It takes a village to raise an author
Published 2:55 pm Monday, July 17, 2023
It was a thought, then it was a dream, and you have made it a reality. I’ve always wanted to write a book and a big thank you to those who have
encouraged me to fulfill my dream.
A big thank you to Washington Daily News Publisher Ashley Vansant, former news editor Vail Rumley and sports editor Steve Barnes, who have published my articles each week. Ashley and I met in 2017 and he agreed to allow me to write an article each week about a young boy (me) growing up in a small town-my town Washington N.C.
He took a chance on me that I will never forget. After all, I’m really just a
“ball coach”. Vail and Steve and my wife Tracey have edited my articles each week and I thank them for making me look good.
This book is a collection of history, family life, people, my high school life
and friends; all of which have influenced my life in some way. Ladies who helped me and disciplined me when needed, and men whom I admired
growing up in Washington. Some of whom have sadly passed away at thetiming of this books release. Many values that are mentioned in my book
have since gone by the wayside. We could all strive to bring back some
good core values to family life They were the best of times!
If you wish to purchase a copy of my book, please do. My first signing is Wednesday at the Bank Bistro in downtown Washington at 5 p.m. They have even created a signature cocktail in my honor “The HROB” I’m very humbled.
i’ll be at Wine and Words Thursday July 20 at 5 p.m. so come get some wine and buy some words.
Friday July 21 from 9 a.m-12.00 p.m. at Roberson’s Cleaners gat a FREE Bill’s Hotdog gift certificate, compliments of Roberson’s Cleaners.
Friday night, I’ll be at The Turnage Theater from 5-7 p.m.
These merchants have gone out of their way to help me and I appreciate it.
If you do not see your article in this book, it was before I gave my flash driveto Bethany Bradsher (editor) and it will appear in Volume II if we sell out. We only have 150 books in stock but we can order more. So far, we’ve sold55% of initial printing in pre-sales. We are very blessed.
It will take about 10 days to arrive. It was your idea and you have made this dream come true for me! THANK YOU!
They were the best of times with best of friends and in the best of places, Washington, N.C.! The Original Washington!