Dervis Tippen was born in Chatham, Louisiana. He graduated from Chatham High School and earned a degree in English and Social Studies Education from the University of Monroe. He taught school for thirty-two years. He retired and moved to Thailand and started writing for English language newspapers and magazines. With encouragement from friends he started writing and publishing short stories. Many of these are published with Kindle Direct Publishing on Amazon.com. Some of the favorite comedies are “Grandma and the Billy Goat,” “Run, Miss Nellie, Run,” “Grandma’s Little Brown Bottle,” “Showdown on Bus Route #3,” “The Prankster Gets Pranked,” and “Revival Time.”
He also has written a series of children’s short stories and a collection that is called the Farm House Series. They are stories about animals that lived on the farm in Louisiana. Some of the favorites are “Little Dandy Ruled the Roost,” “The Mischievous Feline,” “The Empty Nest,” “The Red Squirrel and the Diamondback,” and “Don’t Nail Jenny to the Wall.”
Zipper Up Zipper Down
by Dervis Tippen
In this story a young man invents a new instrument and becomes a world renowned superstar. Later in life he discovers that he desires same-sex relations. In his attempt to satisfy those desires his life takes on a complete new series of adventures.
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