Larry Parry Neilson Releases ‘Sprinkles on the Gruel’

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New book helps readers have more optimistic outlooks on life

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The inspiration for the book “Sprinkles on the Gruel” (published by Trafford Publishing) first came to existence when the author Larry Parry Neilson told his wife that he hated gruel. His wife then sagely answered that maybe sprinkles on the gruel might help him like it. This simple answer gave the author the inspiration to create an enchanting story about being optimistic about one’s life.

Sprinkles on the Gruel” follows Anna who was raised in an orphanage. One day when she was dumping the disgusting toilet bucket, she heard a voice saying “LOOK FOR THE SPRINKLES.” Looking around however there was no one there. On her way back down the hill, she fell and got some of the terrible smelling gunk on her dress. In an attempt to wash off the foul smelling liquid in a nearby river, she almost drowned. Life truly seems bleak for her. That is until she goes on an adventure that would change not only her life, but the lives of everyone in the orphanage.

This book was originally created as a moral lesson for the author’s own family. The story became so popular during family gatherings that it prompted the author to have it published, so that readers young and old will be able to partake of its undeniable charm and moral lessons.

“Sprinkles on the Gruel”
By Larry Parry Neilson
Hardcover | 5.5x8.5 in | 58 pages | ISBN 9781490765181
Softcover | 5.5x8.5 in | 58 pages | ISBN 9781490765174
E-Book | 58 pages | ISBN 9781490765198
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Larry Parry Neilson is a 75 year old grandfather. He is now retired and for most of his career has worked in Information Technology.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC, author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit

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