Peanut Butter For Cupcakes – Donna Aviles

Author Interview: Donna Aviles

I would like to introduce Author Donna Aviles, the winner of the B.R.A.G Medallion

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Donna please tell us about your book, Peanut Butter For Cupcakes.

Hi Stephanie! Thank you so much for the opportunity to share my book with your readers.

Peanut Butter For Cupcakes is the true story of my Grandfather, Oliver Nordmark, and his struggle to raise his six children during The Great Depression after the sudden and tragic death of his wife Estella. May, Bud, Oliver Jr, Margaret, Jim and Benny are all under the age of 10 as the story begins. With their mother gone, they will learn their life lessons from their Dad, who never had a real parent of his own – having been orphaned at age six.

It is a social history of this very difficult period in America and puts a real face, specifically on the children, of that era. It is also a testament to the perseverance of the human spirit and proof that “boys will be boys” regardless of money, possessions or position – or the lack thereof. Although rightfully sad at times, there are also many lighthearted moments and tales of shenanigans that will have the reader laughing along and perhaps recalling similar hi-jinks of their own! The story ends in 1940, however there is an epilogue for each character so that the reader is not left with unanswered questions.

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