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Warm Winter GREETINGS to Fans and Friends!

from D.J. Houston, Author of Havenwood Tales

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D.J. Houston, AuthorHELLO! HAPPY 2014!!

Yes, I’m still wishing friends Happy New Year! And yes, I’ve truly missed getting to “see” YOU more often with updates from Havenwood Tales.

TRUE CONFESSIONS: The arduous task of MOVING (on top of pursuing key studies) has lately put life for this author on hold. That’s my excuse, anyway — that and waaay too much stuff to unpack, despite tossing what must have been roomfuls before the move! But I’m guessing you already know (too well) how moving goes 😉

As a saga of preparation continues for release of the Havenwood Tales trilogy, our heroine Trudie McAfee’s fans will be happy to hear that more surprises and secrets from the opening novel HAVENWOOD TALES Beginnings are heading your way again SOON.

Meanwhile, feel free to enjoy a walk down memory lane in the HAVENWOOD TALES ARCHIVES section at the bottom of our blog menu. And I hope this fun photo helps WARM YOUR WINTER and brings you an extra SMILE!

Hang in there — Spring happens 🙂

Hang in there -- Spring happens

May your fondest dreams come true,

D.J. Houston, Author of Havenwood Tales

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HA P P Y  4th of  J U L Y,  AMERICA !

Enjoy a look back at AMERICA from the coming novel HAVENWOOD TALES Beginnings by D.J. Houston

Faith In America by Donald Zolan

Before the second half of 20th Century America happened to her citizens, most kids who weren’t beat up too much for their choices were fairly capable — able to focus their attention on the world in front of them long enough to finish a task and get something done on their own.

Even in the cities, even during wartime, people looked out for each other’s kids . . .

As for what happened to the nation and to the minds and morals of her people in the decades that followed  . . .

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“Common Sense Freedom – Heartland America”

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Mystery Novel – Historical Fiction – Intrigue – Social Commentary – American Literature Treasures

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HAPPY SPRING from HAVENWOOD TALES !

“Rejoice in all that is glorious!”

Author, D.J. Houston

Happy Spring from Havenwood Tales

Mystery Novels – Inspiring Stories – Historical Fiction – American Literature Treasures

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Luck O’ The Irish to Ye from Havenwood Tales!!

Good Luck Cookies‘Tis said that St. Patrick’s Day brings out the Irish in everyone 😉

A holiday originating in Ireland over a thousand years ago, St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated in many countries around the world each March 17th.

But who was this fellow Saint Patrick? Why celebrate?

And why Saint Patrick’s Day, anyway? . . .

For FUN FACTS about Leprechauns, the history of Saint Paddy’s Day, Shamrocks & MORE:

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HAPPY SAINT PATRICK’S DAY! 🙂

D.J. Houston, Author of  HAVENWOOD TALES

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“I wondered if God might not have gotten sick of watching that blizzard stir up so much trouble down on earth, and decided to just suck up the last of it into the Milky Way . . .”

 HAVENWOOD TALES Beginnings  by D. J. Houston

Humorous Irish Blessing from McAfee FamilyMy father’s camaraderie with his able-bodied, Irish-minded brothers was always a source of luck and light to the McAfee clan.

Their jovial triumvirate pulled Daddy out of his pensive moods and raised everyone’s spirits around them; together, they made us all feel more playful and safe. . .

When the three Irish brothers teamed up for a challenge, it was “God between us and all harm.”

Anything was possible . . .

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“Life Lessons – Mysteries of Snow”

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Mystery Novel — Inspirations — Historical Fiction — Nostalgia Stories — Paranormal

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Christmas 1946 ~ HAVENWOOD TALES Beginnings

Secret Reporting after-the-fact (… by Trudie McAfee of Havenwood Tales, but please don’t tell anybody)

by Norman Rockwell

by Norman Rockwell

Being from England and therefore born eccentric, of course it should have been predictable that Aunt Julia would serve weird  food. . .

If the classic English nursery rhyme “Sing a Song of Sixpence” comes to mind, common sense would have to suspect it contained the remains of four-and-twenty blackbirds baked in a pie — even to a six-year-old like me . . .

C L I C K  for our Wild Celebration 🙂

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Holiday Stories, Celebration, Nostalgia – Mystery Novel – Historical Fiction Books

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New peeks at HAVENWOOD TALES Beginnings

by D.J. Houston, Author

This excerpt is CONTINUED from “Humorous Stories – Baseball Rules – American Tall Tales”  – Missed Part I ? – CLICK HERE

I don’t know who the heck Timmy thought he was fooling . . .

Anybody with an ounce of sense and eyes in their head could figure it out. Ever since the preacher’s niece from Poseyville, ten-year-old Josie May Redding, had blinked at him on a hayride, he’d been praying she was a cradle robber.

The last thing he needed was flirty Miss Josie May thinking he was some kind of sissy babysitter for his dumb little sister.

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