|"Welcome to Garden Gates, California."|
Sometimes even the most dedicated garden writer has to dabble in something other than the usual "how to" kind of writing. I've always enjoyed writing fiction and recently my fiction-writing and garden interests collided in a short story that I had a lot of fun working on. Rather than shopping it around to magazines, I decided to just put it up on Amazon.com as a Kindle ebook.
The story is called "The Guerrilla Gardener's Guide to the Recession" and before I tell you what the story is about, let me tell you what it isn't:
- It isn't a novel; it's a short story, so don't expect a long read.
- It isn't a guide to gardening in any way, shape or form. Seriously.
- It isn't one of those sweet, cozy garden stories. This is gardening with a bit of an edge.
"Welcome to Garden Gates, California, a new development in the Central Valley where dreams turned to dust when the housing bubble burst. As one home after another falls to foreclosure, it's up to the Garden Gates Garden Club to keep the struggling town blooming. But when seed-bombing and weed-whacking are no longer enough, the guerrilla gardeners are forced to extend their gardening skills in order to keep their little community intact."If it sounds like the kind of thing you'd like to read, you're in luck--it's free today! Hope you enjoy it!