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William B Hardison Jr.

and Brandylane Publishers present

Dinosaurs in the Cornfield

Now Available at Barnes & Noble


Dinosaurs in the Cornfield tells the story of Billy, a young boy from the city, who visits his Amish-like grandfather on his rocky farm in a remote corner of Middle Tennessee.  As the two share unforgettable adventures, readers are magically drawn into the story as they recall long-forgotten, happy memories from their own childhood.  Those who tag-a-long with Billy will travel to town in Grandpa’s old rattle-trap pickup truck and discover an adult truth (aphorism) that “New” always stands on the shoulders of “Olde”.  They will draw water from the well and discover that no-one accomplishes a big job entirely by themselves. They will find a fossil embedded in a boulder and listen as the past speaks directly to them.


Whether the reader grew up in the city or in the country they will lace up their boots, grab their walking sticks and through the enchantment of Dinosaurs in the Cornfield rediscover the best version of themselves. 

Perhaps Grandpa says it best.  He always does:

Release Date July 15, 2018

           “Always be learnin’ who you are.  It’d be the only way that yer ‘I’ can ever be more than yer ‘Me’.  Knowin’ where you came from makes you part of somethin’ larger than yerself, and from yer beginnin’, you were meant t’ be larger than yerself.”



         Before you read Dinosaurs in the Cornfield, it may help if you learn about "legacy stories" and let me introduce you to Grandpa.

  Dinosaurs in the Cornfield is a unique form of story called legacy story.  As you read a legacy story, you are reminded of events and lessons in your own story. That's what makes the tales so unforgettable. The legacy story magically becomes your story. Use this link to learn more about legacy stories

   You are about to become acquainted with Grandpa. You will understand him better if  you know his background.  Use this link to get to get to know Grandpa better. 

In The Press


William Hardison is a retired minister and former adjunct professor of Christian Spirituality at Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond.  Known for his vivid storytelling gifts, he is a member of the National Storytelling Network.  Dr. Hardison is a contributor to, a nation-wide movement bringing fresh attention to the development of character in the lives of children through education.  Dinosaurs in the Cornfield is his first book. He lives in Richmond, Virginia with his wife, Carolyn, and two sons.        

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Holiday Bazaar


December 5th

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 pm.

Greenspring Retirement Community

A Holiday Bazaar

Wednesday December 5th, 2018

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Greenspring Retirement Community

7410 Spring Village Dr,

Springfield, VA 22150

A Book Talk


January 16th

6 p.m. - 7 pm.

Westover Hills Branch Public Library

A Book Talk - Meet the Author

Wednesday January 16th, 2018

  6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Westover Hills Branch Public Library

1408 Westover Hills Blvd,

Richmond, VA 23225



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