My grandparents’ neighbor saw a baby alligator on their porch, and its mother hid in a nearby pond. Due to a drought, the gators got restless. They moved from their homes looking for deeper and cooler water. My grandmother told my mom that she worried about my younger sister and me playing in her yard because my grandparents live near water; it is on three sides of their home. Grandma especially wanted us to be careful near the fishing dock.
My little sister and I were warned about the problem by our mom. When grandma picked me up after school, I wanted to know all about their neighborhood visitor. I needed to understand why the alligator suddenly came to their area and how to keep away from it. I didn’t want to be chomped or eaten. As we drove to her house to play, we talked about how to protect humans from wild things so that we can survive any meeting. My grandmother gave me good ideas.
My grandma writes books; I asked her to help me make a children’s story about that conversation. I hope it will help you get away from wild things while vacationing or living in Florida. Grandma says to tell you that, in all her life in this swamp land, she has never been hurt by anything except a wasp; he got caught in her sweater and bit her. She says her ideas should keep you and me safe.
We had fun writing Section 1 of this book or ‘Wild Things in the Mix.’ Thus, we wrote section 2 or ‘My Personal Favorites.’ That part shows you how to keep safe from things that are not wild animals or living things but can still be scary or even harmful. We hope it helps you survive and is fun to read.
I work for GOD! I write many nonfictions that are really just scribing the history of HIS Stories. My tales are Christian based; at least one of those books points directly to HEAVEN. I explain how bad situations and good ones have the potential to bring hope and love along with stronger faith.
My favorite question during book interviews is: How did you get started? The short answer is that my mother died. Some people dream of being authors; my writing began as what could be described as a nightmare! HOWEVER- as she died, mom’s experiences ran the gamut from going through all the grieving steps a terminal soul follows to having what would be called a Christian Near Death Experience (NDE). When most of her messages from God panned out, people in my area buzzed with the story of my parent’s death. My witness became my first book entitled Mom’s on the Roof and I can’t Get Her Down. After that, I completed seven Christian based, inspirational nonfictions.
Changes were coming! Due to a genealogy study, after meeting with some cousins at a local grave yard, I wrote my first novel. Talk about relatives coming out of the woodwork when they think you are famous. I am jesting- of course! My relatives handed me some incredible family secrets asking me to compile a book. I agreed but only if it could be a fiction with tons of poetic license. To date, I’ve released four novels.
Then, the really fun writing started. Last year, while working for free at my daughter and her husband’s Christmas tree lot, I blogged my experiences. My encounters that holiday led to my first children’s book ‘Frasier the Fir is Forever Green.’ There are, now, five unique, picture books to choose from. FYI: one of the titles feed homeless and impoverished children through its royalties.read more