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- Print Length: 188 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Roots & Branches (June 23, 2010)
- Publication Date: June 23, 2010
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B003TU2IGC
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #739,719 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Saturday Night Cocoa Fudge: a Little Girl in the 1950s South Kindle Edition
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More About the Author
I waited a lifetime to be me, a writer, but I made it-at last!
The journey hasn't been easy but it's been worth it.
Want to know the best part about being a writer? My name on the front cover! The knowledge that people like my work enough to actually buy it, read its entirety, and (sometimes) write a review on Amazon and/or send me fan mail. See, I want to be rich, I won't lie, but the true pay-off for me is that one thing-people are reading my words! And when someone comes up to me and tells me in an animated voice how much they like my books...wow, there's no way to tell you how that makes my heart smile.
I write for profit like all full-time authors. I also write for me; though they're sometimes two different things. What I like to write and my most profitable books are two different things, too. So whenever I want to simply get that old feeling, the pure joy of writing for myself, to remember why I began to write all those years ago, I sit still and write a short story just for me. They'll never be published; they'll never be read by anyone other than me because they are FOR me. Recently I sat and wrote out in crazy detail what I envision every time I hear the song "Hotel California" by the Eagles. (LOVE the Eagles!!)
For those of you who think writing is easy-you're right. Getting it published is a whole other story. (Pun intended) I started small then slowly, sooo slowly, gained momentum by keeping my fingers on the keyboard, my butt in the chair and learning my craft. Other than that, it'd be only a hobby instead of the career it now is.
I'm an award-winning author in both fiction and nonfiction, in magazines, newspapers and e-zines. She currently has five books and over 60 short stories and several articles published. I'm a contributing author to Book Marketing from A to Z, had a feature article in Woman's World in 2009 just before I was bestowed the honor of being hosen as Tulsa NightWriter of the Year.
I'm the newsletter editor for NightScripts, a monthly newsletter with a circulation of over one hundred people. I'm the former secretary for Oklahoma Writers' Federation, INC., the largest writers' organization in the southwestern US.
I currently lives in Oklahoma with her husband, and her spoiled dogs Tiger and Barkley.
Is there anything I haven't covered? Surely you now know more than you wanted to know but if not, you can visit my website at www.gloriateague.com
Top Customer Reviews
growing up in a small neighborhood in Knoxville, Tn. No matter where one is from this story will resonate with you. Growing up each of us had that favorite grandmother, aunt, uncle,and best friend we loved to fight with. We each had our fears of bugs, snakes, and bumps in the dark. We each had skinned knee's, bumps on the head, and trips to the ER to check if it was broken or not. Gloria Teague brings back good memories of growing up before internet, hand-held games, and cell phones. When a kid could be kid. She even gives you memories you might claim as one of your own, even if it wasn't. Thank you Miss Gloria.
I was transported back to the small town of LaFollette where we both grew up and there are so many parallels between our families. I find that the women in our families may have not had much to say...they just let their men think they were the "boss" when in actuality they were the keepers, the disciplinarians, etc. I think most of our mothers/aunts were very strong women with infinite wisdom...whether it be "book-learned" or "old-wives tales".
I hope we can expect a sequel to this book. The book ended too soon for me and I'd like to know what happened in the later years to all those "wonderful beings" you wrote about.
I recognize most of these colorful people just by your descriptions of them. I truly did love the book.
In Gloria's fourth book, she takes us back to the world she grew up in, nestled not so quietly in the foothills of the `50s with characters that are strange and loving and all too familiar.
The reader will find that he or she wasn't the only little person to eat the decorations off their mud pies, get chased by a demon bird, wreck your friend's new tricycle, or sneak off to do something that you KNOW your elders would certainly not approve of.
It was a treat to read this book, each story a tasty morsel. It was almost like eating potato chips: I couldn't read just one chapter; I had to have one more, just one more. Then sadly, it was over.
In Gloria's stories, there is something for everyone, a person or event that each of us can relate to and you'll find yourself saying, "Oh yeah! I remember when ..." you did something silly or painful or just plain stupid or felt the unconditional love of that can only come from family. You'll find yourself wanting to hug little `Glora'. You can even feel Mamaw's arms envelop you and tell you it's going to be okay and tomorrow's going to be a brighter day or another day filled with some new mystery to explore or escape from.
"Saturday Night Cocoa Fudge" shows us how important family is and how those people around us shape our lives and how they will always be a part of who we are.
I dare you to read this delectable book in public: people WILL stare at you because you'll be smiling really big and even laughing out loud.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Gloria Teague takes you back to a time of swimming holes, playing in the streets until dusk, and Southern life of years gone by. I thoroughly enjoyed each and every one of stories. Read morePublished 18 months ago by JenMcMur
This book was all about family and the lessons we learn from them. In places it was funny and in sometimes a bit sad. I enjoyed reading every word.Published 21 months ago by Poison ivy
A wonderful glimpse into a life and lifestyle far apart from my own which made it all the more enjoyable. Almost like peeking through a fence into a far away neighbors yard. Read morePublished on November 6, 2013 by Neil Drucker
For anyone who grew up in the South, this book is like an old friend. Lay out in the back yard on an old quilt and sip some sweet tea while the cicadas hum as you read it. Read morePublished on October 21, 2013 by mel rose
After reading THROUGH THE SHADOWS by Ms. Teague, I ordered another one right away. The first one was good reading, but SAT. NIGHT CHOC. FUDGE hit me where I live. Read morePublished on September 24, 2012 by B. J. Payne
This book about growing up poor in the south was like peeking through a window of lives you may never see or even know about. Read morePublished on September 6, 2012 by Golfgal
I loved this book. It made me laugh and made me cry. It takes you back to the innocence of childhood and reminds us of how smart we as little kids really are. Read morePublished on August 26, 2012 by Heidi
As was mentioned by another reviewer, this was not a "story," but rather a chronicled narration of a young girl (Gloria) growing up in the south during the early 1950s. Read morePublished on June 12, 2012 by MsJD2u
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