When Mockingbirds Sing | Summer Reading Giveaway
Since I know many of you will be traveling this summer and perhaps find yourself in need of a stunning novel, I’m giving away three copies of one of my new favorites When Mockingbirds Sing. I could tell you about how wonderful this novel is, but how would you like to watch the trailer and see for yourself?
Pretty incredible, right?
The author, Billy Coffey, has a remarkable story about becoming a novelist. Raised in small-town Virginia by a redneck farmer and a Mennonite mother, Coffey wanted to use his talents to leave the rural behind and become a pro-baseball player. After he tore his shoulder during one infamous game in high school, the scouts stopped showing up and he was left with what felt like nothing but shattered dreams. But it was only the beginning. He started writing and discovered the baseball accident was a stepping-stone towards an even greater calling. His first article after the injury in the local paper saved a suicidal girl’s life.
Billy started community college, but a seasoned editor begged him to stay away from creative writing classes because she feared it might ruin his voice. “Since that was the only reason I wanted to go to college at all, I decided to quit and focus on getting published,” Billy said.
He quit and started writing. As most dreams do, it took time for his writing ones to come to fruition. But eventually, an agent signed him and the rest is history. Billy lives with his wife and two children in Virginia’s Blue Ridge mountains, where there is no police force and where the fire department is funded by an annual summer carnival. Visit him at www.billycoffey.com.
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