Saturday, December 9, 2017

Have you read the King family stories from early Oak Springs?

Have you read the King family stories from early Oak Springs?

We began this series with the novel "Back to the Homeplace." Over the last few years we have added literally hundreds of short stories taking our characters back through their family history to 1833 and founding of Oak Springs. Along the way, we introduced the King family through whose eyes we could tell the story of the McDonald, Bevins and other of our family members in stories all set in Oak Springs. Here is one of those episodes, that summarizes where the stories were about 100 years ago.

Check it out. You can also click around to other related stories here and here.

Enjoy! ;-)

Friday, November 3, 2017

The First E-Book in The Homeplace Series

The First E-Book in The Homeplace Series

Have you read any of this series of stories? (Some say it reminds them of a ‘Little House’ story)

Available on

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."

Now available at

All four eBooks in the series is now available at:

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Latest short story in The Homeplace Saga

Latest short story in The Homeplace Saga

The stories of the "The Homeplace Saga" have moved back and forth between the Nineteenth and the Twentieth Centuries examining more than eight generations of families in a small town in the southern Missouri Ozarks. After a bit of a break in new stories, the 4th of July in 1890 comes to life in the latest episode relating a reunion of the King Family. 

If you have not already read it, here is the link to the newest story:

Friday, June 30, 2017

Have you read the ebooks in this saga?

Have you read the ebooks in this saga?

They are all eight (8) available at here: 

Most are available at Amazon as well.

My birthday is on Saturday. Treat me by buying a book and reading it...then another...and another...

If you haven't read each one, they are new to you. Enjoy! ;-)

Sunday, June 11, 2017

American Centennial at the Homeplace: The Founding

If you haven't read this, it is new to you... enjoy! ;-)

American Centennial at the Homeplace: 
The Founding (1833-1876)

A collection of short stories

This collection of short stories was published in September 2014, compiling each and all of the short stories written to represent this period in the fictional Oak Creek valley and Oak Springs of "The Homeplace Saga" series of family saga, historical fiction stories.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

What Reviewers have said...

What Reviewers have said...

" ‘Back to the Homeplace’ is a beautiful story of family. I love family sagas and stories about family secrets. Hence this book was a perfect read for me... I could easily identify with the characters. If you've ever had a big family, you would totally relate to them. Every character was so real. Their emotions, their problems were very realistically presented. Each character was so well-defined that I felt like I knew them."
Misha Mathew, "My Love Affair With Books" blog

"This family tree has some branches that do not always seem to come from the same roots. When the limbs are shaken, some surprises fall out. But despite themselves, most members persevere, grow on their new home sites, or return to their former lives to reassess themselves or make peace."
Jack L. Kennedy, Joplin Independent

"This very intimate story of one family, and how they manage to stick together through the thick and thin of every day life, is one story you won't want to miss!”
Cyndi Beane Henry "Texicanwife" - from review on

"The characters seem very down to earth and real, with problems that we all face, I found it interesting that a few were addicted to Diet Coke, and would make trips to Walmart to purchase it, for me it doesn't get any more real than that! The descriptions of the birds, landscape and the Homestead in general were so vivid that it is easy to visualize it, and at one point when the author describes a vee of Canadian Geese flying overhead, I could just imagine hearing them honk."
Brenda Casto - from review on

"This is honestly one of the best stories about a family saga that I have read in some time. I also found out that there will be a sequel, which is going straight on my wish list. It's a high-ranking recommendation from me!"
Missy W - from review on

"The concept, the times, the settings were all intriguing."
Laurel-Rain Snow - from review on

"The families are realistic with normal family dynamics, and it is easy to care about what happens to them. The reader understands how each character's personality - the temperamental one, the team players, the loner - influences their role on the property."
L. Brandau - from review on

"I thought this book had an amazing storyline. I started reading it and really couldn't put it down. One of my favorite things about the book was the news blurbs at the beginning of each chapter. I was only 9 in 1987 so I loved seeing what t.v. shows were on and what music was big! It brought back a lot of memories from my youth… The characters were very real in this book. The way their lives all twisted together was captivating. The trials they faced were all very real."
Book Loving Mommy - from review on

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Read "Back to the Homeplace" free...

Read "Back to the Homeplace" free...

Read "Back to the Homeplace" free... with Kindle Unlimited at

This is the novel that got The Homeplace Saga stories started. Get a fresh start in 2017. 
Read it, starting today.

Where is your Homeplace? ;-)