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My book, A BUNCH OF WIREGRASS, is complete, and is now in the printer's hands. I chose to self-publish (Wiregrass Press LLC), and for the first print-run, I turned to the ESPRESSO BOOK MACHINE, which…Continue

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"An interesting book of individual tales of childhood in the Wiregrass region of south Georgia.  It gives a real sense of what a white childhood was like in a farming community during the 1930's and 1940s."
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http://www.waynewrites.netMy book, "A BUNCH OF WIREGRASS," is at the printer now. First shipment very soon.The first printing has arrived, and is ready to ship.See More
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My book, A BUNCH OF WIREGRASS, is complete, and is now in the printer's hands. I chose to self-publish (Wiregrass Press LLC), and for the first print-run, I turned to the ESPRESSO BOOK MACHINE, which is a true Print-On-Demand process.I retain all proprietary rights to my Copyright, my ISBN, my printing; I can move the book at any time to another printer.…See More
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I have started posting my short stories on my BLOG, waynewrites.net. I have several there already, with more to come.

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At 5:45am on October 15, 2010, Juanita Schneider said…
I'm taking time checking out the site, thanks for leading me to it, you sounded so excited about your experience with this blogging. Your reading preference is exactly like mine. Genealogy and history, as well as small town writings.
At 11:21am on October 12, 2010, Tipper said…
I'm really impressed by the collection of Bonnie's letters. Have you told the Union County Historical Society about them?

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