PruittWrites With Purpose: Stories Of Perspective

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We’re excited to announce that four of our favorite perspective based tales are available at Amazon.  Stories like The Broom Factory will encourage you to rethink your paradigm and reevaluate your circumstances.  Each of these focus on a different aspect of life, such as bravery, and achievement.  We hope it will  inspire you to to achieve something new in your life.

Meet Barney

imageI love short stories. They give you the freedom to share something that can be entertaining in one sitting. Short stories, if written well, can be loved and revisited over and over. I’m excited to announce my latest one, The American Barber on Amazon.

It is a mystery, about a man named Barney Hyatt. Barbers have always been interesting, thanks in no small part to Howard McNear’s portrayal of Floyd on the Andy Griffith show. When it came time to write another detective story, I thought what better protagonist than a barber.

At the same time, I grew up with Sherlock Holmes, Hercules Poirot, Nero Wolfe, and Archie Goodwin. I had already published Coffee Happenstance, my other detective, and I wanted my own form of “cerebral detective”. You’ll meet him in this story too.

For the setting, we chose Washington D.C., because I felt that a unusual detective needed a unique location. Most of my stories take place in other places, so I had to do some research into the local neighborhoods of our capital. It was great fun learning something new about our country.

I’d love to tell you more, but then it is a short story. I hope you stop by Amazon and look up Barney’s shop. I think you’ll be intrigued by The American Barber.

It’s Out!

  I’m sorry for shouting, but I’m very excited about this. The Polar Bears Typewriter: Friends In Hollywood is now available @ www.amazon.com/author/pruittwrites.  This story, along with the new Bible study, Famous, are two of my favorite things I’ve ever written.  

The Polar Bears Typewriter is a tale about friendship, which happens to be set in Hollywood. Why a title like The Polar Bears Typewriter?  It has to do with a writer’s imagination, and a story for his children.  

Below is an excerpt from the book.  I hope you enjoy it, and you head to Amazon to check out it and the rest of my eBooks.  Either way, thank you for being the most important part of PruittWrites!

Mat’s agent, Louis Howard, was the closet thing to vintage Hollywood you could get in this day and age. He cultivated that look very carefully. His suits were tailored in retro styling, and he carried himself to evoke a certain look. His slicked back white hair and hazel eyes, hid behind massive sunglasses helped. It was great marketing.

“Matt, what’s the story on the three scripts?” Matt frowned. “One of them is awful, and two of them I’ve already done ten years ago.” “What about the books?” “Eh, not great, not horrible, they’re just not memorable.”

Louis took off his glasses, rubbed his eyes, and flashed his fifteen thousand dollar perfect teeth. “Those two Oscars are getting lonesome Matt. You haven’t done a picture in what, eight months? It’s time to start something.”

I know, I just would like to start something … interesting.” “Sensational I can give you, explosions, no problem, but interesting, that’s hard.” “I just wish I could find another Tripoli’s Titan.” It had been the book about an Italian watchmaker, turned into a movie, that had won Matt his first Oscar.

Matt, it took fifteen years to turn that into a movie, and it had taken the author five years just to get it published. If you want interesting, you may have to write it yourself!” Matt hadn’t realized the look he had given Louis, but Louis did. “What’s that?” “What?” “The look, Matty Higgins wants to be an author!”

Announcement A New Novella

  

Last year, I began a short story that turned into my first novella.  It’s a story about a group of friends in Hollywood.  They’ve successfully told other people’s stories for years, and now they’re ready to tell their own.  
I sat on this story for about a year, thanks to some wonderful advice from my best friend and Pastor, Denny Livingston.  The story was missing a key element, although I couldn’t pinpoint what it was.  Thankfully I have wonderful friends, not only in Pastor, but in Billy and Kayla McCool.

They reviewed the story, and provided the insight I needed.  This story about friends, wouldn’t have been fully complete, if not for this writer’s dear friends.  The book will be available tomorrow @ www.amazon.com/author/pruittwrites for $7.99.  I hope you pick up a copy of it, or our latest Bible Study, Famous: The Lumberjacks Of Solomon today.  Thank you all for your friendship and support!

Two Announcements

  One of our goals for 2016, is to grow our community. At PruittWrites, our readers and subscribers, are what we value most. Without you, we would have no one to add value to. It’s with that in mind, that we make the following announcements.

First, our newest eBook, Famous: The Lumberjacks Of Solomon, is available now on Amazon.com for $7.99. Second, it’s available for Free, for a limited time, to all new subscribers. Our readers are so important to us, that we would rather give you a copy, as to sell it.

This book came from a very special place for me. It originated as a sermon for my Dad’s 60th birthday, and the Church’s 60th anniversary. He was born the year it was founded, so it was a very special weekend. The subject of the message, was equally unique, about a family who wasn’t supposed to make it, but overcame insurmountable odds to survive.

I would love to share it with you. Simply click on Join Our Community, answer a few questions, and you’ll receive your copy of Famous for free. More importantly, you’ll become a more integral part of the PruittWrites family. This will enable us to better add value to you with our content. Thank you for allowing us to serve you, our readers are what makes PruittWrites special.  

Famous Starts Next Week!

  

I am so excited to share something brand new with our readers.  PruittWrites newest eBook, Famous debuts next week @ Amazon.com.  Everyone who subscribes to our email lists for the next two weeks only, will receive a free copy of Famous.

It’s about one of those tucked away characters in Scripture.  Some people in the Bible have chapters devoted to their lives, others have fleeting moments.  What was amazing was how one of those obscure references connected with fame.

When I read the word famous, I think of luxury homes and men of exploits. The man I’m talking about is connected to both, though not in the way you might think.  The luxury home is Solomon’s Temple, and the exploits come from wielding an axe.

Here is a small excerpt from our new eBook Famous ….

Psalms 74:5-6
5 A man was famous according as he had lifted up axes upon the thick trees.

The lumberjack stands, clothed in the attire of his day, wielding a mighty axe, cutting down trees.  He is bigger than his companions.  His muscles are strong, as is his face, he is smiling.

He loves his work, what he is doing is important.  For lack of a name, let’s call him Gibeoni.  After all, he is a Gibeonite, his family picked specifically by King Solomon for this very task.

They aren’t clearing land, or building a road through a forest, at least not a physical one.  Although the comparison would be well placed spiritually.  They are cutting trees for The Temple Of The Lord.

When Gibeoni returns, he will take his children to The Temple.  They will love the house their Daddy helped to build.  They will declare that, when of age, they will hew wood and draw water for the  needs of The Temple.

That is what their family does, for they are of the city of Gibeon. It had been the place of Moses’ Tabernacle, a city of refuge, and a home of the Priests.  The Gibeonites were privileged to live there for, while they were believers, they were not Israelites.

This is just the beginning of a story that continues, not only for generations, but through today.  It is my prayer that their story will inspire you to continue on your journey.  All of us will face battles and obstacles along the way, but we can be victorious if we continue to trust in God.

Walk with a family that wasn’t supposed to live, as they travel from judgement into the favor of God.  Through His mercy, and at times His silence, they step into a whole new life.  Along the way, they’ll become Ministers, builders, and well … Famous.

The Iron Conference

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PruittWrites.com is so excited to attend The Iron Conference this November 6-7 @ Point Of Mercy in Nashville, Tennessee.  If you haven’t registered yet, we recommend that you do as quickly as possible.  You can do this by going to www.TheIronConference.com.

The line up of Speakers features men and women who have committed their lives to improving others. We have included the bio of one of these incredible speakers, Joyce McCool.  This is just a small preview of what you will experience at the Iron Conference.

Joyce McCool is the wife of Bishop Spencer McCool and former First Lady of Greater Life Ministries, Utica Michigan.  Lady J, as she is affectionately known, was baptized in Jesus’ name at the age of 6 and filled with the Holy Ghost at the age of 7.  Even at this tender age, like Samuel, she had sensitivity to the things of God.

 She and Bishop McCool were married as teenagers and in 1965 began their early ministry in the evangelistic work.  Ten years of evangelizing, First Lady of two pastorates, and with hours of prayer, her ministry has developed into a ministry of helps for men and women of all ages.

In her lifetime she has suffered the loss of three children, is a cancer survivor, and had a near death experience in an automobile crash.  Sis. McCool certainly knows what it means to be an overcomer.  Her testimony will encourage you, strengthen you, and help to bring you to higher heights and deeper depths in God.