Individual Author Record
Name: Daniel E. HallPen Name: None Genre: Fiction Born: Sites:
Illinois ConnectionThe Author grew up in Paris, Illinois during the 1930's and 1940's. He is presently an associate in the Newspaper business and lives with his wife in Austin, Texas.
Biographical and Professional Information
The Gooseberry Hedge, Outskirts Press, 2008The Windward Side, Outskirts Press, 2009
Titles At Your Library
The Gooseberry Hedge: Growing up in America's Heartland in the 1930s and 40s
ISBN: 1432721453 Outskirts Press. 2008
Growing up in America's Heartland in the 1930s and 40s
The author was born as the great depression was winding down and money and jobs were still in short supply. He relates what life was like before TV, video games and organized activities for kids. Then came World War II when he was only seven. He remembers Pearl Harbor and how the war was viewed by children of the times. His young life was deeply touched by the loss of servicemen he knew. But then came peace and all the changes it brought to the small town where he lived. A thorny gooseberry hedge formed a formidable barrier to a small boy that the author cleverly relates to life's barriers. The Gooseberry Hedge is a collection of tales that take you on a nostalgic journey from the Illinois Prairie to the rolling hills of Southern Indiana with a blend of humor, sadness and history. The bonus epilogue relates the author's experience as a scoutmaster with a group of boys on a canoe trip down a wild and scenic river in Northern Minnesota. The troop faced serious obstacles and barriers that were overcome by perseverance and faith in God.
The Windward Side
ISBN: 1432729993 Outskirts Press. 2009 Life, Love, Joy, Sadness and Maturity in the Mid Twentieth Century
The Windward Side is the culmination of one man's pursuit of happiness, an endeavor through land, air, and sea, that has taken him through various obstacles, snags, landmines, and higher education, but it is a pursuit that has rendered him wiser, constantly companioned by his heavenly father, and ultimately, fulfilled. Whether young or old, readers of all ages will delightfully occupy the passenger seat as the author steers them through his tales of life, love, joy, sadness, and maturity. You are invited to join the author as he skillfully pilots the ship of his experiences through rough waters, tumultuous terrain, and harrowing weather on the windward side of one rural boy's island.