TWISTED BY THE WIND - A New Book

TWISTED BY THE WIND - A New Book

About This Book

Twisted by the Wind is a collection of stories and words of wisdom, with a fair amount of humor added. It chronicles a philosophical spirit developed on the plains of Oklahoma, the Arizona desert, Nashville, and the wine country of California, honed through a lifetime of entrepreneurial endeavors and adventures.


Tales of first flights, free meals in the park, car racing, life in a monastery, following a musical dream, and wisdom of the ages are all wrapped in a collection of quotes, short stories, poems, and personal revelations.

Designed to be a catalyst to spark readers' inspiration and creativity, you can open this book anywhere and find a fresh thought or idea to make life more enjoyable and to share with others.

What People are Saying About This Book


"Wonderful! Colorful and rich! Can't wait to read the next book!" - S. Pratt


"This is fun stuff, and anyone with a sense of humor, a down home upbringing and taste for wry is in for a treat." -R. Pope


"I love it!!!......Can't wait till you do a book tour..........!!!" -S. Greene


"The first scene would make a great movie opening!!!!" - K.Bishop


"The style is typical, understated, tom hays. I can hear you telling the stories." - G. Wilson


"Will trigger many fond memories in the hearts and minds of people who grew up where stories were told by people who knew the art of story telling" - L. Pope


"Charming!" - K.Edwards


"Now I know what I'm giving everyone for christmas." - M. Roth

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Story Two of a Trilogy entitled "316 East Boulevard - "Beulah's Curse"


"BEULAH'S CURSE"
A fiction noir novella by Tom Hays,

The Civil War had just begun. Young plantation slave Ahracee had a dream that one day he would be able to put down his hoe and shovel and do something more with his life. Ahracee thought to himself that watching, learning, picking up skills beyond the job he was assigned, and making himself more valuable as a human being, were the keys to success.

Ahracee’s young girlfriend Sheika supposed that one day she would convince Ahracee to marry her. But life sometimes takes strange turns.

Ahracee left the plantation to join the Union Army.  Enter Beulah, and her black magic. 

The first novella in the trilogy "316 East Boulevard" is titled "There Were Several Ladies Present". "Beulah's Curse" is the prequel to that story.


  • ISBN-10: 0692710469
  • ISBN-13: 978-0692710463
  • Click for more information  Beulah's Curse

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

NEW!! Novella by Tom Hays


A Fiction-Noir novella.   The date was August 22, 1968. The gathering was in the home of one Clarisse Jones, 316 East Boulevard, Birmingham, Alabama. The imposing residence had been the scene of hundreds of these society luncheons over its long history. as the home of a long time pillar of Black society, Mrs. Christine Brown-Jones and, for that matter,  her family before her.   Now, however, the house was presided over by Mrs. Clarisse Jones, a very recent arrival. There were a lot of questions to be answered about the circumstances surrounding this change in occupancy of the house. Persistent rumors had certainly flamed the east Birmingham ladies’ interest in attending this “hot ticket” event.

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Available in paperback or Kindle.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

NEW RELEASE!! BAIT - A Healthy Dose of Horror



VEGETARIAN? THERE ARE THOSE WHO WOULD PREY ON YOU! 

   BAIT - A Healthy Dose of Horror, a novella by Tom Hays, is a cautionary tale of two healthy, personable young women who, through their own naivety, willingly become the prey in a high stakes business of nutrition and… death!          Angela, a talented and beautiful blonde, and her room-mate and best friend Lacey, become easy targets in the hands of Robb, a handsome young businessman.

Will you be the next victim? Beware. You are what you eat. 

Thursday, January 8, 2015

File this in your library under "Business Opportunity"


Grape-Nuts are not really made from grape seeds are they? 

In fact, there are no parts from grapes in the cereal, and grapes don’t even have nuts, they have seeds.
  
So why would they claim that’s what they are? Nuts or grape seeds, either way they are not from grapes.

That’s false advertising in my book, and we have been eating them most of our lives under this purposeful false and misleading claim.

Anyone with me for a class action lawsuit?


Friday, August 15, 2014

SEEDS INTO THE WIND: One Thousand Days of Timeless Wisdom

Order NOW for your Christmas gifts!! 
  


NEW! From the author of Twisted By The WindSEEDS INTO THE WIND is a collection of over one thousand inspirational, motivational, witty and sometimes humorous quotations selected from “Here’s Your Pearl of the Day® from Tom Hays”, a daily “thought starter” email sent to subscribers and featured on selected websites for over fourteen years. The book features quotations from famous and infamous thinkers throughout history to the present day. Readers are encouraged to. each day. choose a random number between one and one thousand, look up that numbered quotation in the book and see what "Pearl of Wisdom" fate brings them that day.


List Price: $12.95   https://www.createspace.com/4878178 
5.5" x 8.5" (13.97 x 21.59 cm) 
Black & White on White paper
160 pages
Postwood Press
ISBN-13: 978-0692262467 (Custom)
ISBN-10: 0692262466
BISAC: Philosophy / Ethics & Moral Philosophy   

Thursday, September 12, 2013

¡¡Aprender Los Sonidos Del Inglés!!


Now ... for the first time!  Help for the Spanish-speaking child in the English language reading   environment!  Available on DVD.

Welcome to AHA! The English Language Sound Spectacular.  AHA! is a self-contained dual-language phonics enrichment program custom designed for native Spanish-speaking students.  Used in conjunction with Beginning English reading programs, it aids the child in unlocking English language sound-symbol relationships.  Used in conjunction with beginning Spanish reading programs, it teaches, in the language with which the 
child is most comfortable, the concept of decoding.

HIGH INTEREST FORMAT
High-interest, lavishly illustrated detective format helps the student solve the  mystery of English sounds and symbols via dual-language adventures including Sweet Thing and the Green Bean Beast, the Mighty Pie-in-the-Eye Sniper Caper, Mugs Money, the Truck-Driving  Duck Thug, the Case of the Vain Viper, and many others.
OVERVIEW
Lesson 1 - Long English Vowels
Lesson 2 - Short English Vowels
Lesson 3 - Consonants; with
                   special emphasis
                   on letters B,V,R,H,
                   and J, the most difficult
                   for Spanish speakers.

Order Aha! English Language Sound Spectacular at https://www.createspace.com/371449 or thru Amazon and other DVD sellers.


¡¡Aprender Los Sonidos Del Inglés!

Ahora ... por primera vez! Ayuda para el niño de habla española en el idioma Inglés entorno de lectura! Disponible en DVD.

Bienvenido a AHA! Espectacular El Idioma Inglés Sound. AHA! es un programa personalizado autónomo bilingüe fonética enriquecimiento diseñada para los estudiantes de habla española de origen. Utilizado junto con el comienzo de los programas de lectura en inglés, que ayuda al niño en el desbloqueo de inglés relaciones entre sonidos y símbolos. Utilizado junto con el comienzo de los programas de lectura en español, que enseña en el idioma con el que el niño se sienta más cómodo, el concepto de decodificación. 

GRAN FORMATO INTERÉS alto interés, formato detective profusamente ilustrado ayuda al estudiante a resolver el misterio de los sonidos y los símbolos en inglés a través de aventuras en dos idiomas como Sweet Thing y la bestia de la haba verde, el Poderoso Pie-en-el-ojo Francotirador Caper, tazas Dinero , el pato Thug Truck-Driving, el caso de la víbora Vain, y muchos otros.

PANORAMA
Lección 1 - Long Inglés Vocales Lección 2 - Short Inglés Vocales Lección 3 - Las consonantes, con especial énfasis en las letras B, V, R, H y J, el más difícil para los hispanohablantes.


Ordene Ajá! Idioma Inglés Sound Spectacular en https://www.createspace.com/371449 oa través de Amazon y otros vendedores de DVD.

Friday, June 7, 2013

NEW... for your children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren

An introduction to the sounds of the orchestra.
ANNE IN MUSICLAND

An introduction to the sounds of the orchestra. For pre-school, kindergarten and early grade school children. A young girl, Anne, finds herself in MusicLand and meets the various musical instruments.

This program was designed to introduce pre-school, kindergarten and early grade school children to the basic orchestra and band instruments. Basic emphasis in the program is on recognition of sounds of the instruments. The method employed is the utilization of a story theme and the development of a personality for each instrument introduced.

A young girl, Anne, is the vehicle through which the story progresses and the instruments are introduced to the listener. It is anticipated that the children will more readily recognize instruments with which they can associate a character or story.

Anne wakes up to the clash of cymbals at the gate of Musicland. She receives permission from Cymbal the Great to enter Musicland. Anne becomes involved in a disagreement between violins and "fiddles", searches for the missing Silent Sam the Cello, and meets many inhabitants of MusicLand, including Grandpa Bass, Violet Viola, Flighty Flute, Tiny Piccolo, Blacky Clarinet, Ruby Oboe, Bob Bassoon, and Jax the Sax. 

In Chapter Two, Anne continues her search for Silent Sam the Cello so he can play in a special Musicland Concert. While searching for Silent Sam, she meets Boom-Boom the Bass Drum, Rat-a-tat Snare Drum, and Ting-a-ling Triangle. They invite her to join their parade in honor of Terry and Timmy Timpani who are returning to MusicLand after their successful debut at Carnegie Hall. She meets Big George the Tuba, Slipper Slide Trombone, Frenchy the French Horn, Mr. Trumpet, and the Timpani. Anne's adventures in MusicLand end with the successful concert appearance of Silent Sam, and a promise from Cymbal the Great that she can return to meet more MusicLand citizens in the future.

The children in your life will love this interesting story, while developing a new interest in music and the various instruments.  This fun recording is available through Amazon, Anne in MusicLand as an instant download.  Or, Click here to order the CD