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Brannon's "wild, wacky, and weird" books come to Conway

Posted: May 13, 2014 - 9:16am
Brannon presents her newest book with an avid young reader.
Brannon presents her newest book with an avid young reader.

Author of over twelve Christian and children’s books, Pat Brannon has grasped the pen and has enriched the lives of hundreds of children worldwide. She is an active member in her local community and has a presence of pure kindness. Brannon is inspired by true events and real-life situations. Native to Arkansas, Brannon battled many tough subjects in her life.

“When I was in the fourth grade I was bullied,” said Brannon. She explained that the books she writes reflect what she has experienced and what she has seen other children go through.

“I tell a story about how to take a negative and turn it into a positive without being preachy,” said Brannon.

Her stories are wild, wacky, and educational. Brannon takes the intense subject matters that affect the lives of many children and packages it in a fun way. The stories are fun and kid-friendly while teaching a powerful lesson of faith and personal strength.

“I write for children without talking down to them, one of my books ‘Filthy Farley O’Charlie McBarley, is about a bully and how people sometimes belittle children, but the subject is serious and I make sure kids know how to handle these situations,” said Brannon.

One book, titled “Mud Puddles and Muscadines,” is a hodge podge of personal stories from the childhood of Brannon. It described the “Good ol’ days when things were simple, sweet tea was the drink of choice and small-town America was the place you called home,” said the summary.

This was Brannon’s first short story collection and gave readers the opportunity live the rural American life without leaving their own living rooms.

Brannon has been a public speaker and author for schools, churches, and civic events.

“I spoke at Ida Burns many years ago, so it’s good to come back to the area,” said Brannon.

All publications by Brannon can be found on her website, www.patbrannon.com

“It’s jelly-bean central. Once you see the jelly-beans you know you’re there,” said Brannon.

Brannon will be at Hastings in Conway on Thursday from 3-6 p.m. for a book signing and to discuss her three new publications.

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