His book started out as simple bedtime stories for his granddaughter, Hannah Renea Hawkins. But after a couple of years, Hawkins said he found that "Joe Bradley had lived a very adventurous life."
As he assembled them into book form, he realized he had enough for two long novels.
He decided it was time to seek out a publisher who would "see them as I did, and not want a lot of changes."
The 296 page "Misadventures of Joe Bradley Mullins" is published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises LLC.
It was officially released on Sept. 15, 2013.
For more information or book signing events, contact Hawkins at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other books by Hawkins will also be available.