Book Feature: Savannah of Barn Town by Eve Culley
Savannah is bored. Nothing to do. Everyone is asleep in Barn Town. What is she to do? Maybe she can ask Deputy Stripe, but wait, he's asleep too. Should she wake him? What will happen if she does?
Should she stay inside? No, she wants to go outside. She could visit neighbors. She could scratch her back on the big tree. What should she do?
About the Author – Eve Culley
In the middle of the 1970’s and 80’s, my husband and I were missionaries working in the United States. We worked in different church print shops where Bibles, New Testaments, and individual books of the Bible were printed in different languages and shipped to different countries around the world.
To gather the necessary money needed, a lot of travel was required, and as we traveled, I would tell stories to our two young sons of adventure, heroes, and villains.
As our sons grew into adulthood the stories became less and less. When our grandchildren would visit, the stories were requested again until they too, were a thing of the past. But the story telling refused to die and go away.
Instead, a hunger grew in me to put my stories on paper and books grew out of them. I write, of course, adventures for children to read, believe in, and take life lessons from them.
Story-telling is as much a part of me as breathing is to my body. I have found that I tell stories, then put them on paper to make room for the other stories that are building and will need to be told soon.
You can read Eve’s column on the 2nd Monday each month here at Mustard Seed Sentinel.
About the Illustrator – Anna Gary
DelCina Anna Gary goes by her middle name Anna, as she says it’s easier to pronounce. Painting is her passion, but at one time she did do some woodworking. About Barn Town Children’s Books Anna says, “I was given an opportunity to be an illustrator for Barn Town Children’s Books, and now we are a team. I found my passion for sure in bringing life to these awesome characters. My heart belongs to Barn Town.”
When slow times occur in Barn Town, she is blessed to meet other authors and illustrate for them. “I give all glory to God for His blessings,” Anna says. Anna’s family consists of two grown sons, her wonderful family, friends, and of course, her grandbabies.
Samples of the original artwork in Savannah of Barn Town.