Feeling a little feisty? Then you’ll enjoy our next exciting guest on Keyhole Conversations. Bonnie Tharp, author of “Feisty Family Values,” takes a crack at portraying her character, Tillie Dawson, gourmet chef and friend of Regina Morgan-Smith, who tries to cope with a houseful of feisty females. Take a peek at Keyhole Conversations newest YouTube video interview of this award-winning author.

If you look close at the turret window, you can see a ghostly shape reflected there. What’s the story about? Well, we’ve included a teaser, so read on.

Women’s Fiction

When Annabelle Hubbard appears on her cousin Regina’s doorstep covered in bruises, the chaos begins. Within an idyllic neighborhood of stolid, family values and century-old houses, the cousins come to grips with family secrets, the ghosts of painful memories, unruly grandchildren, a life-threatening illness, and sexual temptation. Riding through the storm in their lives, the two cousins find that faith, family, and friends are really all that matters. Rated five star. Read a sample here.  And view the video book review below.



            OCTOBER, 2011: Local author, B.D. Tharp won the 2011 Coffin Memorial Book Award for her novel Feisty Family Values at the Kansas Authors Club convention in Coffeyville. The J. Donald Coffin Award is intended to honor the best-published book written by a member of Kansas Authors Club and published within the two years prior. This makes the third award for Feisty Family Values, which was chosen as one of the 150 books that Kansans love in celebration of the state’s 150th birthday, as well as a finalist in the 2010 USA Book News Best Book awards.

A local writer for Active Aging and Womens Focus magazines, Tharp’s contemporary work of women’s fiction is a real, slice-of-life story with strong, yet vulnerable characters. Feisty’s three female protagonists are multi-faceted with a compelling story to tell that will have you laughing and crying as they discover the truth about what makes a poignant but feisty family.

A lifetime resident of Kansas, B.D. Tharp graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Women/Minority Studies and Fine Arts.  Former President of Kansas Writers Association, Tharp has published in the Sheridan Edwards Review, in the anthology A Waist Is A Terrible Thing To Mind and approximately a hundred articles for various magazines and newsletters. She’s received awards on a state level for short stories, children’s picture books, and novels, and won an Honorable Mention from Writer’s Digest for her play Feisty Fossils, based on her novel Feisty Family Values.

            A Five Star/Gale, Cengage Learning publication, Feisty Family Values (ISBN-13: 978-1-59414-849) can be purchased at any local bookstore, but is usually in stock at Watermark Books, Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com and http://bdtharp.com. Feisty Family Values is also available in e-book for Kindle and Nook. To read an excerpt, customer reviews, scheduled events, or learn more about B.D. Tharp and her writing, go to http://bdtharp.com.


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