“You’ll meet Barry—husband, father, performer, and often “victim” of Victoria, the wife, mom and feisty prankster along with the kids, at all ages and stages. Happily for the reader, Victoria writes skillfully as she draws sharp and entertaining pictures with clever timing and apt turns of phrase. Each story is brief enough so the book can easily be a bedside reader. Plenty of laughs, and soulful moments, fill the plate. You won’t go away hungry.”
—Rick Huff, Western Way Magazine
“While most true stories get jazzed up, grayed-down, or hidden under the carpet, Victoria Ward reveals all in this—A Second Helping. These stories will captivate you, the reader, as you find yourself mesmerized and belly laughing at her real adventures of life on the road.”
—Jan Verhoeff, Writer/Author
What’s in the book?
Short stories and essays from the road…
When singers travel, things happen, and no matter how well you plan, some of those things can create quite a stir around the stage, in the vehicle, or around the ‘camp’. While most ‘true stories’ get jazzed-up, grayed-down, or hidden-under-the-carpet Victoria Ward reveals all in these moving stories that will captivate you, the reader as you find yourself mesmerized and belly-laughing at the very REAL stories of the road. Somehow, the fans, the people who participate in a singer’s life, and the thrill of living each moment just makes it all a little better out there – riding the road, making the music, and doing what needs to be done.
You’ll meet Barry as husband, father, performer and “victim” of Victoria, wife, mom and feisty prankster along with kids B.J., Hunter and Sierra at all ages and stages. Happily for the reader, Victoria writes skillfully as she draws sharp and entertaining pictures with clever timing and apt turns of phrase. Each story is brief enough so the book can easily be a bedside reader (or some other side…it is prune pie, after all). She was encouraged by her blog audience (“blogience?”) to assemble her stories on paper between covers with a spine, so she did…in a fun little volume. Plenty of laughs, and soulful moments, fill the plate. You won’t go away hungry. Fifty-five tales on two hundred thirty-seven pages.
~Rick Huff with the Western Way Magazine
All books are autographed by Victoria Ward.
“Prune Pie” – The book sells for $15.00 and there’s an additional $5.00 for shipping.
“Prune Pie and Other Moving Stories” is live in the Kindle Store and is available* for readers to purchase here.
What the cowboy says about the woman he loves who writes his story…
Ms. Victoria’s homespun creative writing skills will captivate and draw you into her true stories in this book. You’ll laugh, you might shed a tear, or you might even feel sorry for the guy that gets thrown under the bus most of the time . . . ME!
But I believe that the Lord has truly blessed my wife with an incredible talent that she now shares with the world.
God bless all of you, and hang on!
Barry “Bear” Ward
What she says about her stories…
Many times in our lives someone out of the blue will say something to us that causes a spark of imagination. That spark then becomes an idea and then that idea grows not only into a project but a passion. This book of actual events in my life is the result of that one comment that I kept hearing over and over again from countless readers of my internet blog—“You should write a book! I love reading your stories!” Well, here it is.
My attempt is to give you material to read that hopefully will bring a smile, a laugh or even just a warm fuzzy feeling of recognition to similar events in your own life. Thanks for taking the time to read it.
A sneak preview of what others say….
“Life on the road can be rather mundane for a cowboy singer. That is, unless your wife is traveling with you, and can find humor in every situation. In Prune Pie & Other Moving Stories, Victoria Ward not only pokes fun at her award-winning husband, Barry Ward, but she also occasionally owns up to her own blunders. You don’t even have to like cowboy music to enjoy these stories. This is a fun read.”
— Orin Friesen KFDI Radio, Wichita, KS