgil Creech come alive.
About the Author:
As the father of four daughters, Mark Myers spends his days in a frilly pink world lined with ballet slippers and drama. Oddly enough, his favorite thing to write about is mischievous boys and the trouble they cause. He cut his teeth as a boy and little brother in Louisville, Kentucky but now resides in Georgia with his wife, daughters, two overweight retrievers and a manipulative cat with no name. In his spare time, he enjoys running, reading classic literature, and building furniture. Mark and his family have particular concern for Africa and orphan-related causes. He has been fortunate to travel to Africa and Haiti to use his building skills to help orphan-care ministries.
In his writing, he strives to weave moral truth and humor into a story that is relevant and engaging to children. One of the greatest compliments he’s ever received came from a woman who said: “Thank you for showing me what goes on inside a boy’s mind.” Not much goes on in there, you can be sure of that.
About the book:
Virgil Creech Takes a Swipe at Redemption
What happens when four boys accidently knock out an eccentric stranger and get the mistaken impression that they’ve blinded him? They rescue a mangy mutt from the dump and train it to be his seeing-eye dog, in the hope of absolving their guilt, of course. Further complicating the effort is the fact that one of the boys lays claim to the dog as his own, which sets off a hilarious chain of events as the miscreant plots and schemes to steal the hound back from the old man.
The miscreant is none other than Virgil Creech, youngest of nine bickering brothers in Portsong’s most notorious family. Virgil enlists the help of his only friend, Henry Lee to retrieve the dog, now happily answering to the name Oscar. But the wary Henry begins his own quest for the truth about Oscar’s history. Guided by the dog’s new owner, the kindly Colonel Clarence Birdwhistle, Henry learns about more about life and friendship than he ever does about Oscar.
Set in the 1920’s, Virgil Creech Takes a Swipe at Redemption probes deep into the mind of a boy, which is a shallow thing indeed. Follow Virgil as he plots and plunders his way through school, church, town, and quite possibly into your heart. His antics are hard for even the stoutest soul to tolerate, but don’t write him off just yet. There is always hope that young Virgil might just find his way.
With colorful characters and unforgettable wit, Virgil Creech Takes a Swipe at Redemption will leave you ready to take up residence in Portsong – halfway between Savannah and heaven.
Also by Mark Myers:
A Concise History of Portsong – NOTE: This book is FREE on Smashwords and Barnes & Noble