Cornjerkers by David A. Theobald
Black Rose Writing is proud to announce that it has acquired the publishing rights to Cornjerkers by David A. Theobald.
“Laugh-out loud funny, brings back memories of the Sixties.”— Carol Hicks, Danville Commercial News
“Intriguing read that will bring a flood of memories and create new ones.” —Don Shields, author of Growing Up Doughnut
“Page-turning work.” — Curt Ellis, founder Nickel Plate Publishing
“Will remind one of ‘good times’ in Small Town, USA.” — Christie Rice, V.P. Rice and Rice Consulting
Cornjerkers, the saga of Hoopeston’s class of 1968, is a story of best friends -- Schatzie, Pottsie, Punkinhead and Theo -- and old time family values still alive in the tumultuous “Sixties.”
The fall of 1967 was a time of new beginnings and a time for questioning. Television was filled with the horrors of the Vietnam War, political upheaval, campus protests, and the friends found themselves perplexed teens confronting complex social issues.
Cornjerkers represents Baby Boomers who struggled through those turbulent times. It is neither wholly a work of fiction nor, strictly speaking, a memoir. Rather, Cornjerkers is a blend of fantasy, adolescent memories, folklore, and history.
David Theobald survived those times and assures readers that this is a realistic and accurate accounting of the late 1960s. "Living in Hoopeston, Illinois and being surrounded by such good friends gave me a sense of belonging and a sense of security and freedom that could not be found in larger communities. Hoopeston in the 60’s always gave the feeling that the entire town was one big family that watched out for each other. It was just one of those great places to live," according to the author.
Cornjerkers is now available for review (both hard copy and electronic). The author is available for interview or scheduled appearance. Purchase from www.blackrosewritingbooks.com, Amazon, Barnes & Nobel online bookstores, including electronic book versions. The book is also available for direct order via the Ingram Book Catalogue, Books in Print, Baker & Taylor. ISBN # 978-1-61296-
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