Betsy Blossom Brown
Betsy Blossom Brown is a coming-of-age story about a young girl who journeys from being an observer of life to a participant. Her seemingly idyllic life with her privileged South Carolina family is turned upside down, revealing truths and disarming pretensions. She’s independent, opinionated, and brave. Uncertainty enters her life when she and her mother move to the Appalachian region until, through a series of unsettling events, she sheds her uncertainty and learns to embrace life. The graphite illustrations help to understand the depth of Betsy Blossom Brown, as she sketches her way through life recognizing her mild Asperger syndrome, without letting it curb her appetite for life.
The Puppeteer of Objects:
A Lyrical Poem
This lyrical poem asks, "What might objects see in us as they set their gaze?" rather than what we might see in them. Through the exploration of twelve seemingly inanimate objects, the reader is invited to peel back their intricate layers to reveal the voice behind these mute, yet ever-faithful friends. And, in the process, pretensions are dropped and reality finds its way into even the most remote places.
Please Close It!
When Timmy Timberjamb refuses to close his drawers and doors, his mother devises a clever plan to convince him to change his ways.
“Jacobs paints pictures with her words, conveying not only the storyline but the enthusiasm of children as they enjoy
childhood pleasures and gently learn the WHY of simple actions. This story will easily become a childhood favorite for both
parents and kids. A rollicking good read!”
West Virginia elementary school reading specialist
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A collection of poems, essays, and opinions. Thoughtful and whimsical.
". . . an up-and-coming new voice in Southern literature."
Marble Town tells the story of thirteen-year-old Cole Atwater whose mother was killed in an automobile accident when he was ten. Cole questions whether or not he will follow in the destructive footsteps of his best friend, cling to his childhood sweetheart, become further distant from his grieving father, or trust himself. Through mysterious clues left throughout the historic cemetery his mother tended, the story becomes one of hope, healing, and redemption.
Jacobs’s language and imagery are something to sink your teeth into. Her descriptions are perfectly crafted. Marble Town is a story of hope and healing and a young boy who faces what each of us faces: choosing between good and bad, between soaring and falling.
~ Anna Hartman, writer, Charleston, SC
Honeysuckle Holiday is now available at Left Bank Books in St. Louis.
"A richly detailed debut novel of a Southern girl's 1960s childhood."
"Jacobs is a talented, descriptive writer who provides particularly lush descriptions..."
"A brief but enjoyable historical novel."