Mabank, TX (PRWEB) September 19, 2012
Marking the anniversary of 9/11 is one of the pieces in Kodell Parker’s News from Wandaland, a collection of fascinating folklore and embellished true short stories. The book encompasses reflections of rural life among fifteen siblings, living deep in East Texas during the 1930’s era, as well as a bit of free-flow rhetoric on modern topics such as freedom and post 9/11 America.
The short story Innocence Lost shares the authors’ point of view of a post 9/11 America. This short story touches on the unity of the American people post 9/11 and the financial crisis, instability of government, and overall the possible loss of the “American Dream” that shortly followed.
News from Wandaland started by sending e-mails “You have News from Wandaland” named after his beloved wife Wanda, to family and friends all across the states and to foreign lands. On more than one occasion, a reader would reply back to the e-mails requesting Parker to write a book containing everything sent over the years, and thus News from Wandaland the book was born.
The short stories are a reflection of Parkers earlier years and rural life in East Texas and his opinions of modern topics. The author penned most of the stories while working for a large oil company in Dead Horse, Alaska in the 1970’s when there was total dark days and “cabin fever” set-in.
Parker states “All I have to say about the book is, it is easy reading, and all of the stories come from experiences perhaps embellished a little in places. I leave other assessments to the readers”
The intention of the book is for others to enjoy the collection of short stories and witty opinions, and It is with much gratitude for readers to allow Kodell Parker the opportunity to share this through News from Wandaland. For more information on where to purchase the book you can visit http://www.newsfromwandaland.com .
About the Author:
Born at the start of the Great Depression in Nacogdoches County Texas, Kodell Parker graduated from Crushing High School in 1949, and attended the University of Houston for a short time before enlisting in the Navy during the Korean War. Parker later studied electronics at Chenier College, Beaumont, TX and holds FCC licenses. Parkers versatile work experience includes oil exploration, ground radio technician for a major airline, cost planning consultant and author. Parker supports Christian Child Fund International, Angel Paws and various local charities.