Bud Hanks started writing short stories and poetry thirty years ago for family and contests. His writing began from capturing snippets of life situations and conversations along the way. A retired law enforcement officer and teacher, Bud moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas with his wife,
and started writing at the Northwest Arkansas Writer's Workshop. He belongs to the Ozark Writer's League as well as Ozark Creative Writers, where he has won numerous awards.
The Hope of Christmas (Seasonal-Christmas Anthology)
Christmas is a time for caring for our fellow man, for extending a helping hand and open heart to those among us who so desperately need it. It's also a time for self-reflection and realizing our own worth. Bud Hanks touches on these in six heartwarming Christmas tales in: The Hope of Christmas.
One More Time (Seasonal - Christmas)
If prayers are answered, Harry and Marcella Thomas, approaching their fiftieth wedding anniversary, know exactly what they want: a Christmas anniversary and reunion with all their children and grandchildren under one roof, before they follow through on a decision they've made for themselves. After spending the summer arguing, the three children reluctantly agree and predict disaster. Harry and Marcella believe if they can pull it off, they'll give their children and grandchildren a gift to last a lifetime. But will it work?