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Twilight of the Confederacy
The Alabama Corps of Cadets and the
Burning of the University of Alabama

- Terry Barkley

Foreword by Nicholas P. Picerno, Chairman Emeritus
Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation

$19.95 – available via Amazon.com/Terry Barkley

In the waning days of the Civil War, the Union leadership decided to inflict one final blow on the Confederacy to end hostilities. Accordingly, Major General James H. Wilson and his veteran Cavalry Corps were ordered to seize and destroy the Deep South agricultural and industrial capabilities in the largely untouched regions of central Alabama and western Georgia. The Confederate industrial centers at Selma, Alabama, and Columbus, Georgia, were prime targets of the raid. Culling the best material from the available archival, primary, and secondary sources, author Terry Barkley presents a sensitive but balanced portrayal of the Civil War service of the ACC in Twilight of the Confederacy: The Alabama Corps of Cadets and the Burning of the University of Alabama. These young men (many teenagers) faithfully served their university, the State of Alabama, and the Confederacy, even unto death.

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What I Said
- Jim Reed

$10.00 Blue Rooster Press, 2021

"Bless me, Father, for I have sneezed."
--Jim Reed

More than 200 wise, witty and witless thoughts from the mind of author Jim Reed...now in one palm-size book. Fresh off the press!
To purchase, please give us a call at (205) 326-4460, or email jim@jimreedbooks.com

Showdown at Rickwood
- Art Black

$25.00 (Hardcover) Blue Rooster Press, 2017

Showdown at Rickwood celebrates the beginnings and growth of a minor league baseball team that weathered the First World War and the start of the Great Depression. The book recounts tales of a group of baseball players, names as familiar as Pie Traynor, Burleigh Grimes, and Dizzy Dean. Other names, like Pop Boy Smith, Billy Bancroft, and Carlton Molesworth, are not so recognizable. But all of them come alive in this captivating story of a hard-won championship played at a ball park that is now America’s oldest.

Dear Slave

$5.00 Blue Rooster Press, 2016

A chapbook of 19 poems in response to slave narratives collected by Ruby Pickens Tartt in Sumter County, Alabama. Introduction by Dr. Alan Brown.

The Sky Between Us

ISBN: 978-0988980716
$15.00 Blue Rooster Press, 2016

"Irene Latham's new book of poems THE SKY BETWEEN US alternates between surreal and loving actuality. She blends the daily world with a soaring flight of fantasy, and then gently lands us back in reality." --Andrew Glaze, Poet Laureate of Alabama


$16.99 Blue Rooster Press, 2013.
ISBN: 978-0-9889807-0-9

Writer HJ Saad, age 11, was born in the United States and now lives in Beirut, Lebanon, with his parents and twin brothers. In The Icy Kidnapper, Saad has created a new galaxy of planets and a story filled with young, courageous characters who learn to hone and use their native-born skills to triumph over evil.


$20.00 Blue Rooster Press, 2012.
ISBN: 978-0-9762557-7-4

“Nothing is easy for Annie Loring. Born with Cerebral Palsy, Loring has spent her lifetime struggling with the simplest of tasks and overcoming disabilities to achieve big goals. In Nothing is Easy, Loring celebrates her stick-to-it-iveness with candor and a delicious sense of humor.” –Liz Reed, editor

Birmingham TV host Mike Royer is a fan of Annie’s.
Watch his interview with her.

To order, contact the author:


$16.95 Blue Rooster Press, 2012.
ISBN: 978-0-0762557-6-5

Sue Scalf‘s works include two books nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and four named "Book of the Year" by the Alabama State Poetry Society. She has appeared in many literary journals.

Outstanding reviews from critics!

Between the covers of ALMOST HOME, the reader finds "jewel placed upon a jewel," just as the author does in her poem titled What Kind of Miracle. A celebration of birds and trees and life, these poems sparkle with depth and emotion.

Sue Scalf combines craft, emotion and pure love of words to create poems worth reading again and again. She is an Alabama treasure!

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30 Unique Writing Exercises to Hone Your Skills
by Jim Reed.

$24 spiral bound workbook

The importance of time capsules and messages in bottles. How to find joy in writing your own life stories. Particularly aimed at folks who do not consider themselves to be writers. By the time you finish this book, you'll know how to get started!

by Irene Latham

Winner of the prestigious 2011 Writer's Digest Self Published Book Prize for Poetry

$16.00 - includes shipping and free personalizing!

"In a world where change is the only constant, there is always something to grieve: lost love, lost time, lost dreams. Rooted in history, nature and art, THE COLOR OF LOST ROOMS is a haunting collection of brave, vulnerable and sometimes philosophical poems. The collection journeys through passion and loss to illuminate the many rooms we occupy, inviting the reader to discover ways love defines the human experience - and how to survive it."


“Fresh. Bold. Challenging.”
“Clever, edgy, funny, troubling, hopeful.”

Poet Erika Wade’s first book of verse, already critically acclaimed.


To order, click here or email: ewade23@gmail.com

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by Jim Reed

$16.95 softbound limited edition.
$15.00 audiobook with selections on 2 CDs, read aloud by Jim Reed

Memories and inspiring meditations on Christmas in the Deep South. An appreciation of the goodwill and joy that the IDEA of Christmas brings to most people, be they Christian, Jew, Muslim, believer or non-believer. Author Jim Reed believes that Christmas-like holidays are celebrated in most cultures in one form or other, just because people need a few hours each year to suspend all unpleasantness and dwell upon the wonderful things that the world can offer. His words encourage us to open ourselves up to the peace and hope that these holidays can bring.

Jim Reed and fans at Inverness Elementary School go HO HO HO during storytime.
Jim is telling tales from his new book, CHRISTMAS COMES BUT ONCE A DAY.