Angels for All is the story of a determined young woman who begins married life on a sharecrop farm. When the Great Depression hits, her husband, goes away to work, leaving Ollie on the farm with two babies. She wears a pistol every day and sleeps with a shotgun by the bed to guard against predators, both human and animal.
In Angels For All Ollie believes in premonitions sent by guardian angels, but has no warning of hardships to come with drought and The Great Depression.
Roy and Ollie start married life striving for a better future and a place of their own. Each chapter is an episode that illustrates different difficulties imposed by farm life.
Almost every year, Roy goes away to other states working to earn money to pay the mortgage on a home they buy. Ollie stays on the farm to harvest crops and care for the children. She struggles against wild animals, foraging pigs, sickness, storms, hunger, and neighbors that prowl night and day stealing everything they can including diapers, garden vegetables, harness, and cottonseed.
Ollie offers thanks for blessings she receives, giving credit to guardian angels for helping, but berates herself when she discounts premonitions of impending danger.
Book two in the Ollie's Angles Series.
Winner of the Oklahoma Writers Federation, Inc. for Ollie's Angels
Winner of Arkansas Writers Conference, first place for A Beautiful Gift
Winner of Ozark Creative Writers, The Storyteller Magazine Historical Award First Place for To Keep the Wolf Away
Winner of the Ozark Creative Writers, Ozarks Literacy Award, Second Honorable Mention for To Validate a Name
Winner of the Ozark Creative Writers, Write Partners of North Arkansas Award, First Place for Wild Geese
A Grand Prize winner of the "Books Without Publishers" writing contest.