The Gospel According to Prissy is a fascinating story populated with memorable characters. We have three Army veteran misfits, a college dropout, and unmotivated high school graduate accused of murder, a controversial warden of a women’s prison, a little girl with the gift of prophesy. Lara Kruger, 31, invites them into her life after suffering a miscarriage, a divorce from an abusive husband, and unemployment. It is a powerful tale told by a talented writer.
“The Gospel According to Prissy takes the reader on a trip through a time and place where a child, born and raised in prison, has the ability to change people and their environments. A child prophet, Prissy makes the bad in the world go away…and one small rural North Carolina town is made right by Prissy, Santa, the Easter Bunny and other characters in the child’s mind. An entertaining and thoughtful read.” ~ Jake George – author, Grandfather’s Song, A New Dawn
“Barbara Casey has assembled an engaging ensemble cast of characters. I got to know them as friends and couldn’t turn the pages fast enough as their lives became inextricably intertwined amidst life’s challenges and choices.” ~ John DeDakis, author, Fast Track, Bluff; CNN Senior Copy Editor of The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
“Barbara Casey grips the reader from the very first pages of The Gospel According to Prissy and doesn’t let go. The inside look at a women’s prison is riveting and the stories of so many – inside and those going in – put real faces on offenders that are usually no more than statistics. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll sit on the edge of your seat through this compelling novel.” P.M. Terrell, author, River Passage, Vicki’s Key; co-founder of Book ‘Em Foundation.
Barbara Casey is president of the Barbara Casey Agency and the author of numerous articles, poems, and short stories. Her award winning novels have received national recognition, including the Independent Publishers Book Award. Her novel, The House of Kane, released in 2008 was considered for a Pulitzer nomination, and her latest young adult novel. The Cadence of Gypsies, was reviewed by the Smithsonian for its list of Best Books. In addition to being a frequent guest lecturer at universities and writers conferences, Ms. Casey served as judge for the Pathfinder Literary Awards in Palm Beach and Martin Counties, FL and was Florida Regional Advisor for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators from 1991through 2003.