Grandmother Lyons' Tales



*Story #1*

The Red Skies Of Orestes

The famous author of the 1976 book entitled ‘Roots: The Saga of an American Family’, Alex Haley, said, “When an old person dies, it’s like a whole library burning down.” My Grandmother Lois, born in 1900, was still going strong telling stories well into the 1990s. This was one of my favorites. It’s about the tornado that hit Orestes, Indiana, the day after Easter, 1922.

Song by DJ Lyons aka Debbie Dunn: The Red Skies of Orestes

Song by DJ Lyons aka Debbie Dunn: The Red Skies of Orestes










*Story #2*

The Golden Pencil

A Civil War Love Story: Rich-girl Jenny dared to fall in love with poor-boy Bob. When her father threatened Bob with a horsewhip and her siblings with dire consequences for being the go-between, she enlisted the aid of her friend, Salome Ronk.

Golden Pencil

Golden Pencil










*Story #3*

The Premonition

Have you ever had a premonition that something bad was due to happen? This is a true story built around a will-o'-the-wisp, a hired boy, and a fire. This happened in the year 1916 near Frankton, Indiana, when my Grandmother Lois was 16 years old.







*Story #4*

The Scam

What would you do if you fell in love with someone who was simply pretending to love you and pretending to be rich? How would you feel if you discovered this was nothing but a scam? This is a true story that happened to my uncle the summer of 1958.

Song by DJ Lyons aka Debbie Dunn: The Scam

Song by DJ Lyons aka Debbie Dunn: The Scam








*Story #5*

The Rag Man

The year was 1906. My Grandmother Lois was only six years old. While living in Terre Haute, Indiana, she had a terrible fear of the Rag Man and his threatening litany: "Rags, old irons, little girls, little boys. Rags, old irons, little girls, little boys. Come and trade my rags and old irons for little bitty girls and little bitty boys."




White Reindeer, Kudzu Monster, & Other Tales Of Wonder
by DJ Lyons (pen name for Debbie Dunn)
ISBN: 978-1-4489-7603-4
291 pages, 6 x 9
Publisher: PublishAmerica
Publish Date: December 2009

* Click HERE to buy paperback version for $9.95 from PublishAmerica.
* Click HERE to buy soft cover version for $27.95 from PublishAmerica.

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* Click HERE to e-mail Debbie about a book-signing or one-woman show based on the book, or you can call her directly at (423) 422-9728.

* The White Reindeer book is a collection of 32 short stories and novellas by DJ Lyons:

* White Reindeer - Lost on a Norwegian mountain, DJ faces rock slides, raging waterfalls and other challenges. Miraculously, a white reindeer appears and leads her to safety. Click HERE to see some photos and for more information.

* Kudzu Monster - An unlikely love story involving a young frontier girl and the Kudzu Monster who saves her life. Click HERE to see some photos, videos, and for more information.

* Trapped in Beaumaris Castle - Gwyn agrees to spend the night in a haunted castle. What he sees finally puts to rest a 700-year-old question: How did the king's archer die? Click HERE to see some photos, videos, and for more information.

* Grandmother Lyons' Tales - True stories about a tornado, a Civil War love story, a scam, a premonition saving two lives and a scary Rag Man. Click HERE to see some photos and for more information.

* 12 Tales of Wonder plus 12 Stories for the Young At Heart - Exciting adventures involving ghosts, wishes, secrets, bullies, animals, amazing characters, a Broccoli Monster, fairy godmothers, magic and fun.
Click HERE to see some videos and for more information about 12 Tales of Wonder.
Click HERE for more information about 12 stories for the Young At Heart.


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