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Saturday Night Cocoa Fudge: a Little Girl in the 1950s South Kindle Edition

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  • File Size: 727 KB
  • Print Length: 188 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Roots & Branches (June 23, 2010)
  • Publication Date: June 23, 2010
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003TU2IGC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #621,317 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I was born in the beautiful mountains of East Tennessee, near the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, surely one of the most gorgous places on earth. When I wasn't luxuriating in the peaks and valleys, soaking up the serenity of being home, I was an Air Force brat traveling the world. I currently live in Oklahoma, another lovely state, but I'll always be a Tennessee mountain girl. Like Dolly Parton, I'm proud of where I came from!

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

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By erbunch on May 3, 2011
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You took me back to my early years, visiting my Granny in Tazewell, Tn and
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.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Charlene Williams on November 15, 2008
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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.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By writer01 on January 16, 2012
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Gloria Teague gives us a look into the past. Warm, descriptive, and fun. After reading it, I thought about cuddling up by a warm fire and thinking back on my childhood.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mary J. Mccauley on October 28, 2008
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Saturday Night Cocoa Fudge was an enjoyable read for me. It brought back memories of my own childhood. Ms. Teague's portrayal of her close, loving family also reminded me of the closeness of my family: growing up with my cousins, and spending lots of time with my grandparents. It's amazing how one little redheaded girl could get into so many predicaments. I enjoyed the story of "Glora Jean" taking the lemon meringue pie to a neighbor who lived in a spooky old house and had the mean old hen that chased Gloria until she fell face down in the pie. If your looking to escape back to the '50's, then Saturday Night Cocoa Fudge is for you. Mary McCauley
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By MWoosley on March 4, 2012
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An OK read for free. This is not a story, it's more of a diary of a child growing up in the 50's.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brittany Culver on January 7, 2013
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A sweet book about the relationships between a family of women from the fifties, as seen through the eyes of a little girl. Before purchasing, please be aware of some moderate swearing in the book and references to racial hatred, although the author is never condoning it. This is how she grew up and one can feel the love this family has for one another.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mark S. on October 7, 2008
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This collection of stories captures the 1950s era superbly. I was enchanted by "Glora Lynn" and amused and delighted with her Mamaw and her infinite wisdom. Gloria Teague got the voice just right as she lets us peek back at small town family living. Jackie Darrah
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By C. Branson on September 2, 2008
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What comes to mind when you think of fudge? Warm, savory, inviting? That's how I feel about the book, "Saturday Night Cocoa Fudge" (the real stuff ain't so bad either.)
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.
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