Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Volume 3 of “The Kings of Oak Springs” ebook series now on Amazon

Volume 3 of “The Kings of Oak Springs” 
ebook series now on Amazon

Volume 3 of “The Kings of Oak Springs” ebook in “The Homeplace Saga” series of family saga, historical fictions stories is now available on Amazon.

Volume 3 is distinctive in that it takes a broader view of the life in and growth of Oak Springs than just the King family viewpoint. Also, it is actually a month by month chronology of the growth of the community. Here, we really get to see a small town community grow, have growing pains, and prosper through good times as well as difficult times during these months and years.

We hope you will be able to identify with some of the good folks in Oak Springs as you explore your own family history.

Happy Reading,

Dr. Bill  ;-)

Friday, June 17, 2016

"The Kings of Oak Springs" in eBook Kindle Format - Vol. 3 and Vol. 4 coming soon

"The Kings of Oak Springs" in eBook Kindle Format 

My feelings exactly, Oscar:
“I know the world is filled with troubles and many injustices. But reality is as beautiful as it is ugly. I think it is just as important to sing about beautiful mornings as it is to talk about slums. I just don’t write anything without hope in it.”
Oscar Hammerstein 

Many of you have read some or all of the episodes of Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 of "The Kings of Oak Springs. If you have not, I urge you to do so now, because Vol. 3 and Vol. 4 will soon be available, in the coming weeks.

All together, these stories include not only the King family, but the McDonald and Truesdale families, and the detailed stories of how the community of Oak Springs, in the southern Missouri Ozark Mountains, recovered following the devastation of the Civil War to become a thriving small town. You will learn about the formation of the schools, the churches, the businesses as well as the continued growth of the surrounding farming community. You may be able to relate the stories to your own family history as these stories share the relationships among the good folks living there, with births, marriages, deaths, and all of life that each family experiences, both the good and the tragic.

Some people, as they have read these stories, have said they are reminded of the "Little House" stores of Laura Ingalls Wilder. They were certainly partly inspired by her stories, though I'm no Wilder as a writer, but also by my own family history research and interests. I hope you enjoy getting to know the King family, Karl, Katherine, Keith, Kate, Kent and Karla, as you also watch Oak Springs grow.

Book Description:

Settling in Oak Springs, the King Family quickly becomes a part of the ongoing life of this southern Missouri Ozarks community, still recovering from the complete devastation during the late Civil War in 1876. While many of the residents of the Oak Creek valley, including the small town of Oak Springs, are returning residents from before the war, there are an increasing number, like the King family, who are arriving in this community for the first time. Learn more about these characters who are central to the author's "The Homeplace Saga" series of family saga historical fiction stories. The Kings stories provide additional insights into the family relationships and the stories of the pioneer families and the new arrivals. Karl, Katherine and their four children, Keith (14), Kate (12), Kent (10), and Karla (5) fit right in as they observe and interact with their new neighbors, especially on "Fourth Sundays."

Note: Available at

Volume 2 is also now available at:

Watch this space, in coming days and weeks, for the availability of Vol. 3 and Vol. 4, in this series.

[Vol. 3 now available at:]
and now Amazon:

Happy Reading,

Dr. Bill ;-)