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

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Presentation at Chandler AZ Book Club

All this and dinner too!  Susan and I had a great time discussing Twisted by the Wind with this book club group in Chandler, Arizona.  They had each read the book prior to the meeting, so it was really fun to hear their comments and share some of the inspirations that led to the stories related in the book.
Members Tina and Karyn dishing up a delicious shrimp salad.

Karyn & hostess Katherine share a laugh.
Member Susan joins in.
When they started pulling out their copies of my book, I knew I was talking to my kind of people.

A good time was had by all!  Great food, wonderful conversation and good wine.  What could be better?

Thanks to my wonderful wife Susan for taking the pictures and being such a supportive partner, and to Katherine for inviting me to share my book with the nice ladies in her book club.