Vince Vawter, author of the 2014 Newbery Honor Book Paperboy, is a native of Memphis. He worked in newspapers for 40 years, rising from sports writer to newspaper publisher.


In November of 2013, Scott Damian’s long-awaited memoir, Voice: A Stutterer’s Odyssey, hit bookshelves through Behler Publication. In this gritty, raw memoir, Mr.


Anna Olswanger is a literary agent, children's book author, book promoter, miniature book publisher, music licenser, and trainer. Her book Greenhorn is a powerful story that gives human dimension to the Holocaust.

Valuable Lessons Played Out in Empowering Short Story “Speechless”

Ninth-grade student Elena, who stutters, took an English assignment opportunity and used her creative talents to present a short story about a group of classmates learning to face their fears, stand up for themselves and others, and discovering that being different is really the same for everyone.

A Boy and A Jaguar

A Boy and a Jaguar by Dr. Alan Rabinowitz

Alan loves animals, but the great cat house at the Bronx Zoo makes him sad. Why are they all alone in empty cages? Are they being punished? More than anything, he wants to be their champion—their voice—but he stutters uncontrollably.

Except when he talks to animals…Then he is fluent.


Paperboy by Vince Vawter is about an 11-year-old boy living in Memphis in 1959 who throws the meanest fastball in town, but talking is a whole different ball game. He can barely say a word without stuttering, not even his own name.

V-V-Voice: A Stutterer’s Odyssey

V-V-Voice: A Stutterer’s Odyssey by Scott Damian


In Anna Olswanger's Greenhorn, a young Holocaust survivor arrives at a New York yeshiva in 1946 where he will study and live. His only possession is a small box that he never lets out of his sight.

Shady Trails 2014 Reunion

“Shady Trailers, hats off to thee!” 
August 15 ‐17, 2014 

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