This week Donald James Parker

» Posted on Apr 27, 2009 in Blog | Comments Off on This week Donald James Parker

Congratulations to Cindi for winning Lynette Sowell’s The Wiles of Watermelon and Carolynn for winning Linore Rose Burkard’s Before the Season Ends.

This week I’m hosting Donald James Parker with his book, The Bulldog Compact. If you want to enter the drawing for the book, please leave a comment on one of the post during the week with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at The drawings end Sunday (May 3rd) evening.

Blurb for The Bulldog Compact:
There seem to be four inevitable things about Madison, South Dakota: The winters are cold, the summers are hot, the wind never ceases, and the Bulldogs always field a losing basketball team. Lance Masterson, who is known to his peers by the nickname of Bambi, can’t do anything about the weather, but he decides he can do something about the basketball program. Though only an eighth grader, he drafts a document dubbed The Bulldog Compact in which the signers pledge to give do everything they can to win the state basketball championship. The mission they chose to accept is to train their bodies, minds, and spirits to make a heroic attempt at conquering the summit of South Dakota basketball. Bambi and his friends come of age as they find it is easier to sign on the dotted line than to pour out the blood, sweat, and tears needed to reach their goal. They discover that not only do they have to overcome the bigger schools of the class A ranks but also have to battle themselves and the naysayers of their own community in order to hang onto their dream.

Donald James Parker’s Bio:
Donald is the author of The Bulldog Compact, More Than Dust in the Wind, All the Voices of the Wind, All the Stillness of the Wind, All the Fury of the Wind, Reforming the Potter’s Clay, and Angels of Interstate 29. His mission is to wage a cultural warfare of love through fiction, providing a counterweight to the misguided messages of relativistic morality and watered-down Christianity.