For some time now, we’ve shared what I call Hisbits, bits of history, that showcase how interesting the subject is. Adventures such as how a Japanese ambassador saved thousands of Jewish lives in World War II. Now, these stories are in our first Hisbits eBook @ www.amazon.com/author/pruittwrites.
We hope you take a minute to visit it, and our other eBooks, as well as paperbacks, and that you find something which interests you. PruittWrites is about adding value through words and pictures. So we hope you find some value in our site, and products.
I’m so excited, currently four of our PruittWrites books are available in paperback! They are our two Bible Commentaries, Ruth The Book Of The Friend, and Famous: The Lumberjacks Of Solomon, the adventure Alaskan Silver, and our first novella, The Polar Bear’s Typewriter. We plan for more to follow, and they’re all available @ www.amazon.com/author/pruittwrites now.
Our first western is available now @ www.amazon.com/author/pruittwrites. It seemed like every character you could imagine, has been the subject of a western, except one. I wanted to write something with a different slant on it, so I’d like to introduce you to Travis, owner of the general store, and a hero. He wasn’t looking for it, but it found him. I hope you enjoy The Merchants Rifle.
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.
We wanted to remind our readers about our Amazon site @ www.amazon.com/author/pruittwrites.
I 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.
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!”
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!