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Michael Scott Garvin

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Michael Scott Garvin is an award winning custom home builder, interior designer & author. His design firm Michael Scott Garvin Studio has designed and built custom homes throughout the Southwest.

A Faithful Son is Garvin's debut novel.
His second novel "Aunt Sookie & Me" was released July 2017

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Michael Scott Garvin I am currently working on my second novel "Aunt Sookie & Me".
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Fathers Playing Catch with Sons by Donald Hall
"This was a bedside book that I wound up reading elsewhere. Donald Hall is a poet who also loves baseball. The book is a compendium of baseball and some other sports essays written between, I believe, 1974 and 1982. The major piece here, the title..." Read more of this review »
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"Funny, sad, heartbreaking. A novel it is, but it could very well be a true story. Mr. Garvin tells a delicious tale. When I wasn’t crying, I was laughing. "
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"I love this book! Rare that a book can make me laugh out loud but this was hilarious. Exactly what I imagine when I think of quirky southern culture. "
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Don’t be the tragic sort of woman who needs a man. Be a woman who a man needs.”
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“Child, it ain’t no one’s concern how you live your life. It ain’t no preacher’s business, no politician’s, and it certainly ain’t no nosy neighbor’s concern.”
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“Life has no remote....get up and change it yourself!”
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“I wanted to say, 'Wait—I am not sure I want to do this—I don’t know if I am ready.' I turned my head and saw him climb onto the wing and hop down onto the pavement. He didn’t give me a chance to tell him I hadn’t decided yet whether or not I was going to solo. Didn’t he know I wasn’t a real aviator? I was only a doctor, after all, and doctors weren’t required to solo.
It was too late to tell him anything. I was going flying." (Page 199)”
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message 9: by Michael (last edited Aug 31, 2017 09:27PM)

Michael Garvin A Faithful Son, my little novel has just won The Readers' Favorite Gold Medal. I could not be more amazed and happy about the nomination and now win. Thanks for the continued support. Congratulations to all of the nominees and winners.

I was also notified this week that my latest novel Aunt Sookie & Me by Michael Scott Garvin Aunt Sookie & Me has just been given the Five Star Seal from Readers' Favorite and is a nominee for next years awards. Feeling very grateful!

Silvia Michael, congratulations for receiving the 2017 Independent Publisher gold medal award for A Faithful Son. A well deserved honor for a beautiful story. ; )

message 7: by Nick

Nick Nolan Thank you, Michael. I'm always delighted to meet another Paul Monette fan! Congrats on the new book!

Michael Garvin JR wrote: "I tried to do you and Zach justice with my review, but sometimes when it so good, words fail me"

Thank you for your kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed the novel.
I really appreciate the feedback. Thanks again.

Michael Garvin Jax wrote: "Thanks for the friend-vite Michael. Wow, your book is getting great reviews. I've added it to my wishlist."

Thank you.
I hope you enjoy the novel.
Keep me posted.

message 4: by Michael (last edited Oct 07, 2016 02:51PM)

Michael Garvin Jax wrote: "Thanks for the friend-vite Michael. Wow, your book is getting great reviews. I've added it to my wishlist."

Please let me know what you think.
Thank you for adding me.

message 3: by Jax

Jax Thanks for the friend-vite Michael. Wow, your book is getting great reviews. I've added it to my wishlist.

message 2: by JR

JR I tried to do you and Zach justice with my review, but sometimes when it so good, words fail me

Michael Garvin Pavellit wrote: "Thanks for the friend request. Congrats for your debut novel. Looking forward chatting books. Enjoy reading, writing and building homes (I watch 'Million dollars listing'). Take care my friend!"

Thank you very much! I too design, renovate, & build homes.
Keeps me very busy.
Have a great weekend.

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