by Grace W. Looper
Original Title from Bella Rosa Books

Molasses Making Time is a heart-warming story of eleven-year-old Aaron Gilbert Fowler's life on his family's farm in the 1930's. It is a coming of age novel for middle grade to young adult readers.

From the back cover:
In the 1930's on his family's farm in Yancy County, NC., times were hard, but eleven-year-old Aaron Gilbert Fowler was happy. His close relationship with his beloved pa made up for the criticism from his stern ma.
Aaron enjoyed fishing and coon hunting with his pa, and corn shucking parties. But his favorite time of all was molasses making-until the accident that tore his life apart.

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by Joyce Wright

Author Appearances:

May 8, 2007; 10-11am
Grounds of Faith Christian Coffee House
Midway Plaza, 1707-102 Cherry Rd.
Rock Hill, SC

April 10, 2007; 10-11am
Grounds of Faith Christian Coffee House
Midway Plaza, 1707-102 Cherry Rd.
Rock Hill, SC

February 24, 2007
South Carolina Book Festival
Columbia, SC.
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Author Bio:
Grace Walker Looper grew up in North Carolina. She earned a Bachelor's Degree from Lenoir Rhyne College in Hickory, North Carolina, and two Master's Degrees, English and Library Science, from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina. She writes all types of fiction and has won several awards, especially for her juvenile fiction. Molasses Making Time is her first novel. She lives in Rock Hill with her husband, Mitchell, son, Paul Taylor, and Yorkie, Misty.

Author News:
Grace Looper won first place in the Cloak and Dagger Mystery Short Story Writing Contest for her story "A Smiley Face." The judge was Jeremiah Healy, aka Terry Devane, writer of 18 novels and over 60 stories, and past-president of the Private Eye Writers of America and the International Assoc. of Crime Writers.

That's not all — Grace also won second place at the Sand Hills Writers Conference in Augusta with the first chapter and synopsis of her novel "Southern Fire."

And she won second place in the Charlotte Writers Club children's story contest.

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Author: Grace W. Looper
Publisher: Bella Rosa Books
ISBN 0-9747685-5-3
LCCN 2004113051
Trade Paperback, 5.5" x 8.5"
Retail: $8.95 US
, 152pages

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