She felt like her little heart was beating out of her chest. Peeking through a crack in the door, 10-year-old Vanessa witnesses a horrific scene. Following the altercation, a neighbor finds their mother bleeding and unconscious. And her children are missing. What happened to Ella and her kids?
“Vex and Valor” (meaning tormented and fearless) is the saga of two families from completely different sides of the track, literally. Tim and Vee Crawford have a picture-perfect life. They are parents to four children and are lifelong residents of a reputable housing development in Brookton, PA. Georgia and Zeke Hayes struggle to make ends. They move with four of their seven children here from Tennessee, landing in a cul-de-sac for the railroad personnel searching for a better life. The families become introduced through the courtship that leads to marriage for their two youngest children – Ella Crawford and Ben Hayes.
Ella is fighting to survive in critical condition. Is Ben responsible for what happened to Ella? Many think so, while others think it was an accident. Searching for the truth, we watch the families become even more entangled and continue to seek for answers about Ella. The Crawford and Hayes children grow into adults, each with theories and more secrets. The saga starts to unravel mounting to its climax when the truth about Ella is finally revealed.
If you love “Vex and Valor”, the saga of the Hayes and Crawford families will continue! Next – “Verdicts and Vows.”
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Debby Myers is a first-time writer who wrote her first story in 1st grade. Her teacher thought it was so creative, she submitted it to Children’s Digest where it was published the same year. It was way back then when she told her that she would write a novel one day. Now more than 50 years later, she’s excited to have published “Vex and Valor.”
Debby would like to thank her family. She is married to Alan, who she says is the greatest man she’s ever known. They are the parents of five and Nana and Papaw to five more. They live in Indiana in the small town of Peru, which is the “Circus Capital of the World,” home to both the Circus Hall of Fame and the Peru Amateur Circus, that Debby performed in for ten years starting when she was six. Debby began her career creating a day care center “Debby & Christy’s Day Stay” caring for 10-12 children. This allowed her to be with her children when they were young. She then worked as the “voice of the morning show” & news director for local radio station WARU, before going on to become a manager for Kroger. She sends thanks to heaven above to her brother, Jeff Range. He is the one constant in her journey to write a novel, telling her to use her gift. Finally, thanks to another special man in her life, Kurt Schindler, whose own writing and creating stories were an inspiration in her journey before he passed away.
Debby was diagnosed with Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis in 2016. Her condition is stable, and she has written a number of short stories about her experiences living with this odd disease. She hopes she inspires others with the disease to use their time as she has.
The second book of the trilogy “The Vee Saga” will be out this summer.