Lana G. Hurn

Biography

Larry, my husband, and I reside in Mount Airy, North Carolina. I have one son. My two sisters are the best friends anyone could ever have. They are my best allies and encouragement supporters. They are my most precious jewels.

I work as a barber at Floyd's Barber Shop in downtown Mount Airy, best known as Mayberry, NC. Known from the Andy Griffith Show that ran from 1960 through 1968 and the hometown of Andy Griffith. We get thousands of people annually in the small, quaint town and we love our visitors, whether just looking or getting an actual haircut. We would love for you to visit us.

I love doing many things: writing, reading, drawing, sewing, jewelry making, barbering, woods, photography, making soaps, creams, butters and more. I never find myself bored and life is a story regardless if it is verbal or in type.

I am a Cancer survivor and thanks to Jesus for His supporting hand during a difficult period. Thanks to my husband for standing firm beside me through the ordeal. We turned my cancer into a positive situation and kept an upbeat attitude. Cancer affects an entire family, not just the victim. For those out there with cancer or those who have been through it, cancer is not the end and you're never alone.

You never know what touches others. This could go either way; good or bad. But through writing you are able to express and hopefully bring a little entertainment to others. It only takes a word to make a person smile and you never know when a word could pick someone up who is down. We do not have to be authors in its truest form of the title, but do what you enjoy and if it is writing, then enjoy when you do it. Thank you Smashwords for giving thousands of people the opportunity to voice their thoughts through self publishing. It' fun and easy to do. The hardest part is self editing. Locating errors can and will be your hardest part in self-publishing your books. Don't let that stop you! If you have stories that you placed high on that top shelf years ago, it is time to get them down and march forward. Never allow anyone to tell you that you can't. We may never be known other than to ourselves, but do it for yourself and because of your love for writing.

Thanks to all of you that have downloaded samples or purchased downloads of my books. You are appreciated. If you have any encouraging words or simply want to point our (my text errors - because they are extremely hard to find yourself), please feel free to contact hurn5262@yahoo.com. Please leave a response in Subject line regarding the story or it will not be opened. Be blessed, Jesus loves each of you very much.

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
To release what the mind has a way of building up. A way to vent maybe....
I just love to write and I can get so caught up in it. My mind never has a dull moment I suppose.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I'm a native of WV. Born and raised a coal miners daughter. I have stated that I'm not a redneck, but in my heart, maybe I am. Either way, I wouldn't be ashamed of it. However, I do have family members that are. ----(Ssh-h-h) I was never a city person. I love country living and how it makes you feel.

Spending hours on end in the mountains as children was a great time. We didn't have hand games at that time, so nature was ours. I believe everything in my life has contributed in some way. Maybe that's why my mind seems to work overtime.

After I was grown, my mother died, too early, from Melanoma cancer and my dad was met his demise through, who everyone has always believed, through a family member. But that remains in the Lord's hands, not ours. You think of so many things when you start writing. Maybe there's a story here!
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Lana G. Hurn online


Books

A Dog Named Chewy
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 7,520. Language: American English. Published: July 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Chewy is great!. He loves roaming the mountains with his Master. One could never imagine how awesome he was, according to himself. Could he save the world or change the mighty winds, maybe not. Chewy was full of love and loved to sing. He enjoyed home but knew there had to be more to life than burying bones and chasing a farm tractor. He knew one day the would be his to conquer and be a hero.
Station 10
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 11,890. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
Fire Station 10, as all firehouses, keep their trucks rolling. Never a dull moment. But for a few men at the station, they get excited when one of their own, Captain Leonard, who has been down on life, since his girlfriend Robin passed away a few years back, meets up with a lady, Margaret Brintwell, who changes his life and the lives of his brothers, Horrell, Smith and Branch at the firehouse.
Marbleman
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,760. Language: American English. Published: October 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen, Fiction
Gage and his closest friends have adapted a way to help fight crime in Lockhorn City. With their identities unknown, they patrol the streets at night fighting crime with only steel balls and sling shots. But, who knew that their weapon of choice would turn out to be what turns the city around. Fighting crime is not easy, nor safe, but the six act as one and get more than enough done.
All Aboard!
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,690. Language: American English. Published: September 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Midland Express Railroad is a scenic wonderland. Kyle, Karla and Kristen enjoy their, often, trips aboard the train. The girls love playing jokes on Kyle, but sometimes the jokes are not too funny for him. But the darkened tunnel can get a little scary from time to time.
Seashells for Myra
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,160. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Pirates
Myra is a highly energetic young girl. She and her best Callie Amberdale are spending the summer together at the Outer Banks in North Carolina. Myra will experience the best vacation ever and probably the one she will never forget.
When the Snow Fell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,140. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
When Noah Monroe and his family moved onto the same street as Angelica and her family, little did they know their friendship would become the most important thing in their lives. They loved skiing and lived for the slopes and spent as much time on Oliver Mountain as they possibly could. They couldn’t imagine their lives without each other.
When the Animals Played
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,320. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Fern Rock is a forest full of playful animals Their favorite game is "Hide-N-Seek". But, ole mean Billy Buzzard seems to enjoy tormenting the animals while playing. When Betty Coo-Coo is on the scene things have a way of being crazy. The animals plan a meeting to plot how to get rid of the old buzzard.
Jacob and the Dragon
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,080. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Jacob enjoys reading. He loves reading about Kings, Knights, Dragons, Castles and much more. In school, they were reading, "When The Animals Played", and would often find himself inside the story. English tends to slip aside leaving a different world open. He loves his best buddy Trae, and enjoys their time outside.
Mike's Mighty Miracle Mouse
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,960. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Mike is a young boy with big dreams. He and his dad are going to build a Club House so Mike and his friends will have a place to enjoy the summer. Sam, his dog, is always willing to help out any way that he can. While Mr. & Mrs. White are always supportive, even they are not sure what will be next. When the Mullenax's cat prows, then even a little brown mouse needs help .
Cassie's Dream
Price: Free! Words: 5,880. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
This story is about a girl named Cassie who loved her Grandpa. Grandpa Jack was a very sage man who had a way of telling stories about his beautiful young bride, Ms. Annie. Young Cassie was always ready to hear the wonderful stories that Grandpa told. Grandpa had a very unique way of bringing his stories to life, but Cassie had a way of making them real.

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