Burning Down the Back Yard!

(New Book)

I loved the 4th of July!

Every year, we’d buy a smallish bunch of firecrackers, smoke bombs, bottle rockets, fountains, snakes and one Roman candle. 

And every year, my Dad, the Fireman, or Fire Marshall, would give The Speech.

Thou shalt not:

  • Throw lit firecrackers like hand grenades
  • Shoot bottle rockets at Steve or any other living creature
  • Hold a Roman candle in your hand. Never. Ever. Not even once.

At this point, you’re expecting me to tell a story about how Steve and I had bottle rocket duels at dawn and shot out each other’s eyeballs.

No, that’s a different story.

This story involves starting a raging fire in my back yard…

#Oklahomahumor #simplertimes #growingup #normanstories #fourthofjulyhumor #FourthofJuly #July4 #fireworksstories #mydadthefireman #firecrackers #burningdownthebackyard #blackcats #smokebombs

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Amazon Reviews

Sudie
Sudie
5/5

Just finished reading your book. I was laughing out loud so much my husband asked what was I reading! And I kept thinking, “Bless his mom's heart”! My dad also read it and said he found it delightful. Looking forward to the second book. Thanks for the entertainment!

2 months ago
Tktjtj
Tktjtj
5/5

Fantastic!

Fun and great read!!! If you grew up in the 60 and 70 you will be able to relate to many fun stories the author tells!
Bill Moore is a very talented and entertaining author with a great sense of humor! I highly recommend this book!!!

5 months ago
Susan B.
Susan B.
5/5

Couldn’t put it down. A total joy to read.

The author was a classmate of mine in high school, and is still a great Facebook friend. I knew this book would be awesome b/c of the way Bill writes his posts on Facebook telling his friends of his life in New Zealand. This book touched my heart in soo many ways. Bills writing is so descriptive, that in your mind you see what he’s writing about or transports you to the place. I couldn’t put it down. Bill, thank you for letting me go back to my days of innocence as a child in Norman, Oklahoma.

5 months ago
Debra
Debra
5/5

Having known the author all our lives I expected nothing less than stellar from him and he does not disappoint. It brought smiles and loud guffaws as I tripped down memory lane with him. It was so much more personal to me as I knew the characters in the book but all will enjoy reminiscing about that magical time in Norman . Give it a read you wont be disappointed!

3 years ago
ProudDad
ProudDad
5/5

I think anyone who grew up around the 1960s will enjoy this trip down memory lane!

3 years ago

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Norman-born Bill Moore spent four decades as a newspaper reporter and P.R. guy, writing at least 900 gazillion words in Texas, Washington, D.C., Singapore and New Zealand.
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