The house is dark,
quiet and empty as
Frank Wilcox makes
a promise to his
daddy, Tom. One day,
Frank promises, he
will tell the stories -
the adventures and
misadventures - of
life on the family hog
farm in north Georgia.
The farm is the home where Frank and his brothers, Jack and Wayne, learn life lessons about family and faith.
That's the backdrop of Brookwood Road, a novel inspired by author Scott Douglas Vaughan's childhood. Frank and his brothers hatch a plan to get chocolate milk from the milk delivery man. They learn the value of community as folk contribute to their treehouse plans. Building a dirt bike trail shows them the value of hard work, and Frank gets the "talk" from his grandfather regarding how girls are different.
It's not all sunshine. There are issues like jealousy, alcoholism, and a little meanness. There are lessons to be learned. But, there's an innocence throughout as Vaughan celebrates the richness of his childhood home.
Scott Douglas Vaughan is a member of the South Carolina Writers Association.
Memories Of A Home
The adventures of Frank Wilcox continue.
In 2016, Scott Douglas Vaughan published his second book, Elm Street.
This book follows our hero,
Frank Wilcox, and his journey
through elementary and
junior high school with friends
and teachers who love him
and challenge him. As with Brookwood Road, the collection of stories are based on the memories of the author.
The book is available on Amazon and at select retailers.