Just a pretty post today from Palos Verdes. I’ll add more in a bit. 🙂
The back cover description for American Vineyard is now finished! I’m proud to share it on this blog:
A Timeless Story of Love, Loss, and Friendship
In 1980s America, six adolescents struggle to secretly build a ranch fence to repay a large debt caused by their own carelessness. As the fence construction nears completion, an unexpected evil strikes the children, testing their character and resolve to right an unfathomable wrong.
American Vineyard is Vincent Lowry’s finest coming-of-age novel about youth and innocence. Vincent’s other works are #LucysLetter – The Children of the Greenhouse Age, Surfing the Seconds, Dreams Reign Supreme, and Constellation Chronicles – The Lost Civilization of Aries. Vincent was educated at Tulane University in New Orleans, and he lives in Southern California with his son.
Praise for Vincent Lowry’s Books
#LucysLetter – The Children of the Greenhouse Age
“Well written. A lovely little story with a big message.”
Surfing the Seconds
“I love the way Vincent Lowry writes, each word a picture, each line a memory waiting to be revisited. I have so many bookmarks and underlines in this Kindle edition that I found it hard to pick one line to share.”
Dreams Reign Supreme
“This was a fantastic short read. An excellent balance of short stories and poems.”
Constellation Chronicles – The Lost Civilization of Aries
“Vincent Lowry has created a science fiction book that held my attention from the very start.”
I happily read that two more National Parks have defied the gag order placed upon them: http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/two-more-national-parks-appear-to-defy-donald-trump-on-twitter/ar-AAmfl6f?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartandhp
And I’m proud to add my excerpt from #LucysLetter – The Children of the Greenhouse Age
A House on Fire Cannot Stand
From the Children of Tomorrow:
Many score years will pile as high as a mountain and stretch as wide as a great river in the eras following your generation. The decisions you make during your brief stay on this borrowed planet determine whether that mountain, in the lens of time, is capped with snow and embraced by the beauty of scented evergreens, and whether that river is pure with fresh rain and flowing in abundance for tomorrow’s farms and communities. The statutes and policies you set regarding the health of our shared home is not confined to the age in which you live. Those laws are stones thrown into the lake of Earth’s history. The ripples spread with each succeeding generation—widening, growing, influencing—and become precedence for the subsequently tossed stones of legislation.
If a house divided against itself cannot stand, than neither can a house on fire. You must not turn a blind eye to the smoke signs of rising temperatures, melting glaciers, violent storms, diminishing reservoirs, burning forests. You must look with courage at the emergency which threatens our communal abode, and dedicate an unwavering, immediate focus—united in principle and policy—in snuffing out the peril smoldering in our midst. The hour of action is upon your generation. A newborn flame is manageable, but a mature inferno fed by the winds of denial, delay and indecisiveness becomes unstoppable. The great test of humanity’s fate shall unfold in your lifetime, determining whether the children of tomorrow will inherit the embers of a lost paradise once ample with diversity and beauty, or whether they will live in comfort and peace in a house, a world, saved and preserved.
With love for all,
-Lucy Gold & The Children of Tomorrow
(Vincent Lowry – Author of #LucysLetter and American Vineyard)