Monday, December 05, 2016

COMEDY/VACATION/ADVENTURE -- VACATION TO GRACELAND



Vacation to Graceland
by Phillip Cornell


GENRE:  Vacation/Comedy/Adventure

Phillip Cornell will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

VACATION TO GRACELAND Blurb:

A man, his mother, his sister, his granny, his niece, and his nephew make a trip to Memphis Tennessee for a family reunion. During the course of the trip, the family encounter a series of circumstances that mold the trip into an unforgettable experience. Through the arguing and internal bickering within the group, they come together and strengthen the blood bond they share with each other. Reflecting on each and every situation encountered, the man realizes the trip is an overall social, emotional, and educational journey.




VACATION TO GRACELAND Excerpt:

The idea of a family trip started, when my mom devised a plan to take my granny on a weekend trip. This was difficult because my granny was on a weekly dialysis schedule, so my mom had to come up with a way to keep her schedule and transport her from one city to the next without any problems. My grandma had been on dialysis for the past 2 ½ years, and with her increasing age and decreasing health, she needed more attention from care givers and family members.

The living arrangement in my mom’s house was setup like this. My mom, my sister Brandi, and my granny all lived there constantly. My other sister Crissy and her children did not live there, but they would visit often. I myself would visit quite often also. My job was 2 miles from my mom’s house, so it was nothing for me to visit on my lunch break or when I got off work. My granny anticipated me coming over many times. She would cook a meal for me, and place my name on the plate. It was not the perfect living arrangement, but it definitely had a strong family feel tied into it.

My granny kept close tabs on what my mom and sister were always doing, because that is just who she was. She still liked to get out the house ever once in a while. Her favorite pastime was people watching. If there was one thing that she enjoyed, it was talking about other people. This is a trait that has been handed down from generation to generation, and I myself am guilty of doing it also. Discussing people in a humorous light, that downgrades their physical appearance or personality, is second nature to me now. I can easily do it without any effort or stress. The thoughts just come to my head, and I let the mild form of slander flow. I have never been embarrassed of this, and like me, my granny has never been either.


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Phillip Cornell is a college graduate. He gained his degree in Biological Sciences, and currently works at a local pharmacy.  He is the only son of Harron and Connie Cornell, and the youngest of 3 children. In 2006 his father passed away due to colon cancer, and his mom became an inspiration to him and his family in the way she supported everyone. He has a passion for all types of competitive activity, with sports being the favorite. Overall he lives for different experiences to stimulate the mind, and firmly believes that life is something that has to be lived, read about, and dissected. His biggest weakness is beautiful women, and the thought of being a failure. Firmly believing everyone deserves their moment no matter how long or short it is, Phillip listens to anyone who has something to say. The more he writes. The more he realizes what he creates, is something that needs to be shared with someone other than himself. 

SnapChat:  Phillipthedeal2



GIVEAWAY INFORMATION

Phillip Cornell will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.




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25 comments:

Pam Nelson said...

Fabulous, thanks for the chance <3

Mary Preston said...

An interesting excerpt.

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

katsrus said...

Sounds like a good book. Thanks for the chance. Happy Holidays.

Phil the Deal said...

Thank you!

Lisa Brown said...

Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

Edgar Gerik said...

The cover and book look great

angie lilly said...

Who did the cover artwork for your book? I love it! :-D Thanks for the chance to win!

Phil the Deal said...

Thanks! The cover was done by a graphic designer employeed by my publisher

Judy Thomas said...

The cover is really different and awesome!

Julie Lynn Bickham said...

Looks like a interesting read. I look forward to reading this.

Beth Ann Tilley said...

Thank you for the excerpt & giveaway.

Sandra Rodriquez said...

sounds like a really interesting book!!!

Jan Lee said...

I like the cover. I also liked the excerpt as it reminded me of my family growing up, lol I'd like to read this book! :)

Devona Fryer said...

Very interesting book, look forward to reading it!

Bailey Dexter said...

Can't wait to read! Sound like a great book to curl up in the chair with!

Phil the Deal said...

I appreciate everyone

Victoria Alexander said...

Thanks for sharing and for the awesome giveaway!

angie lilly said...

I wish you so much success with your writing career. I am a writer myself and know how hard it is go break into the publishing scene. :-D

Mary Margaret Devine said...

Thank you for the chance

angie lilly said...

I also write about domestic/family situation, although I do it in poetry form.

Esperanza Garcia said...

Sounds like a really good down to earth read!

Journeys of The Zoo said...

Sorry to hear about the passing of the authors dad. Interesting that his education and occupation are so different than writing.

Thanks for introducing us to this author.

Besos Sarah

angie lilly said...

As a biologist, what lead you to creative writing? :-D

angie lilly said...

Today is the final daily comment. Thanks so much for this chance to win and good luck to all who have entered! Happy holidays!