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Author debuts Southern novel with bite
All that local author Tolar Miles needed for inspiration came to her as she grew up in the South.
Miles’ debut novel, “Mud Marbles,” focuses on two affluent families from the fictitious town of Cotton Tree, Ala. Sisters Marilyn and Kathryn are also neighbors whose favorite pastime is sipping martinis from Mason jars. They relax on Marilyn’s front porch in the Gulfside town of Orange Beach, Ala., and reminisce about family and the times they visited Cotton Tree.
The sisters’ favorite drink includes Tito’s Handmade Vodka — a real brand the company (TitosVodka.com) permitted to be used in the novel. After all, Miles said, there’s just something about a nice cocktail that invokes Southern hospitality and gets the stories flowing like sweet Tupelo honey.
“It’s a nice, relaxing read that can be enjoyed with or without a cocktail,” said TouchPoint Press publisher Sheri Williams. “But for those who prefer to enjoy a nice drink while reading, the author has an added perk — the real Mud Marbles recipe is included at the end of the book.”
Tolar Miles is the pen name for a freelance writer and author who grew up along Florida’s Gulf Coast and studied creative writing at Florida State University. She’s a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
“I have been writing stories for as long as I can remember,” Miles said. “I wrote short stories for children’s magazines in the ’90s, and I had a children’s book published in 2010 titled, ‘Where The Palm Trees Sway.’ It’s an early reader about the fun things to see and do along the Gulf Coast.”
“Mud Marbles” revisits a web of memories from sorority sisters shelling peas, to charity bake sales and finding Confederate gold in a hidden ballroom, while invoking the charm of the South and exposing long-buried secrets.

Mud Marbles has been released in paperback and as an ebook, and is available through major online retailers including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, iTunes and more.
‘Mud Marbles’
• What: New novel from author Tolar Miles of Lynn Haven
• Price: $12.98 (trade paperback, 164 pages, TouchPoint Press)
• Details:www.tolarmiles.comMUD MARBLES_printcover_6x9_FRONT_final

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Miles’ debut novel, Mud Marbles, a southern novel about two affluent families from the fictitious town of Cotton Tree, Alabama, has been called a cross between The Help and The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya- Sisterhood, minus the issues of civil rights and political views.

In the novel, the reader meets Marilyn and Kathryn, sisters and neighbors whose favorite pastime is sipping martinis from mason jars on Marilyn’s front porch in the gulf front town of Orange Beach, Alabama, as they reminisce about family and the times they visited Cotton Tree.

Miss Mincy is the girls’ source of stability and has given the entire family advice and inspiration throughout the years. While some could misconstrue Mincy’s presence, she is not a maid. She is a member of the Chandler-Drake household in Cotton Tree.

Then there’s Delta, a distant cousin of the Drake family who comes to visit Cotton Tree from Savannah, Georgia for most family gatherings. Cousin Delta does not shy away from confrontation and will speak her mind even to the pastor of the First Baptist Church. She loves her bourbon and cola and livens up the atmosphere of every social event she attends.

In all, Mud Marbles revisits a web of memories from sorority sisters shelling peas, to charity bake sales, and finding confederate gold in a hidden ballroom, while invoking the charm of the south and exposing long-buried secrets.

“It’s a nice, relaxing read that can be enjoyed with or without a cocktail,” says TouchPoint Press publisher Sheri Williams. “But for those who prefer to enjoy a nice drink while reading, the author has an added perk—the real Mud Marbles recipe is included at the end of the book.”

Kindness Monday!

cropped-magnolia.jpgIt’s Monday. Sometimes we tend to drag around on a Monday,thinking about how long our week is going to be. Today, we should think of Monday as a chance to do better than we did last week. A chance to make someone else’s day a little brighter. At the end of the day, if you can look back and know you made someone smile, then you had a good Monday. Go out and scatter some kindness!

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Miles’ debut novel, Mud Marbles, a southern novel about two affluent families from the fictitious town of Cotton Tree, Alabama, has been called a cross between The Help and The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya- Sisterhood, minus the issues of civil rights and political views.

 

In the novel, the reader meets Marilyn and Kathryn, sisters and neighbors whose favorite pastime is sipping martinis from mason jars on Marilyn’s front porch in the gulf front town of Orange Beach, Alabama, as they reminisce about family and the times they visited Cotton Tree.

 

Miss Mincy is the girls’ source of stability and has given the entire family advice and inspiration throughout the years. While some could misconstrue Mincy’s presence, she is not a maid. She is a member of the Chandler-Drake household in Cotton Tree.

 

Then there’s Delta, a distant cousin of the Drake family who comes to visit Cotton Tree from Savannah, Georgia for most family gatherings. Cousin Delta does not shy away from confrontation and will speak her mind even to the pastor of the First Baptist Church. She loves her bourbon and cola and livens up the atmosphere of every social event she attends.

 

In all, Mud Marbles revisits a web of memories from sorority sisters shelling peas, to charity bake sales, and finding confederate gold in a hidden ballroom, while invoking the charm of the south and exposing long-buried secrets.

Release date..October 20th, 2014 by TouchPoint Press