New book is a nifty collection of Southern stories and essays about small-town nostalgia and shenanigans

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Keith Huffman announces the publication of ‘The Portable Creek’

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Readers of ‘The Portable Creek’ will not only laugh, and likely shed a tear here or there, but they’ll also feel inspired to reflect on their own cherished memories of family and friends who’ve made meaningful marks on their lives.

Keith Huffman invites readers on a celebration of small-town, Southern nostalgia and other shenanigans within the pages of “The Portable Creek” (published by Archway Publishing).

“This is a family memoir, of sorts, told one newspaper column at a time, a variety of memories stitched together like a patchwork quilt.” So writes Huffman in describing his collection of rich Southern memories that elevate the extraordinary feats and antics of ordinary country folk. These stories range from bootlegging shenanigans, jailhouse dramas, and teachings of backroad skepticism, to a drunken cage match with a Sipsey Swamp wild cat that earned one lucky man $50 and a new suit of clothes. Other highlights include multiple examples of homespun country engineering, plus the heartfelt reminiscing of how one ornery old coot’s dying wish was to get baptized by the very country preacher who had been determined to save his soul for decades. The book also includes other newspaper features that Huffman has written over the years, between West and East Alabama, sharing genuine examples of Southern hearts, tragedies, and triumphs.

“Readers of ‘The Portable Creek’ will not only laugh, and likely shed a tear here or there, but they’ll also feel inspired to reflect on their own cherished memories of family and friends who’ve made meaningful marks on their lives. Old family albums will be revisited, and many readers will certainly grab their phones or take trips to see their grandparents and other special relatives, all so they can absorb unique details from their own family histories,” the author says.

“The Portable Creek” will appeal to readers seeking true anecdotes about small-town life, ordinary citizens facing daily challenges against incredible odds, and the beloved settings from a bygone era never to pass this way again. Visit https://www.archwaypublishing.com/en/bookstore/bookdetails/813115-the-portable-creek to purchase a copy.

“The Portable Creek”
By Keith Huffman
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 268 pages | ISBN 9781480896260
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 268 pages | ISBN 9781480896277
E-Book | 268 pages | ISBN 9781480896284
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Keith Huffman is a licensed professional counselor who helps his clients cope with and overcome psychological hardships. A graduate of the University of Alabama, he also has worked as a journalist, writing for the Pickens County Herald and Opelika-Auburn News, where he contributes a feature column on Southern nostalgia and other shenanigans. Keith lives with his family in Alabama.

Simon & Schuster, a company with nearly ninety years of publishing experience, has teamed up with Author Solutions, LLC, the worldwide leader in self-publishing, to create Archway Publishing. With unique resources to support books of all kind, Archway Publishing offers a specialized approach to help every author reach his or her desired audience. For more information, visit archwaypublishing.com or call 844-669-3957.

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