Author's Debut Novel Is Comfort Food for Today's Trying Times

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Title's fresh writing style paints Great Depression in a different light

It is the spring of 1932 during the Great Depression. Jonathan Jackson's mother can't afford to keep him in Dallas, so his mother buys him a bus ticket and sends him to East Texas to live with her parents. Through the voice of Jonathon "Sonny" Jackson, Xulon Press author Larry C. Scallons' new release, Where Angels Roost ($15.99, paperback, 978-1-60791-411-2; $25.99, hardcover, 978-1-60791-435-8), captures the bond between a boy and his family, a boy and his horse, and the innocence of adolescent love. Scallons' fresh, slap-in-the-face writing style stands out from today's literary offerings given that--unlike mainstream depression-era history--it remembers humor, love of God, laughter and tears during this time of trial for our country.

Reviewers write, "Where Angels Roost is a masterpiece. Scallons provides pure comfort food for today's trying times with a writing style that offers a cool water approach to handling whatever life tosses at us. It makes you laugh and cry but leaves you confident that God delivers His promises of abundance and usually with a large sense of humor in the process. What Gone With the Wind is for the Civil War, Where Angels Roost is for the Great Depression."

Born in the 1920s on a cotton farm outside of Dallas, Scallons is no stranger to the Great Depression. As a World War II and Korean War veteran, his varied life experiences have led him to realize there are numerous joyful and playful moments when working through crises. "Change happens, tears well up, but with God, they are tears of cleansing leading to days of joy and lives transformed to success," he says. He hopes in Where Angels Roost readers learn that having a daily rapport with God is key to success in life.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world's largest Christian publisher, with more than 7,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Where Angels Roost through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. Where Angels Roost is available online through,, and

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