About the Author
Barbara A. Pierce
Author Barbara A. Pierce retired from teaching elementary school in Mount Vernon, New York in 2003. Since retirement she has written 14 books, mostly for children. The author contends that her experience teaching at the elementary level has given her great insight as to what piques the interest of most children. As a result, she incorporates learning, the familiar, and fun in her writing to accomplish her objectives. However, many of her books interest mature readers as well because of the different reading levels and genre provided. And after all her years of writing the author maintains the source of her inspiration to write is still the youth. Ms. Pierce holds a Master’s degree in education and reading, and over the years she has appeared in Who’s Who in American Publications.
About the Books
- A Mystery in Winters Park
- From an Ant Hill Springs a Mountain
- Just South of the Rainbow
- Mama Lupita's Puree Olé
- Whichever Way the Wind Blows
- Sophie Virginia and the Little Red Boots
- What's Troubling the Old Manor House
When Dempsey squirrel reveals that some of his winter food is missing from his storage spaces, the other residents of Winters Park become suspicious. His suggestion that the status of their food be checked as well, sets off accusations regarding his motives. Is he trying to find where they've hidden their food? or Does he plan to steal some later? They think whatever his motives are, they can't be good! So getting his community to cooperate is a hard sell for Dempsey. They fail to understand they may be facing a common threat. The squirrel's only motive is for them to be sure they still have what was stored to sustain them through the Winter. There really isn't enough food left or time left to replenish what may be missing. The mystery that unfolds in this park will certainly catch one off guard. Prepare to be surprised!
From An Ant Hill Springs A Mountain is a wonderful collection of fresh new poems that will bring about laughter and even wonderment. And to add more variety. This time the author has included some original limericks.
When asked what is the source of inspiration for writing her poems, Miss Pierce responds, "life in general." Most are reminiscent of a variety of life's experiences and others are purely imaginative fabrications woven into rhyming verse. One of the life lesson poems included in this collection, Choose Your Words Wisely, earned the author an Editor's Choice Award given by poetry.com and the International Library of Poetry "for its unique perspective and original creativity."
Anything can become somewhat boring when done too often. However, an alternate presentation may make all the difference. Find out what action a loving grandmother takes when she is faced with solving just such a problem as in Mama Lupita's Puree Olé.
Whichever Way The Wind Blows is an eclectic collection of poems to be enjoyed by the young and the young at heart. Haiku, an ancient Japanese form of poetry is also included. While the poems embrace both fictional and non-fictional situations, along with the laughter there are few lessons to be learned.
Sophie Virginia's dream of becoming a cowgirl is closer to being realized when she receives a short visit from her grandparents. The strong-willed four-year-old also learns a painful but valuable lesson during their visit. The experience is one she will certainly remember.
News of seeing a For Sale sign posted on the Arguyle property sends ripples of excitement through the Stormsville Hollow community. Those calls are certainly welcome! For years, the home has stood empty and run-down. Now, even though boarded-up, complaints of strange things happening there are on the rise. Some say the deceased family's spirits still reside at the old manor, and will only leave when a new family moves into it. A meeting is called to discourage filing further reports of supernatural sightings and others weird things happening there for fear of scaring away potential buyers.
Arguyle Manor is eventually purchased by Thomas Jacob, a minister and his members as a sanctuary hall for their meetings, and also the home of the Jacob family. Once the place is renovated and returned to its former beauty, the Jacobs move into it. Shortly afterwards, the family is confronted with a real mystery! Is the manor being haunted by the deceased Arguyle family as some neighbors suspect?
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News of seeing a For Sale sign posted on the Arguyle property sends ripples of excitement through the Stormsville Hollow community. Those calls are certainly welcome! For years, the home has stood empty and run-down…