Jim Parks’ New Book ‘Tails of the Smokies’ Unravels the Fun and Quirks in the Fictional Town of Laurel Cove, on the Edge of the Great Smoky Mountains

Jim Parks, a forty-three-year fly-fisherman, has completed his new book, “Tails of the Smokies”: a gripping fiction about the fun antics and unique encounters with the Laurel Cove citizens and two best friends’ fly-fishing trips.
Jim writes, “Driving toward the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you may decide to take one of the numerous backroads to avoid the traffic of the more touristy areas. One of those backroads, Highway 15, takes you across the Harvey ‘Pop’ Powell Memorial Bridge, where Homer is selling copies of the Laurel Cove Banner for a quarter, and through the fictional town of Laurel Cove, population 278. Laurel Cove has one traffic light, really a flashing yellow light, slowing down visitors. Otherwise, you may miss the whittlin’ bench in front of Webb’s Grocery or Boots’ Barber Shop, owned by the only barber and one of several part-time moonshiners in town. Further down Main Street, you turn left at the light in front of First Fidelity Bank, once robbed by Public Enemy Number 1, John Dillinger, and onto Church Street. After crossing Big Bear Fork, Reverend Mitchell waves as you notice the sign shows Sunday’s sermon, ‘The Prodigal Son.’ Most residents know the sign is referencing Dr. Jay McMahan, fresh out of medical school, who grew up in Laurel Cove and is now returning home to assume the role of retiring Doc Hembree. Also, welcoming Jay is his best friend from birth, Dillon Webb. As the two friends resume their friendship and love for fly-fishing, they remember their first trip to Big Creek where Dillon’s grandfather, Pop Powell, taught them to catch trout. As Jay and Dillon continue their trips into the mountains, they do so surrounded by the unique characters and humorous events that can only transpire in a small town on the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains.”
Published by Covenant Books of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, Jim Parks’ new book is an exciting work where readers, young and old, will find themselves reading and journeying into the small town of Laurel Cove where interesting encounters and memorable adventures await.
Readers can purchase “Tails of the Smokies” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, in paperback or Kindle, or Barnes and Noble in paperback or nook and Books A Million.
Covenant Books is an international Christian owned and operated publishing house based in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Covenant Books specializes in all genres of work which appeal to the Christian market. For additional information or media inquiries, contact Covenant Books at 843-507-8373.
Source: Covenant Books