Big news! My memoir book, Once I Was A Kid, With the Wild Things On the Farm, has been launched into the world of ebooks!
The cover of the book is a portrait of me, age eight, drawn by professional artist Ashley Otis, from a photograph taken in 1943.
Ashley added the crow on my shoulder, and the raccoon, to show two of my favorite pets of that time, Barney the crow, and Bandit the ‘coon.
Crystal Bowman, best-selling Christian children’s author, wrote the following about the book:
“Robert Z. Hicks shares stories from his childhood adventures growing up on a farm in Michigan during the ’40’s. Whether or not you lived in that era, and whether or not you lived on a farm, you will love the warm and humorous stories from Bob’s memories. Bob’s encounters with cows, bees, birds, raccoons, skunks, and many more of God’s creatures will entertain both children and adults. His sometimes hilarious encounters with God’s creatures will stir your imagination.
In between the stories, Bob treats us with his gift for rhyme with humorous, poignant, and delightful poems written as he relished the memories from his childhood. Step back in time and imagine when life was sweet and innocent, and sometimes spiced with a bit of mischief here and there.”
Bob writes: “Enjoy with me some fun things I did, and happy days I had, as a child growing up on my grandfather’s farm.
Imagine too, the lessons I learned from Mom and my experiences, that imagination and empathy are key skills for good relationships and communication, and that God’s creatures are born to be free.
Come reminisce, and imagine along with me.”
Once I Was A Kid has been launched at an introductory price of $0.99 for a limited time. It will be available wherever ebooks can be purchased. You don’t need to buy an ebook reader.
This is my first ebook, so any feedback you give, and any review you would write, would be much appreciated.