Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Interview with Mugs and the Secret Society by Steven Skinner

Come and join me as I talk with author Steven Skinner on Stories From Unknown Authors at http://blogtalkradio.com/storiesfromunknownauthors at 1pm est today.
Mugs and the Secret Society

  • Paperback: 132 pages
  • Publisher: Gypsy Publications (November 9, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0984237550
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984237555

  • Summary:
    Mug's is a farmer's son, who lives on the outskirts of Troy, Ohio. It is the summer of 1955 when Troy was booming with agriculture and transportation of farming goods. A time when farming families lived off their gardens, and the simple life was valued and favored. Follow these ornery boys through their remarkable summer adventures as they walk through Troy, play in the fields off Route 202, and fish off the banks of Miami River.

    Author Bio:

    Steve Skinner was born October 24, 1946 in Dayton, Ohio. He has been married to his wife Pat for 38 years, and they have three children. A Vietnam veteran, Steve attended Sinclair and Edison State Community Colleges. He retired after thirty years at General Motors and has also worked as an intake specialist at a juvenile corrections facility. He currently works part time as a security guard. BOOKS: Robert's Journey and Mugs and the Secret Society


    Mugs and the Secret Society is a 132 page life story of a boy in Troy, Ohio as he grows up on the farm.  It talks about the trouble he gets into and the lessons he learns, focusing the main content during the summer of 1955. This is more of a novel that could be read by children who are of middle school age and up. The feel of the story reminds this reviewer of days in the south where outhouses and the lack of modern day conviences were just as common in older homes. The people being content to live and work in the country with everyone knowing each other's names and  everyone's business.

    Adults who have lived on the farm will remember the hard work they had to put in and the friends they made along the way. This story shows how towns and cities have grown and changed through the years, and though the pace of life has picked up, some people are just content to work hard and devote their lives on the farm. Readers will enjoy Mugs' adventures. The author does a great job bringing Mugs' story to life,  reminding all of us of our youth.  

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