A Different Kind of Bookstore

Welcome to Home Grown Books, a unique bookstore created by authors. Home Grown Books is dedicated to showcasing self-published authors. We offer readers a rare opportunity to discover new talent and to read books not found in traditional bookstores. We also provide a venue for authors to get their self-published books into the hands of the public. All the authors and artists are from or have connections to the Ozarks and represent a wide variety of genres.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

New Arrival For December

Footsteps Out of Darkness
The Annabelle Kindig Story

Authors:  Annabelle Kindig Miglia wrote Footsteps Out of Darkness with author Joyce Godwin Grubbs. Her true story is  one of survival and braver after being kidnapped along with her friend Jessica Shaffner in 1972.

Title: Footsteps Out of Darkness
Genre: Nonfiction/TureLife
Book: Annabelle Kindig lived life as an unremarkable ten-year-old girl in the scheme of things. She was a typical American girl next door with a new friend, Jessica Schaffner. On this day, Annabelle s 11th birthday, life could not get any better. Her party had exceeded expectations and now she was walking her good friend half way home five blocks while reminiscing. The girls had the giggles despite the cold weather and snow they trudged through. When the motor home pulled alongside them they laughed as they acknowledged to each other they had seen the driver earlier and it was a man, dressed as a woman in a wig. Their entertainment at that moment never allowed for a red flag or for a moment of concern. This was a perfect day. Annabelle and Jessica never knew they were at a fork in the road as the motor home eased to the curb. Their next steps would forever change their lives and it would not be until Annabelle was fifty, that the entire story would be known and told. This is because the events of that day were not the story but the beginning of a journey; to heal and become whole. Indeed, Annabelle Kindig s story could not be told until now; first, she had to live it.


Congratulations to Sharon Rushton. Her novel, No Paved Road To Freedom received three awards in 2012.

Gold Medal for Historical Fiction 2012
            Flags and Stars Military Book Awards
Book of the Month – February 2012
            The Military Writers Society of America
Bronze Medal for Historical Fiction Book of the Year 2012
The Military Writers Society of America

Author: Veteran freelance writer Sharon Rushton has been honored with numerous awards throughout her career. Her magazine articles have appeared in U.S. and Canadian publications. Originally from Colorado, she lives on Table Rock Lake in Missouri with her husband and two dogs.

Title: No Paved Road To Freedom
Genre: Historical FictionNonfiction
Book: No Paved Road To Freedom is a gripping and emotional story that humanizes the impact of communist occupation in Romania after World War II. It is relevant, it inspires, and it reminds us that freedom is precious. Based on a true story, it documents the extraordinary courage of Cornel Dolana and his family as they pay an incredible price for resisting communism. Cornel makes up his mind to escape the oppression and uses his ingenuity to put his plan in place. His fortitude keeps him moving toward his goal, despite enduring enormous setbacks, brutality, and extreme outdoor elements that few humans could survive. No Paved Road To Freedom is available at amazon.com.

New Arrival for December

Helpful Household Hints

Kathy Brown and Schyrlet Cameron

Authors: Kathy Brown and Schyrlet Cameron are sisters. They both live in the Ozark hills with their husbands. They hope you will share the helpful hints and tips found in this book with friends and family.

Title: Helpful Household Hints
Genre: Nonfiction
Description: Helpful Household Hints is a treasure trove of practical advice learned at Grandma's knee.  It is packed with shortcuts, practical advice, ingenious ideas, how-to information, and hundreds of great ideas all designed to save time and trouble.

·         Page after page of useful tips provide busy mothers with quick-fixes and shortcuts for cleaning, cooking, laundry, and more!
·         A time-saving and cost-saving guide; you'll find yourself keeping it within easy reach.
·         A nice gift that is helpful all year long!  Great for stocking stuffer, a must have book for new brides or new mothers, and great graduation gifts for young adult going off to college.

Household Helpful Hints is available at Home Grown Books stores or by contacting Schyrlet Cameron at cschyrlet@yahoo.com.