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Author of Let's Scare Mom
Author of Let's Scare Mom

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Book #3 in the Wyatt Wonders Series "Why Don't Kids Have Tails?" is out on Amazon today!!! Join Wyatt as he explores the various members of his extended family... charmingly illustrated by Rob Thouless. http://www.amazon.com/Dont-Kids-Tails-Wyatt-…/…/ref=asap_bc…
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Anyone who has read my book “Let’s Scare Mom” understands that I hold a special place in my heart for dogs. The final chapter of that book is devoted solely to the relationship I had with my very first dog, Snorkie. Today I said goodbye to what may well be the other bookend in my lifelong love affair with dogs…our 13 year old Yellow Lab, Casey.
Almost everybody loves their dog and thinks they are special, and for the most part, they are. I won’t belabor the “special” part on Casey’s behalf, but she darned sure was a card carrying member of our family for well over a decade. She served as a close friend and guardian to each of our twelve grandchildren and most of the Grands learned to walk by first pulling themselves up to a standing position with handfuls of hide as Casey lay motionless on her side. The old dog endured innocent eye gauges and tail pulls on a daily basis with never so much as a whimper, much less a growl. I have always held the opinion that the way dogs smile is by wagging their tails, and if that is the case, Casey was smiling from ear to ear every time those kids walked through the door.
If youngsters weren’t around, you could always find Casey by my side. She never left my bedside on the several occasions as I was attempting to recover from surgeries brought on by the onset of Oldmanitis. She was a permanent fixture next to my desk as I endeavored to spin the stories of my childhood into digestible books or rhymes about the things that run through a four year old’s head. She served well as my silent muse and I will miss her in that role.
I’m not sure what comes next for dogs, but I’d like to think that she is somewhere chasing butterflies through a field of sweet green grass while keeping an eye out for some kid to play with. As I placed the last shovel of Texas soil on her grave, I had the warm sensation that I will see her again. Till then…farewell old girl.
Casey Wood 
March 13, 2002 - January 12, 2016
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OUT TODAY- Book #2 in the Wyatt Wonders Series "Why Don't Worms Have Heads?" in hardcover and on Kindle.   http://amzn.to/1K2Qy7p Join Wyatt as he ponders what life must be like for an earthworm. Once again, great art interpretation by Rob Thouless.
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LET’S SCARE MOM
The Reader Views National Literary #Awards Winners - 2014/2015 have been announced and I was pleased to find that “Let’s Scare Mom” finished First in the #Humor Category and received the Second Place Award across multiple genres. www.letsscaremom.com
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ReaderViews weighs in on "Let's Scare Mom."

LET’S SCARE MOM
Rob Wood
CreateSpace (2014)
ISBN: 9781496129079
Reviewed by Taylor Whalen for Reader Views (03/15)
 
Rob Wood’s book “Let’s Scare Mom” has the ability to touch every person that reads it; the book is versatile and it has something with which everyone can connect. As a child born in the 1950’s, the age of change and the beginning of an era that would serve as the seeds of what America looks like now, we follow this character’s development and struggles – things that we can all relate to no matter which decade we were born or in which country we live. What makes this book so intriguing is how strong the narrator’s voice is – his personality exudes through the pages and pushes the narrative along.
We become personally invested in the main character as he goes through adolescence and young adult years. The most enjoyable stories are the ones that are somewhat meaningless, as they can be the most humorous and the most touching and connecting. Somehow Rob Wood is able to pull the reader in when even the smallest things are happening.

Rob Wood’s book “Let’s Scare Mom” touches every aspect of adolescence with candor, humor, and versatility. Whether or not you like coming of age stories or time pieces, this book will have something for everyone.
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If you're in the Austin area on April 12th please feel free to join me...you're cordially invited.

The Texas Association of Authors is proud to announce the selection of “Let’s Scare Mom” by Rob Wood as the winner of the Best Fiction/Humor Award in its 2015 literary competition. The winners from this year’s contest will be presented at the State Capital on April 11th. As part of the DEAR (Drop Everything and Read) Texas event, Rob will be doing a reading and book signing at 3:00 PM on April 12th at the Barnes and Noble Arboretum, 10000 Research Boulevard, Austin, Texas. 
Visit www.LetsScareMom.com
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Today I am happy to announce the release of my first book in the "Wyatt Wonders" series… "Why Don’t Horses Wear Pajamas?"  This series of early picture books is targeted for children between the ages of 2 and 6 years of age. Rob Thouless’ charming illustrations breathe life into the characters cast in these rhyming stories dealing with the curious mind of a small child. "Why Don’t Horses Wear Pajamas?" is now available at Amazon.com and from the Ingram catalog at your local book store.
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My Daddy Can't Come Home Tonight

Having been busy creating the stories for the Wyatt Wonders series I felt guilty when my 5 year old granddaughter Rylee Jane asked if I would write something for her. Her father is currently on his third deployment to a nasty place around the globe and she is now old enough to understand and actually miss him very much. I wrote this for Rylee and her dad.

My Daddy Can’t Come Home Tonight
For Rylee Jane

My daddy is my hero…
but he can’t come home tonight.
He’s far away in a foreign land…
protecting what is right.

You see, my daddy’s in the Army
and America he serves.
He flies an Apache helicopter.
Mommy says that takes strong nerves.

I miss my Daddy very much…
sometimes I cry and sob.
But, I understand protecting freedom
is a very important job.

I know my Mommy misses him
and my little brother too.
Sometimes I hear her say her prayers
and ask God to see us through.

My Daddy says he loves our flag…
that it stands for liberty.
He says many men have sacrificed
to keep it flying free.

I’m proud of all our soldiers
and the uniforms they wear.
Dad says many folks sleep safe at night
thanks to the burdens that they bear.

Every night before I sleep
I say my special prayer.
To keep my daddy free from harm
and safe from the dangers there.

God, would you please watch over him
and be sure to let him know,
that I love him very much
and that he is my Hero.
 
#children's stories bedtime stories military families
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I'm really looking forward to chatting with the Belles of Leroy Minnesota at their monthly book club this afternoon via Skype. I just checked the temp there at 8 degrees (not wind chill). It's supposed to be in the sixties here in Texas today......thank God for Skype.

Deb Iverson feeling excited
Today is a BIG day for our afternoon book club! We are going to Skype (if the technology gods are with us) today with author Rob Wood. We will be discussing "Let's Scare Mom" and also his new children's book series "Wyatt Wonders" soon to be published! Hope everyone can make it to my house today!
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For Immediate Release
February 3, 2015 / Austin, Texas


“Let’s Scare Mom” Best Fiction/Humor for 2015

Texas Association of Authors Literary Awards

The Texas Association of Authors is proud to announce the selection of “Let’s Scare Mom” by Rob Wood as the winner of the Best Fiction/Humor Award in its 2015 literary competition. The winners from this year’s contest will be presented at the State Capital on April 11th. As part of the DEAR (Drop Everything and Read) Texas event, Rob will be doing a reading and book signing at the Barnes and Noble Arboretum, 10000 Research Boulevard, Austin, Texas on April 12th, 2015. 
Visit www.LetsScareMom.com
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