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Stories Worth Telling

Stories Worth Telling

I’ll give you a sneak preview. Below is a passage from the dedication page of my upcoming novel, The Splendor of Ordinary Days. “Dedicated to the Wounded Warriors whose scars cannot be seen and for those who hope, pray, and wait for them to be whole again.” If you’ve been following these random blogs you’ll know that much […]

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April 2014 Community Calendar and Events

April 2014 Community Calendar and Events

April Community Calendar and Events April 3. Watervalley Green Thumb and Garden Club Monthly Meeting. This month’s meeting will be at ten o’clock in the conference room at the Memorial Building. Margie Reynolds will give a short presentation titled, “The Misunderstood Rutabaga: Why it should Turnip in your Garden.” Please bring a dollar to cover […]

FoxTale Book Shoppe Invites Jeff High To Headline March 2014 Author Event

FoxTale Book Shoppe Invites Jeff High To Headline March 2014 Author Event

We Are So Excited to announce that Jeff High, author of More Things In Heaven And Earth, has been invited to speak at FoxTale Book Shoppe! The event will begin at 12:30 PM EST on Saturday, March 22, and  he will be signing books and discussing his debut novel and new series, Watervalley Books! FoxTale […]

Wendy Wilson’s 2013 Christmas Break Update

Wendy Wilson’s 2013 Christmas Break Update

Hey Everybody! Wendy Wilson here with the Watervalley Elementary School Christmas Break Update. We had the annual school Christmas program the last day before the break. Mrs. Gregory, the elementary school music teacher seemed happy it was over. Each year she says she’s never doing another one. I think it drives her crazy. But Mrs. […]

Life In Watervalley

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  • The Skinny Dippers

    The Skinny Dippers

      Margie Reynolds came by Monday morning requesting to see me in my office. Margie is forty-two and gave birth to her second child, Cybil Ann this last December. Given that she and her husband Larry’s oldest child, Martha Lynn, graduated Vanderbilt in April, Cybil Ann was the definition of a bonus baby. Margie was […]

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  • The Family Reunion

    The Family Reunion

    This is actually a story that was originally in “The Splendor of Ordinary Days” but was ultimately edited out to help bring the book within publication length. Here, Luke Bradford narrates about having an evening dinner with Connie and Estelle and a discussion of the two sisters recent family reunion. Hope you like it!   […]

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  • Connie’s Red Velvet Cake

    Connie’s Red Velvet Cake

    Every woman in Watervalley has a recipe for Red Velvet Cake. I’ve tried all of them and some are only slightly preferable to hunger. But without a doubt, my cousin Imogene’s Red Velvet Cake recipe is the best. It’s like a party in your mouth. But Imogene is not the most likeable soul. She’s a […]

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  • Estelle’s Benefit Ball Banana Bread

    Estelle’s Benefit Ball Banana Bread

    From the desk of Estelle Pillow, Owner of the Sweetlife Bakery. Hi, everybody! The Watervalley Benefit Ball was this past week. Lord have mercy, has it seen some changes.  The occasion used to be strictly formal with tuxedos and evening gowns. But over time the few blue bloods that did live in Watervalley became blue hairs. […]

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  • Farmer’s Co-op Report. January, 2015

    Farmer’s Co-op Report. January, 2015

    Lester’s Winter of Discontent Lester, who works back on the loading dock, hasn’t had the best of winters. His girlfriend, Sabrina, broke up with him right after Christmas. Apparently, the customized bowling ball he got her didn’t say, “I love you” as much as Lester thought it would. And of all things, she came by […]

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  • From Connie’s Mail Bag… Advice to a Young Boy

    From Connie’s Mail Bag… Advice to a Young Boy

    Dear Mrs. Thompson, I am writing to complain about my momma. My name is Robert and momma and my two younger brothers and me just moved here from Chicago. My mom grew up in Watervalley so she move us here because she and my dad got divorced. The other day she was getting in my […]

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Praise From Your Favorite Authors

Lynne Hinton Applauds “Each Shining Hour”

Lynne Hinton Applauds “Each Shining Hour”

  “Come back to Watervalley for another endearing tale of Dr. Luke Bradford and the good folks of this small Tennessee town. Heartwarming and tender, Each Shining Hour is a bright and lovely story.” Lynne Hinton, author of  The Art Of Arranging Flowers “Each Shining Hour” by Jeff High  is available October 7, 2014 at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Your Local […]

Each Shining Hour Gets Endorsed By Ann B Ross

Each Shining Hour Gets Endorsed By Ann B Ross

“A young doctor, marking time until he can leave a somnolent farm town for the bustle of a big city, finds more excitement in Watervalley than he bargained for-an alluring woman, or two; an unsolved murder, or two; a crafty banker who knows more than he’s saying; and a cache of . . . well, […]

Karen White Calls Each Shining Hour A “Rare Gem”

Karen White Calls Each Shining Hour A “Rare Gem”

“Heart-warming, refreshing, and often amusing, this touching novel about a likable yet conflicted new doctor sent to a rural Tennessee town is a rare gem.  A bustling medical practice, a budding romance, and a passel of small town dramas make this a rich read, but a decades old murder mystery adds the icing on the cake. The […]

Patrick Taylor Praises “More Things In Heaven And Earth” by Jeff High

Patrick Taylor Praises “More Things In Heaven And Earth” by Jeff High

“Told through the eyes of Dr. Luke Bradford, a newly minted MD, the story of the little town of Watervalley, Tennessee, and its inhabitants comes vividly to life. Jeff High’s medical background gives him that cutting edge in the technical details of his tale and his love of his native Tennessee and the human race […]

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