Bio: Beverly Jennings lives near Savannah, Georgia with her husband, Alan. When the Jaybird Sings, set in Savannah, is the first of three novels in the Maria Series, all taking place in and around the city. Bev wrote a column for an nternational Maine Coon magazine, the Scratch Sheet, for several years. When she's not writing novels featuring her beloved city, she enjoys caring for and showing Maine Coon cats and joins her husband in restoring houses.
If you loved Maria and Walter in When the Jaybird Sings, you'll love them in When the Fig Tree Blooms. Just married, Walter takes Maria to live in the little house in the country and begins to fill the house and yard beyond it with animals ... dogs, chickens, a few geese ... a goat. A goat so young that Maria finds herself feeding it from a baby bottle. With all the young animals around needing her constant care, Maria discovers she and Walter will add just one more baby to the group, their own.... more info>>
The Savannah River winds its way through When the Jaybird Sings, bringing to five-year-old Maria, ships from far away and forbidden adventure, even the hint of ghosts. Maria comes to terms with a frightful looking one-eyed grandmother, discovers the marvels of the early Twentieth Century and enjoys a rollicking family life. The Depression and first love bring a growing awareness of social problems as Maria comes of age. The characters will walk right off the pages and into your heart because the... more info>>
Life is frustrating for a self-willed teenager, especially when her parents are Maria and Walter from the Maria Series. The early years of the 1950's finds Alma fighting against her parent's old fashioned ideas and rules. But Alma still manages to fit many exploits into her life while working at Aunt Maggie's riding stable. She and boyfriend Adrian discover a stranger living at an old plantation house and Adrian is determined to discover his identity. Even though forbidden by her mother to join ... more info>>