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Volume 24, Number 8 — August 2017

Porter publishes book

July 27, 2017

Jan-Carol Publishing, of Johnson City, Tennessee, announces the release of "Alyster the Lonely Bull," written by Bristol, Tennessee, author Rebeca Porter. Porter, once a schoolteacher of various subjects, including English and writing, has been a full-time homesteader and homeschooler for the past five years. On her farm, where she lives with her daughter and her husband, she raises cattle, sheep and chickens. In addition to home schooling her daughter, Porter teaches as a volunteer at two homeschool cooperatives.

While she has always enjoyed writing, "Alyster the Lonely Bull" is her first publication. In the story, Alyster struggles with loneliness and prays for more cow friends. After several disastrous mishaps, Alyster realizes he cannot force his prayers to come true. Rather, he must surrender to the Lord, and only then will he find happiness. As a Christian children's author, Porter believes in turning conflict into praise. Her favorite mantra, "faith, family, farm" is one she strives to live by every day.

She looks forward to publishing more children's books in the near future. Jan-Carol Publishing, Inc., includes the imprints Mountain Girl Press, Little Creek Books, Express Editions, RoseHeart Publishing and DigiStyle. Each imprint specializes in a particular genre