Local Author, Joe W. Rowland

July 1, 2010 in Local News | Comments (2)

 TimidityWhen I Was a Boy

 Local author and hometown boy, Joe W. Rowland, published his first book, When I was a Boy, in 2002. It is a compilation of remembrances and memoirs of growing up in Wrightsville during the Depression. Originally published in a local newspaper, Joe Rowland’s collection of stories about growing up in Wrightsville during the 1930’s and 1940’s, is sure to captivate and entertain you.

His second book, a novel, was published in 2009.  Timidity, spins a spell-binding tale of murder, intrigue and retribution in rural Georgia.

Joe Rowland’s books may be purchased from the author. The price is $18 each, which includes sales tax and shipping. Please contact the author at:

P.O. Box 227
Wrightsville, GA 31096


2 Responses to “Local Author, Joe W. Rowland”

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  1. Comment by Joey Rowland — October 16, 2010 at 9:21 pm  

    Timidity is a story about a young boy who defies the odds that are stacked high against his mother to help her in when she is arrested for a crime she did not commit. In doing so, he helps to bring down a corrupt sheriff and his deputy while battling his own personal demons. Timidity is one of the best books I have read in recent years.

    When I Was A Boy is the story of a man who has both fond memories and some not so fond memories of his life as a child during the Great Depression. While growing up in his hometown of Wrightsville, Georgia during the 1930’s, the author explains the responsibilities he had to shoulder even as a child not in his teens yet, for example having to chop fire wood to help heat his house at night, delivering newspaper to citizens in his community, and also perfoming other tasks that most young kids today could not imagine. This is truly a must read for anyone who remembers the Great Depression.

  2. Comment by Deidre Ledford — July 23, 2009 at 12:40 pm  

    Excellent writer. Loved both books. Reader can’t put Timidity down until the last page is turned! Great work…

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