Jerome Brown Reads From "Calves In The Mud Room"

Jan 5, 2015

Credit Jerome Brown

When he's not directing TV commercials, trading stocks, taking pictures, or hiking with his dog, Jerome Brown writes. He lives in Teton Valley with his wife and their collie.

Calves In The Mud Room is Brown’s first novella. Kirkus Reviews calls this coming-of-age story "An exciting, elegant debut."

In this excerpt, Colorado teenager Wade Summers wants nothing more than to go on his date tonight with high school hottie Glory Schoonover. Unfortunately, a fierce February blizzard has blown in and a couple of first-time heifers are calving early. And Wade’s never delivered a calf on his own before. (His grandfather was always there to show him the way). Simmering under the teenage hormones and unexpected birthing is a conflicted son who finally confronts the abuse of his shady stepfather and a betrayal by his somewhat disengaged mother.