Thursday, April 16, 2015

Interview with Rodney Evans for The Flatulent Pumpkin

Come and join me as I talk with author Rodney Evans about his book The Flatulent Pumpkin on Stories From Unknown Authors at 1pm EST today.

The Flatulent Pumpkin

The Flatulent Pumpkin is not your ordinary story about someone or something passing gas, it is about a lesson in character. JJ is a boy in a boring cold town that is longing to have something amazing happen. Not much grows there, no flowers or bushes, yet here is a pumpkin that JJ had nurtured and cared for that grew to the size of a tree. Out of the ordinary, the people of the little town are scared and uncertain of what is going on, especially when they hear the pumpkin pass gas quite frequently, causing an orangish glow. The poor mayor constantly gets the blame for this, until JJ proves that his pumpkin is special. JJ, who is good at heart and is kind to others, makes a wish that the whole town can benefit from. When it comes true, the townspeople look at the pumpkin different, almost as a saving grace. The town needed a hero and one arose amongst the orange fog.

Children from all ages are going to like this 43 page short story. Unlike other books about flatulence, this story is not crude or disgusting. It actually brings about a good message while adding in some humor.  The author does a great job weaving them together and focusing on what is truly important.

About the author:

The Flatulent Pumpkin started as a dinner time story.  We were sitting around the table talking and I created a joke which made the family laugh.  I never imagined becoming an author.  I've spent my professional career writing reports, briefs, memos and emails.  However, my family insisted I write this story because a flatulent pumpkin caused a giggle fest in our home, and the children wanted me to share it.  So I followed the command and wrote this funny story about a magical flatulent pumpkin.

Unlike most stories with flatulence, I didn't write anything crude, offensive or disgusting.  After all, we all know that one trick pony. When I tell stories, I used the opportunity as a teaching moment to entertain, educate and enlighten children and adults.

The story demonstrates how people respond to an unknown situation, how people care for one another and how they are able to work together. This is one of life's greatest lessons; you must approach life with an open mind and a sense of humor. Life is meant for us to be happy and isn't laughter the best way to show an appreciation for those you loved.

  • Paperback: 44 pages
  • Publisher: DBA (August 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0983989052
  • ISBN-13: 978-0983989059

Book Description

Once upon a time a strange magical pumpkin appeared. Curiosity turned to excitement when the pumpkin goes POP! and a 10 year-old boy vanished! So who will help our ten-year-old and what will the pumpkin do next? Find out how he returns and learns the lesson of a lifetime. Check out other titles including The Flatulent Pumpkin's instant classic Gone with the Wind!

This story will warm your heart.  The newest, The Case of the Plucked Chicken, is the funniest character development story you will ever read. 

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