Friday, September 4, 2009

Announcing 4 Book Readings!

So, here I am, plugging my new book. Reviews from several people have been absolutly great, which no doubt pleases me. The two in the newspapers set the stage for several of the local book readings. (4) Time is short, and the fun's beginning. Wish me luck. Bill

Monday, August 17, 2009

A Full-Grown Man is launched!

My latest book has launched! What a grand night hosted by Pablo's On Market bookstore! Thank you to Hubert and Carolyn for hosting such a nice event complete with wine, cheese straws and Lousiana red beans & rice--perfectly fitting for the book's setting. There were lots of friends, fans and press there. Enjoy photos from the event. and visit my website for info on A Full-Grown Man and links to purchase!

Owner of Pablo's Carolyn Crow

Friends The Medleys and Tarolis

Carla and Leslie

Laura and Brian Moore with mw as they read/acted out the interview
at the front of the book. They did a fantastic job!

Long-time friends

Would not have been complete without red beans & rice!

Signing books

The author with 3 of his 4 children

The original drawings that are in the book that my twin daughters did displayed in the window
For your own copy, pick one up at Pablo's if you're downtown on the courthouse square in Athens.
Or online at these places:

Monday, July 20, 2009

New Book Out!

I am excited to announce the release of my latest book, A Full-Grown Man.

Order your book today at these fine places:

Barnes & Noble
Books A Million

Your local bookstore can order from Baker & Taylor or Ingram.

Read the latest review of my book on Amazon:

Joan D. Killian - See all my reviews(REAL NAME) I must admit that I sat to read a few chapters, but was up all night instead. I started and finished this journey with the characters in one sitting. What a magical story! Immerse yourself, and let the author give you a love story like no other. Wonderful.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


My book will be coming out in the coming months, I am happy to say.  It has been a long time coming.  One thing that is going to be extra special about it is that there will be 14 illustrations as part of it that will help "tell" the story in a beautiful way.  My daughter Carole Foret did most of them with my other daughter and Carole's twin sister Claire Kayser helping out with one.  So, look around in the next 3 - 4 months for A Full Grown Man to hit your bookstores!  I'll let you know more about it...

Monday, November 3, 2008

On WAFF 48 News

Last weekend, Goergi Bragg was kind to have Bill on the Saturday morning WAFF news.  He discussed his book, The Last Witness From a Dirt Road and announced the coming of his latest book A Full Grown Man due out soon.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS Sunday Morning

My confession:

I am a Jew, and every single one of my ancestors was Jewish. And it does not bother me even a little bit when people call those beautiful lit up, bejeweled trees, Christmas trees.. I don't feel threatened. I don't feel discriminated against. That's what they are: Christmas trees.

It doesn't bother me a bit when people say, 'Merry Christmas' to me. I don't think they are slighting me or getting ready to put me in a ghetto. In fact, I kind of like it It shows that we are all brothers and sisters celebrating this happy time of year. It doesn't bother me at all that there is a manger scene on display at a key intersection near my beach house inMalibu.. If people want a crïeche, it's just as fine with me as is the Menorah a few hundred yards away.

I don't like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don't think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians. I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period. I have no idea where the concept came from thatAmericais an explicitly atheist country. I can't find it in the Constitution and I don't like it being shoved down my throat.

Or maybe I can put it another way: where did the idea come from that we should worship celebrities and we aren't allowed to worship God as we understand Him? I guess that's a sign that I'm getting old, too. But there are a lot of us who are wondering where these celebrities came from and where theAmericawe knew went to.

In light of the many jokes we send to one another for a laugh, this is a little different: This is not intended to be a joke; it's not funny, it's intended to get you thinking.

Billy Graham's daughter was interviewed on the Early Show and Jane Clayson asked her 'How could God let something like this happen?' (regarding Katrina) Anne Graham gave an extremely profound and insightful response. She said, 'I believe God is deeply saddened by this, just as we are, but for years we've been telling God to get out of our schools, to get out of our government and to get out of our lives. And being the gentleman He is, I believe He has calmly backed out. How can we expect God to give us His blessing and His protection if we demand He leave us alone?'

In light of recent events... terrorists attack, school shootings, etc. I think it started when Madeleine Murray O'Hare (she was murdered, her body found a few years ago) complained she didn't want prayer in our schools, and we said OK. Then someone said you better not read the Bible in school. The Bible says thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbor as yourself. And we said OK.

Then Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn't spank our children when they misbehave because their little personalities would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem (Dr Spock's son committed suicide). We said an expert should know what he's talking about. And we said OK.

Now we're asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don't know right from wrong, and why it doesn't bother them to kill strangers, their classmates, and themselves.

Probably, if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it out. I think it has a great deal to do with 'WE REAP WHAT WE SOW.'

Funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the world's going to hell Funny how we believe what the newspapers say, but question what the Bible says. Funny how you can send 'jokes' through e-mail and they spread like wildfire but when you start sending messages regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing. Funny how lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene articles pass freely through cyberspace, but public discussion of God is suppressed in the school and workplace.

Are you laughing yet?

Funny how when you forward this message, you will not send it to many on your address list because you're not sure what they believe, or what they will think of you for sending it.

Funny how we can be more worried about what other people think of us than what God thinks of us.

Share this if you think it has merit. If not then just discard it... no one will know you did. But, if you discard this thought process, don't sit back and complain about what bad shape the world is in.

My Best Regards, Honestly and respectfully,
Ben Stein