Life was never boring in Defiance!
Excerpt: “Our class went to the school library for a research project. As I was looking for a book, a note that was folded up like a football flew over the top of a six-foot-high bookshelf and landed at my feet. It was a request for my friend Cindy and me to go on a double date with Randy and his best friend, Tim.
The following day, a five-pound bag of sour balls mysteriously appeared in my locker, along with another note requesting a date. I found out where Randy’s locker was and returned the candy, along with a note saying that Cindy and I had to work on Friday night, so we could not go on a date with them.
A day or two later, the persistent guys asked where we worked, and I told them we worked at Murphy’s in Defiance. (I actually did work there, but Cindy didn’t have a job.) I thought that was the end of them, until they showed up at Murphy’s on Friday night and tried to talk to me while I was working. I didn’t even know Randy’s name yet. He had been signing the notes with his nickname, “Preacher Boy.”
Randy found out where I lived, and on Good Friday, he dropped by my house unexpectedly. When I opened the door, my hair full of bright pink plastic curlers that were as large as orange juice cans, there he was, asking me to join him for a cruise through downtown Defiance…”
Did Randy’s persistence pay off? Read the book to find out!
Targeted Age Group:
Teen – Adult
My book is a memoir of growing up in a small town in Northwest Ohio. Only one other book has been
written about growing up in Defiance, Ohio and that book was made into a movie.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Follow your dreams! Don’t be afraid to publish your book and share your thoughts with the world.
Becky Corwin-Adams was born in Defiance, Ohio. Becky is a wife, a mother of two sons, and “MawMaw” to four grandchildren. She currently shares her home with seven cocker spaniels.
As a child, Becky had one cocker spaniel, dozens of cats, chickens, and a variety of “pocket pets.” She started writing stories about her pets at an early age. Becky is a freelance writer and columnist for The Farmland News and the author of “Cast-Off Cocker Spaniels”, “Cherished Cats and Childhood Capers”, and “Tails Along the Trails: Walking Adventures with Dogs”. Becky volunteers for Columbus Cocker Rescue as a foster parent, transporter, and Ebay seller.
Becky has been an avid reader since childhood. She especially enjoys reading Amish fiction, mysteries, and dog stories. When Becky isn’t reading or writing, she enjoys crafting and walking with her cocker spaniels. She has had dozens of her original craft patterns published in various craft magazines.What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I wanted to write a memoir of my childhood for my grandchildren. They are growing up in an electronic age very different from the way I grew up in the ’60s with no electronic devices.