A Snowman for Christmas

A Snowman for Christmas

Bryan Woolley

Bryan Woolley

When Alice asks Santa for a snowman for Christmas, she's surprised when he suggests she ask for a doll instead. After all, Santa is supposed to be able to do anything -- even make snow in Texas -- isn't he? This sweet children's story was originally published in The Dallas Morning News as a gift to readers on Christmas Day.For a limited time, includes two free additional short stories.That's three great short stories for the price of one.Could there be a hidden room somewhere in your house? And just what would you find lurking there?Nate, his little sister, and best buddy Dan, stumble upon a hidden room during a sleep-over. What they find inside is anything but friendly.Includes the bonus short story: Steven, Space Stowaway (originally published in the June issue of Spaceports & Spidersilk).When Steven's Mom leaves for a mission to Mars, he's determined to come along. Even if he has to sneak onboard.Just one problem: he gets caught. And the Captain has a particularly unpleasant way of dealing with stowaways.Includes the bonus short story: Bloody Marcy.When a game of Bloody Mary goes terribly wrong, someone might just die.Praise for Monster in the Mirror"A very good short story. Written in an eerie enough way to make (you) to look over your shoulder and avoid mirrors for awhile." - Tricia Bennett, Author"Wow! Excellent short story. Well written and very easy to read. I didn't get bored at all. I also liked the song and the ending was awesome." -B. Marie, SmashwordsAbout the AuthorM.J.A. Ware, known as MJ to his friends, lives in the foothills of the Sierra Mountains with his wife and two daughters. When not writing about aliens, monsters and ghosts, he runs a company where he designs award winning video arcades. He’s currently polishing his latest novel, Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb, about friends who take on an army of the undead, armed with nothing but Super Soakers—filled with zombie killing juice.Excerpt"I try ignoring the sound. Like fingernails on a blackboard, deep and violent. It's coming from the stairs, always from the stairs..."
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Sam Bass

Sam Bass

Bryan Woolley

Bryan Woolley

Best Western Historical Novel—Western Writers of AmericaBryan Woolley creates a compelling story giving antihero Sam Bass a fictional life, bringing him alive through six alternating voices—Maude, the whore who was Bass' lover; Mary Matson, the African American who took him in and tended him as he lay dying; Dad Egan, the lawman who was once a father-figure to young Sam Bass but feels compelled to bring down the outlaw; Frank Johnson, who rode with Bass but left the outlaw life to reappear as a small-town doctor; and Jim Murphy, the well-meaning saloonkeeper who makes a bargain with the law and brings down Sam Bass.
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The Time of My Life

The Time of My Life

Bryan Woolley

Bryan Woolley

A collection of personal essays written between 1976 and 1983 for The Dallas Times Herald. They have a universality and a timelessness that makes them suitable for a much wider audience than the population of one urban area of Texas. What jumps out in these essays is not so much the actions within, so much as Bryan Woolley's reactions to these actions and events.
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Some Sweet Day

Some Sweet Day

Bryan Woolley

Bryan Woolley

First published in 1973, Some Sweet Day is the story of the Turnbolt family in 1944, as told by six year old Gatewood Turnbolt, the eldest son. His relationship with his father, Will Turnbolt, a volatile, sometimes violent man, is a combination of wariness and love."It is an evocative, painful and lovely book that captures the immediacy and bewilderment of a child facing harsh imponderables for the first time."—Publishers Weekly"Without wasting a well-chosen word, Mr. Woolley fills in family ties, relationships with neighbors, the tone of the country. He suggests a raison d' être for Will's bitterness if not for his brutality. And he gets it all together in a commanding novel of childhood that surges with life." —New York Times Book Review
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Generations and Other True Stories

Generations and Other True Stories

Bryan Woolley

Bryan Woolley

This third collection of true stories from award-winning journalist and novelist Bryan Woolley with an introduction by author John Nichols includes the deeply moving title story "Generations," as well as his features and personality profiles from The Dallas Morning News. In this volume of twenty-seven pieces, including the winner of a 1995 Missouri Lifestyles Journalism Award, "Poets Lariat," Woolley explores Dashiell Hammett's San Francisco and recalls the lost golden age of Mineral Wells, Texas. He returns to the site of a mysterious 1947 crash, believed to be that of a UFO in Roswell, New Mexico. He meets such people as musician and mystery writer Kinky Friedman, talks to residents of Alpine, Texas, about their famous new neighbor, Robert James Waller, author of Bridges of Madison County, and mourns the retirement of cartoonist Gary Larson.
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The Bride Wore Crimson and Other Stories

The Bride Wore Crimson and Other Stories

Bryan Woolley

Bryan Woolley

A new collection of "true Texas stories" to stand alongside his earlier collection, The Edge of the West and Other Texas Stories, including such portrayals of Texas and Texans as:—The title story on his own family scandal about his uncle being charged with the murder of his new bride;—The quest for the $65,000 prize fish in the Lake Texoma Crappiethon; and 17 other stories.
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