Seashells, Gator Bones, and the Church of Everlasting Liability

Stories from a Small Florida Town in the 1930s

by Susan Adger (author)


In the 1930s, the fictional town of Toad Springs, Florida, is filled with the adventures and daily whatnots of worthy, down-to-earth folk such as Flavey Stroudamore, owner of a three-legged gator named Precious who also just happens to have a birthmark of Jesus on his side.


Joining Flavey are Buck Blander, pastor of the Church of Everlasting Liability, who honed his preaching skills in prison but doesn't tell his parishioners, and Sweetie Mooney, whose attempt to run a beauty shop in her aunt's home fails after tragedies with head lice and henna hair dye.


This lively, heartwarming collection of tales from the Sunshine State will inspire you to smile!

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Author Biography

Susan's family came to Florida in the late 1800’s and has been there for five generations. She borrowed from her memories of, as she puts it, "our old cracker family stories" while working on Seashells, Gator Bones, and the Church of Everlasting Liability. The book was a pleasure to write, she says. Most of the characters just sort of magically appeared on the page.

She currently resides in Dunedin, Florida and is active with several writing groups. She's delighted that all three of her children live in the area, which has not always been the case.

Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: June 2013
  • English
  • 9781938821349
  • Paperback
  • Primary Price: 11.99 USD
  • Pages: 228
  • Grey Gecko Press
  • Readership: General
  • Publish State: Published
  • Dimensions: 203 x 127 mm