Ronald Paxton's debut novel, "Winter Songs," takes the reader into the world of the Howard family of southern Virginia. The engaging narrative captures the lives of John "Cowboy" Howard and his family as they struggle to save their ranch while overcoming a series of hostile acts from outside forces.
Mr. Paxton has drawn heavily from his experiences growing up in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia to create a contemporary mainstream work that will inspire and resonate with people of all ages.
"Winter Songs" is an emotionally intense story that explores themes of race, prejudice, friendship, and family. The efforts by the atypical cast of characters to handle situations and adversity will cause the reader to reflect and re-examine certain stereotypes.
The novel is being published by World Castle Publishing and is available through their website and on Amazon. The book is scheduled for release on November 15, 2012. It is available in both print (ISBN 9781938961526) and e-book (ISBN 9781938961533) formats.
Mr. Paxton's short stories have been widely published across the Internet. His work has been nominated for the 2011 Pushcart Prize and the 2012 Best of the Net award. His follow-up novel, "Haven," will be published in 2013 by World Castle Publishing. Mr. Paxton lives with his wife and cat in Charleston, South Carolina. He is currently at work on his next novel.
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