James C. Mulaney – Out of the Forest

Out of the ForestWhen your plane collides with an Eagle over a pine forest in the Canadian Rockies, the softest landing may not be in the pines. Surviving the wreckage, two youngsters spend days attempting to find their way out of the forest.

This is their story…

With his little sister tagging along, Carl follows the survival rules in a Boy Scout Manuel to help them survive the wilderness. Their adventure takes them along a river, through mountain trails, and across open meadows.

They manage to stay warm at night, and find ways to heal sore feet. Their methods may not be scientific, but they work. And every step of their journey is shared in this journal of their survival.

About the Author

James C. Mulaney started life in the middle of the depression in Mena Arkansas, clinging to principles and values that gave family importance and kept the country together. He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict from 1952 until 1955. Home again, he attended college in Overland Park, Kansas, finishing up in Lamar, Colorado, where he and his wife, Esther, settled, while they raised two daughters. He was quite the cowboy in those early days, working farms and ranches in the southeastern Colorado area. Sometime near 1959, he arrived at the Bus Depot in Lamar, where his wife and some friends were gathered for coffee in the evening. Dressed in chaps and side arms, with his hat low and his spurs jingling, he startled the many customers, who weren’t used to cowboys showing up in downtown. He spent the next several years working as a lineman for the electric company, then rescuing people in the 1965 Flood along the Arkansas River. After that he hung up his lineman belt and began working for a local appliance company. Eventually, the entrepreneurial spirit grabbed him and he opened his own appliance company until he retired in 1993. Always an adventurer, his retirement came after he fell out of a tree he was trimming. After years of storytelling, he decided to try his hand at writing. A collection of ideas became a plot and Out of the Forest was the working title for this adventure. He continues to write while working in the Hospitality Industry, enjoying the opportunity to meet a wide variety of people and pursuing his interest in photography. Please visit his website at www.JamesCMulaney.com for more information about new books being released.

Oris George Along the Back Roads

Along the Back RoadsWhen you leave the highways, the big cities and civilization behind, you find yourself on the Back Roads, in the middle of an America that some believe have been forgotten. Even nostalgic remembrances cannot belie the cozy comforts of home and back roads. These stories, you’ll remember…

An experience of back roads living, along the Back Roads of Yesterday with Oris George, you’ll meet Anna… Sitting alone at the well pump, her hat in her hand.

Or you’ll meet General, the Buff Orpington rooster, who threatened to pluck Oris’ eyes right out of his head, with his mother standing well within ear shot.

Or it just may happen that you’ll wind up riding in the wagon, as Oris takes eggs and vegetables to town, and arrive back home with mule apples in your hair, and covering your sorry hide, because nobody… Even Oris, can trust a stubborn old mule.

Stories of Yesterday

Back Roads When you travel along the back roads, you don’t always see a lot of people.

Sometimes, you just move through the country side, taking up space…

And then you realize you’ve traveled quite a distance. You might be fortunate enough to see an old timing headed your way who will tell you stories, and share something about their lives.

About the Author

Evidently, the older a man gets the whiter his whiskers get, and when he grows them out, people call him things like Santa Claus. Or so they say…

The challenge is to grow old with attitude, at least enough to keep away the bad guys, and enough grace to let the nice folks remain in your life. So, does he still drink his own bath water, or has he outgrown that habit? If you see him, ask…

Oris GeorgeOris George lives in Colorado, a little closer to the river than he’d probably like, with a few more birds than he wants to listen to, and more often than not, he would rather be working with mules, donkeys, dogs, or kids.

His memories are peppered with enchanting stories picked up along the back roads through years of yesterday. His unique style of taking readers along the paths of boyhood adventures, days long past, and the gentler times we all wish we could once again experience, brings out the child in each of us. Capers only a young boy, a mule, a donkey, a dog, and friends could endure vanished along with the era of lemonade on the porch and Grandma’s home-baked cookies on Friday afternoon.