Billy Barnstorm

Billy Barnstorm

by Joel Vance
     
 

When a kid starts to become a man he also discovers girls and the kid in this book has more misadventures with his girl friends than anyone should have to endure. He also discovers the dubious allure of inadvertent contact in the arms of a stripper named Flame LaTouche and learns that horses and girls don't mix--neither do randy dogs and parades. Mixed in are…  See more details below

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When a kid starts to become a man he also discovers girls and the kid in this book has more misadventures with his girl friends than anyone should have to endure. He also discovers the dubious allure of inadvertent contact in the arms of a stripper named Flame LaTouche and learns that horses and girls don't mix--neither do randy dogs and parades. Mixed in are encounters less ribald, including a spooky outing with an old Ojibway Indian and a romantic one with a young Indian girl. Laid in the north woods of Wisconsin, it should resonate with anyone who ever had a less than ideal prom date.

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Lou Bignami
Vance isn't saying whether Birch Lake really exists, but he talks about a recent high school reunion there as if it really happened. "I had to go, of course. Time to see if the beer still tasted as strange as it did when my cousins and I swiped it from the storeroom behind the Bluegill Bar or if the town still smelled like lake water, and the pines and road tar and summer dust." Joel Vance has far too many spaniels to feed so he keeps busy writing humor books and, now, audio tapes. The last co

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011814501
Publisher:
Cedar Glade Press
Publication date:
10/06/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
178
File size:
119 KB

Meet the Author

I am a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism (BJ, 1956). I worked three years on the Montgomery (AL) Journal, mostly on the copy desk, but also as a reporter and occasional editorial writer.
I then spent 10 years as the sports editor of the Mexico (MO) Evening Ledger, then 21 years as a writer for the Missouri Department of Conservation. I began freelance writing in 1967 and have been a fulltime freelance writer since I took early retirement from the Department in 1991. I am generally recognized as the best-known writer in the history of the Missouri Conservationist magazine, which has the nation’s largest circulation among resource agency magazines (more than 300,000).
I have written regular columns for several national magazines, including Audubon, North American Fisherman, Gun Dog, Bassin’, American Hunter and Wing and Shot. I have sold literally thousands of articles to magazines ranging from outdoor to travel to general interest. I’ve also done regular feature reporting on radio and have done some television work. I also am a photographer and generally illustrate my magazine writing.
For 15 years I taught a week-long outdoor, nature and environmental writing workshop, called Wildbranch, at Sterling College in Craftsbury Common, VT. More recently I founded the Goldenrod Writing Workshop in Missoula, Montana, sponsored by the Outdoor Writers Association of America. I have given other writing seminars to conservation agencies and writer groups in Michigan, Wyoming, Ohio and Kentucky and many in my home state, Missouri.
I have published seven books.

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