Wednesday, October 13, 2010

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Snow Day
FaithWords (October 11, 2010)


Billy Coffey


When you’re raised in small-town Virginia by a redneck father and a Mennonite mother, certain things become ingrained. And when you marry a small-town girl and have two small-town kids, all you want to do is pass those ingrained things along.

Like believing the best life is one lived in the country enjoying the pleasures it provides—summer nights beneath the stars, rocking chairs on the front porch, deer grazing in the fields. And believing that no matter how iffy life can get sometimes, there are some things that are eternal and unchanging.

But above all else, believing that in everything there is story waiting to be told.

That’s where I come in.

Billy Coffey was raised on stories. The first ones came on the front porches of relatives, tales laced with local charm and deep meaning. Then came the stories from people like Max Lucado and Robert Fulghum, who write with a charm and deep meaning of their own.

Billy lives with his wife and two children in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. If you drive by his house, you’ll probably spot him on the front porch. If you do, give him a wave. He’ll wave back.


In this debut novel, Peter is a simple man who lives by a simple truth--a person gains strength by leaning on his constants. To him, those constants are the factory where he works, the family he loves, and the God who sustains him. But when news of job cuts comes against the backdrop of an unexpected snowstorm, his life becomes filled with far more doubts than certainties.

With humor and a gift for storytelling, Billy Coffey brings you along as he spends his snow day encountering family, friends, and strangers of his small Virginia town. All have had their own battles with life's storms. Some have found redemption. Others are still seeking it. But each one offers a piece to the puzzle of why we must sometimes suffer loss, and each one will help Peter find a greater truth--our lives are made beautiful not by our big moments, but our little ones. (2010)

To read an excerpt from Snow Day, go HERE.

Some thoughts about Snow Day:

You are invited to spend one very important day in the life of Peter Boyd,  young husband and father, as he takes a personal snow day.  You will explore some deep truths about the meaning of life and travel down roads that will take you to ordinary places and see everyday occurrences in a new light, shining clean and fresh on the new-fallen snow.

Author Billy Coffey's characters are well drawn, so much so that you feel that if you visited this little Virginia town and went to the Super Saver you would recognize some of the people and call them by name.  They all have their stories that are reflected in this snow globe-like town on this day in Peter's life.

Snow Day is replete with hope and discovery.  It's about taking the time to access and observe life from a fresh point of view.

Accept this invitation and have an epiphany of your own. Isn't it time that you took a personal  snow day?


Terri Tiffany said...

I love Billy's stories! I have read so many of them and have watched with delight as he got an agent and now his book out there! I pray it does well!!

Cheryl Klarich said...

Thank you so much for visiting!
This was really good. I think this one is right up your alley (as my Mom would say).

Blessings! Write, write, write! :)