Taressa Crawford has completed her first book, “Finding Home, A Place of Safety” and will appear at the Okefenokee Swamp Park Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the “Pioneer Days” event.
Her books will be available for sale and she will autograph them.
The book, the Waycross author said, is definitely not “politically correct.”
Readers will follow the journey of a young man who is trying to find home, a place of safety. “If you depend on the government for everything you have: housing, food, water, clothing, electricity, cell phone, education, and protection, what happens when the government runs out of money?” she asked. “Jacob and his family find themselves in such a situation. But unlike some of his neighbors, Jacob’s family has an option, his mother’s childhood home in Georgia.”
The book was written by Crawford during extended visits to the home of daughter in Alaska, where she seldom saw daylight there in the land of the midnight sun.
“This book was written in an effort to explore the possibilities of an America without the resources to continue her humanitarian efforts to help the elderly, the disabled, the sick, the poor and the just plain lazy,” said Crawford. “I warn potential readers up front, my story is fiction, but it is not politically correct, not grammatically correct and sometimes not even punctually correct. Many readers may be offended, but I hope to open a window in our minds to the possibility that our comfortable way of life is not necessarily secure. Should this security falter in any way, it could cause a domino effect to transform the very fabric of our daily lives.
“Many of the solutions to the unexpected situations my characters found themselves were learned in my early years as a Scout, as well as my training as a CERT volunteer. It is not recommended for anyone to try anything in the book without training, assistance from a professional or permission from their doctor. It is purely a story of fiction.”
The book can be purchased at Grady’s Auto Repair on State Street and Winge’s Bait & Tackle on Memorial Drive, as well as www.amazon.com
The book costs less than $12, she said.
Crawford has lived in Waycross for 48 years and has been married to Robbie Crawford for almost 30 years. They have three children, a grandson and a grand-daughter on the way.
“I hope the readers will enjoy stepping away from conventional reasoning and into the possibility of a life we hope to never experience,” Crawford said.