{Book Club Friday}: Raking Leaves by Andrew Payne

I wasn't sure what to think about a book by Andrew Payne.  We met in the 7th grade.  I just didn't know what he would write about.  Andrew has always been a funny guy and I love his humor on the written page. And, I was thrilled to see that he wrote about himself and our little town and the funny little things that make it home. 
I have not seen Andrew a lot since high school. He went to school in TN and I stayed in AL. My friend Kendra and I did drive the hours to Memphis to see him marry his beautiful bride Allison, and check in at Graceland.  He now lives in Georgia and I am in Florida. We don't get the chance to run into each other in the Hardee's parking lot to "catch up" very much under those circumstances. But I am proud of Andrew. So is the entire town of Heflin, Al.
I, as a mom, don't always have time to read a novel, but I can take 10-15 minutes to read a story, and this book is a collection of short stories.  A funny, make you feel good, and maybe even pee in your pants story.

And yes, that is a young Andrew diving into those leaves.  ;0
A BIG plus - it is FREE to anyone that wants to go and download a copy.  Just click here.  Then, send him a thank you and message on facebook.  And it you have a publishing friend and want to forward it, he would appreciate it.  I am sure that you will want to after reading. 
To help you make up your mind, you can read an interview with Andrew about the book at Prissy Mag.
 I hope that if you download a FREE copy, you love it also!  If you are looking for something new to read, or have a book review yourself, hop on over to Book Club Friday and link up!


  1. You actually know the author?! How cool is that?!

    I will definitely have to check this one out. Thanks for joining up!

  2. That is so great that you know the author! I wish I knew a publishing person but I do know how to get your book published or at least try. I took a whole semester of writing and publishing in college. I was a journalism major. If you want, reply to this post and I can send you all the materials I have so you can send them on to him. That would be great if he got published.

    Thanks for sharing and thanks for joining the link-up!

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