I found another keeper. On The Road Home by Terry Burns is a fun read! It’s a collection of short stories and poems that I could see my husband enjoying as well as me. It has a bit of autobiographical, fiction, western, love poems, humor, and more all based on spiritual themes. If you want to read the first short story – a funny one – you can go to Where the Story Begins.
I signed up for this review because I liked his fiction book that I read titled Saint’s Roost. Then when he mentioned that he was inspired by O’Henry I really wanted to read it. Any other O’Henry fans out there?
I have to say something about the prologue. Terry Burns, who is also a book agent, wrote his top 10 reasons to write short works. They really apply to blogging and online writing. He also challenged me with how “he never wastes words.”
Here is the backcover copy:
In our sound-byte society, short stories and poems will always have a place, especially when they’ve been penned by the likes of Terry Burns. This, the first of four in The Sagebrush Collection, is a compilation of fictional, autobiographical, and fiction-based-on-fact shorts and poems.
Through fluent cowboy-speak, author Terry Burns shares his heart with these sometimes somber, often humorous, always engaging glimpses of life. From short stories about time machines and troubled marriages to poems of roses and hauntingly cold winds, you’ll find much to savor on the pages within.
A born storyteller, Burns style is natural, conversational, and above all real. He’s a fifth generation Irish tale-weaver and a fourth generation Texas Teller of Tall Tales. Storytelling comes as natural to him as breathing.
Come along with Terry as he journeys “On the Road Home”. You’ll be glad you did.
This book was sent to me through Christian Fiction Blog Alliance for the book tour. The words are my own and I have no affiliate links in this post.