Glenda Yarbrough

Biography

Glenda Yarbrough wrote her first story in seventh grade English class. The story was based on stories she heard from her mother about an old southern castle that was rumored to have ghosts, and from that time on, she was in love with words. Raised on a cotton farm, Glenda let her imagination entertain her as she worked in the fields, writing her first novel as a young girl. Years later when she published her first book based on a true story, she did not realize when she wrote the manuscript that it would take the Alabama Supreme Court to release the book. Her work is set in the Deep South, most in an era when a Coke was a cold drink, and swimming was in a pond, not a pool. An old pair of cowboy boots given to her by her mother is dear to her heart, so don't be surprised if one of her characters owns an old pair of cowboy boots.

Smashwords Interview

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I thank God for giving me a new day, but I guess what pulls me from my comfortable bed is the drive for a cup of hot cocoa. I wish I could say it was the desire to bring some character to life that had been playing in my head all night.
Who are your favorite authors?
I enjoy different authors, but I lean toward a good mystery writer or one of suspense. I enjoy John Grisham, James Patterson, Mary Higgens Clark, but even with my favorite authors I will have favorite books.
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Where to buy in print


Books

Twinkle, Twinkle
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,830. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Historical » USA
1901 Americus, Georgia, Sala and Talu moves into the Windsor Hotel. Her mother has obtained a new job as a maid and they have a new home on the third floor of the hotel. Everything is wonderful until Sala meets Thornton Heitzig, a powerful business man and politician. He becomes Sala's lover but as time passes, he will also become her killer. And also Talu's. But Talu's ghost doesn't forget.
Liar
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 119,360. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Inspired by a true story. Everyone wants to know what happened to Alice Louise who disappeared from the streets of Decatur, Alabama in 1954. Fear captures her family and friends. Alice would not just leave. Ben Slover has big plans for the mystery that shroud Decatur. He knows who took her and $20,000 will keep his mouth shut. But things don't go as Ben plans. Nor did he plan on SJ finding her
Back To Midnight
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 115,450. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
When a murder happens in the small town of Moulton, Alabama, most of the time the victim is lying on the ground with the murderer standing nearby with the smoking gun. But not this time. Deputy Nathan Oneal has a long list of suspects and very few clues. With an anxious sheriff and an ambitious DA, time is running out to find the killer.
Petals of Deception
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,490. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Humor, mystery, romance are all in Petals of Deception. Marriage is to take place in two weeks, but with yellow roses, gifts, a jealous boyfriend, a nosey mother, and an old friend back in town, nothing is going right for the bride.
What Happened Last Night?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,830. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
There are six short stories in this book. When her husband returns home after a night out with his friends, his wife is worried when he refuses to tell her why he is so scared. But Esteen will stop at nothing to find out What Happened Last Night?, even if it means she must encounter Claude Hawk Randolph.
The Shooting
Price: Free! Words: 1,680. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(4.00)
There has been a shooting, but the victim and the shooter says it is an accident. But Sheriff Lou Kent isn't buying their story. Yet, he can't figure out why these two friends have a conflict that involves a gunshot wound.
Little Things
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,350. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(3.50)
This book will be free for two days--July 8-9, 2012. After this date it will be $.99 There are two short stories in this book, both about romance, but both very diffident since no two romances are alike. Maggie's fiancés Fred broke her heart when her future husband ran off with the bride's best friend, who also was supposed to be her Maid of Honor.
Under The Fish Pond
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 119,500. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Under The Fish Pond, a novel based on a true story. Publication of this book was banned for over five hundred days by a local judge in Decatur, Alabama. This ruling was overturned by the Alabama Supreme Court enabling publication of the manuscript. Under The Fish Pond is a novel based on a true story that kept the local community guessing where the young mother of three was.
Thomas Matthew
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,670. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Time travel
When Amanda Willington buys the old Saunder Castle, she is looking for a new beginning after losing her husband in the war. The old house has many rumors of families leaving in the middle of the night, but Amanda does not care what the neighbors say about her new home. She does not believe there is a lady in blue living there, nor any other ghost.

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