2017 Selah Awards Nominee

Oh, for a simpler time! Paradise Jones dreams of the Hollywood glamour days. Clothes, hair, vintage car–you name it, she’s got it. She’s classic retro, a 21st-century image of her favorite Golden Era stars–Doris, Audrey, Esther, Marilyn. The entertainment rags call Paradise eccentric. The studios rarely call at all. When an altercation with her leering stepfather forces her to flee Los Angeles, Paradise leaves behind everything she loves and longs for.

A few hundred miles east, Doc Morales’ years of hard work in the minors of Major League Baseball have produced exactly one at bat in the Big Show. A collision at first, a blown knee, and adios dreams. Nothing left to live for but pick-up games and his collection of old movies. Nothing, that is, until beautiful, damaged Paradise Jones crashes into his small, Arizona town. So begins an epic road trip that will change everything.

Throw in a couple of oddball bounty hunters, a forgotten movie-star boat captain, a cowboy priest, and a dashboard Jesus that is more than meets the eye, and Paradise and Doc have all the ingredients they need to cook up a fun and quirky slice of Americana pie.

About the Author
Buck Storm has marked time as a commercial diver, fisherman, sailor, and musician. A veteran singer/songwriter, he s bounced around the planet with a guitar and a pocketful of stories and made friends in venues everywhere. Buck writes about this mixed-up, out of control, beautiful cacophony we call humanity. About life as he sees it or sometimes just how he’d like it to be. Buck and his wife, Michelle, have a happy love story, a hideout in North Idaho, and two wonderful children. Truck Stop Jesus is his second novel.

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