Sunday, October 24, 2010

Do You Just Follow or Do You Shine with Individuality?

Have you ever been in a room with a few friends or a part of a group that believed something that you didn’t agree with? You felt like the world was against you. It’s an uncomfortable and disheartening feeling. It was one of those pivotal moments in life where you either stood up for your opinion and be heard, even if it means that you disagree with the majority, or just go along with the crowd.

In my second installment of the Sister Mary Olga series, "Babes in Bucksnort", there is an underground movement a foot. Reverend Billy-Bob Blunthead and his wife Pinky Poo are about to garner sympathy from the masses at his parish. They are a team that will definitely cause a hilarious theatrical stir for the entire town that you don’t want to miss. Their message is simple… Rid the town of Bucksnort of the homosexual menace that is upon them and no one is safe! Watch your neighbors carefully!

Sister Mary Olga has been witness to the underlying tension of the community. She offers this wisdom to her Advance Holiness class that she would like to share with you:

“I would caution you to take care with your personal testimonies of grace. Not everyone has the same beliefs. We must treat every person with respect even though we may think that we know a better way. All religious beliefs can be valid. God only knows that I’ve had some challenges with regard to that within my own Christian faith. Some of our so-called Christians have forgotten the message of love and forgiveness that Jesus has brought upon us. Perhaps that would be a good place to start.”

Sister Mary Olga always seems to bring problems and conflicts into perspective by focusing on the goodness behind the intentions of all involved. Even though there is seriousness about the disagreement between the townspeople, there is also honesty and humor that stays true to each individual of Bucksnort.

What happens with Sister Mary Olga and the cast of wily, fun loving individuals of Bucksnort may surprise you. Start reading the side splitting, hilarious saga today to find out what happens with your favorite characters.

Sequel to "The Sister of Mary Olga Fortitude" is published and That Would Be "Babes in Bucksnort"

Fans of "The Misadventures of Sister Mary Olga Fortitude" have said, “We couldn't put it down! When it was all over, we wanted more. We can't wait for the next book in the series!”

Fortunately, you won't have to wait long. The sequel to Misadventures is out. Whether or not you've read Misadventures, you'll be able to dive into the deliciously zany new tales without missing a beat.. Of course, you'll undoubtedly want to back up and read the first book, so that you can find out what outrageous stories have come before. Let me tell you a little bit about the new book.

"Babes in Bucksnort" is the sequel to the highly praised "The Misadventures of Sister Mary Olga Fortitude". Once again the unconventional bourbon-swilling, chain-smoking nun will spin outrageously funny new tales about the residents of Bucksnort, Wisconsin while she tests the will of a reformed prostitute who just happens to be her Reverend Mother.

Unfortunately there is trouble brewing in the Snortlands. The nasty and notorious town busybody, Priscilla Bunhead, goes on a crusade to stamp out what she calls the gay menace. That's when she convinces her millionaire friend, Mildred Mayflower, to give away her fortune in order to bring the Reverend Billy-Bob Blunthead and his Born Again or Burn Forever Disciples for Jesus to town to do the job. It will be an uphill climb for them as the closet doors of many gay people in the Snortlands burst open.

Billy-Bob and his wife, Pinky Poo, will have another battle on their hands when Dimples Dufus, the heiress to the Mayflower fortune, arrives on the scene. They'll also have to reckon with a mysterious woman who channels an entity who challenges the hateful and hypocritical agenda of this spokesman for Jesus.

In between the laughs, Sister Mary Olga continues to dispense nuggets of spiritual wisdom during her classes in Beginner's and Advanced Holiness. Just don't take seats near the flatulent child named Fartley Dinkledorf or his lecherous one-hundred five year-old grandfather, Poopsy. The bottom line is that everyone is welcome in Sister Mary Olga's classes. Join the diverse cast of characters for a joy-ride that will tickle your funny bone until it aches.

Look for "Babes in Bucksnort" through In the meantime, I am polishing up the next books in the series. Sister Mary Olga promises to be with you for one home run after another.

Friday, October 22, 2010

News about Davis Aujourd'Hui Syracuse in New York

New York News from — June 17, 2010

Syracuse, NY, June 17, 2010 --( Outskirts Press, Inc. has published "Babes in Bucksnort: Sister Mary Olga Fortitude Book 2 by Davis Aujourd'hui, which is the author's most recent book to date.

The 6.14 x 9.21 paperback in the Fiction Humorous...
Sister Mary Olga Book Series:

"The Misadventures of Sister Mary Olga Fortitude" (Book 1)

"Babes in Bucksnort" (Book 2)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Opposites Attract for Outrageous Laughter

What makes you laugh? Who makes you laugh the hardest? What was the funniest episode in your life that you can remember? Do opposites really attract?

Laughter is one of those free and extremely contagious emotions that actually has so many mental and physical benefits. It can improve your mood, body, and life. It lifts the spirit within us and our projected outcome becomes more positive and clearer than ever before.

Have you ever noticed that some of the funniest movies, comedians, and situation comedies that make us laugh is when there is a contrast between the main characters?

The Odd Couple springs to mind, along with other splendid classics of Laurel & Hardy and Abbott & Costello. The modern day, popular movies have filled this wonderful niche with hilarious road and cop buddy movies.

Think about it for a minute. It has been said that “opposites attract” for relationships, but it also attracts us to laughter and a period of outrageous fun. We seem to seek out others that are different from us. It brings an interesting balance to any relationship. There’s nothing funnier than watching what two or more different characters are going to do when a silly situation bombards them. Laughs, giggles, and even a couple of quick snorts will soon emerge.

What happens with Babes in Bucksnort? This is a perfect example of what attracts people and situations together. You won’t soon forget this cast of town players that make even the simplest day-to-day activities sinfully silly.

There are plenty of Bucksnort “opposites” that attract all kinds of mischief and laughter with this zany second installment of The Misadventures of Sister Mary Olga Fortitude. Sister Mary Olga has her work cut out for her as she disperses wonderful nuggets of spiritual wisdom, while keeping the town “opposites” from bringing down Bucksnort into a mountain of silly shambles.

Author Davis Aujourd'hui

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Author Davis Aujourd'hui makes a return visit our Podcast

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For the second week in a row, the Writers in the Sky Podcast will welcome back a previous guest as Davis Aujourd’hui sits down with Sarah Moore.

Davis first joined the podcast to discuss the release of his book, The Misadventures of Sister Mary Olga Fortitude. He is back to talk about the next book in a series featuring Sister Mary, Babes in Bucksnort. In this latest “misadventure,” the town of Bucksnort is all worked up over some visitors who come to town to dole out their own sense of social justice and Sister Mary Olga Fortitude is right in the middle sharing her wisdom about tolerance and inclusion.

Mr. Aujourd’hui will be discussing how this new book extends on the themes of his first release and what we can expect next in the series. He also will share some of the new characters he introduces in this second installment, who have unforgettable names and outrageous behaviors just like the men and women we met in the first Sister Mary Olga book.

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Title of Document: Book Review

Book Title: Babes in Bucksnort

Author: Davis Aujourd’hui

ISBN: 978-1-4327-4500-4


Genre and Target Market: fiction; humor; social commentary

Publication Date: 2010

Book Length in Pages: 202
Like the book that preceded it, The Misadventures of Sister Mary Olga Fortitude, Babes in Bucksnort follows the antics of the diverse residents who live in Bucksnort, Wisconsin as told by the hard-drinking, chain-smoking nun whose name graces the entire series. However, while the first book was intended to introduce the readers to the large cast of characters and establish Sister Mary’s belief in tolerance and unconditional love, Babes in Bucksnort now takes a more focused approach to the storyline and confronts the growing prejudice against homosexuality in the town.

Becoming increasingly concerned about the infiltration of gays and lesbians in Bucksnort, Priscilla Bunhead forms a group of like-minded citizens who are determined to chase the people who they believe to be perverts out of town. Their efforts are reinforced when Reverend Billy-Bob Blunthead brings his Born Again or Burn Forever Disciples for Jesus to Bucksnort for a large rally that is meant to galvanize the supposedly moral people to save their community. As readers will discover, Billy-Bob, Priscilla, and other dispensers of harsh judgment will face a stronger and more unified opposition than they ever expected.

In this book, Aujourd’hui continues to do an excellent job of sharing social commentary through his memorable characters. Reverend Billy-Bob immediately conjures up images of television preachers who use their claim of Christianity to make a fortune from condemning others. Lilliliver Lipstick, another new character to the series and sidekick to Priscilla Bunhead, reminds me of the weak child who stands behind the playground bully and quietly watches while her fellow students are belittled and beaten. And, of course, Sister Mary Olga is still the necessary voice of kindness and reason in the middle of a wild atmosphere. I imagine in more than one instance, readers will recognize a character in Babes in Bucksnort as an exaggerated representation of someone they know in their own lives.

As I read both published installments in the Sister Mary Olga Fortitude series, I realized that I was enjoying the content for two distinct reasons. First, Aujourd’hui creates men, women, and children with unforgettable (and descriptive!) names and even more outrageous behavior. I appreciated the sharp humor that the author employed to this end and found great entertainment value in turning each page and discovering what these characters would do next. But, I also enjoyed the important messages of love and acceptance that Aujourd’hui emphasizes, particularly through the teachings of Sister Mary herself. Once in a while, we all need mirrors placed in front of us to help us examine and rethink how we treat one another, and Davis Aujourd’hui accomplishes this through his writing. Babes in Bucksnort is a book that will make you both think and laugh, which defines a great read for me. Now, I just need to wait for book number three so that I can discover who Sister Mary will bring to task next!!!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Sister Mary Olga Takes a Much Needed Break

To keep everything running smoothly in a roller coaster life and gently reminding students in Advanced Holiness to remember their important morals and spiritual rules to live harmoniously by, it can be hard work even for a nun. Let’s face it, there are times that everyone needs a break, even Sister Mary Olga Fortitude.

It’s no secret that Sister Mary Olga has a couple of attention-grabbing vices of her own in The Misadventures of Sister Mary Olga Fortitude, but she will be the first to tell you that she’s not perfect. Life is an ongoing wonderful journey, and at times, a difficult venture to manage. Life is God’s universe and everything is perfectly ordered.

Sister Mary Olga doesn’t always see eye to eye with authority figures, with the exception of the Almighty of course. Her story may not seem that unusual or unbelievable; however, you haven’t heard it from a Bourbon swigging and Marlboro inhaling nun! You’ll find this story and entertaining narrator of genuine heart and side-splitting humor not that hard to love, but it will leave you thirsting for more. You’ll want to grab a quick refreshment for yourself, at least from Sister Mary Olga’s point of view.

The Misadventures of Sister Mary Olga Fortitude will take you on a journey from the Have A Heart Convent and around the small town of Bucksnort, Wisconsin. This story will grab your funny bone and not let go with the many stories and anecdotes of some very unforgettable characters. Mary Sister Olga will adamantly tell you that this story is a work of fiction. Or is it? You can be the judge of that.

It all started… sixty-five years ago on February 29th, on a leap year no less, little Mary Olga was born. Her desire to join the convent overcame her at barely the tender age of a girl. She followed her dream to become a nun.

Little did Sister Mary Olga know was that she would have her work cut out for her in Bucksnort. Follow her adventure, or rather misadventure, and meet all the colorful, zany characters for yourself.

As Sister Mary Olga would say, “Take a break” and read The Misadventures of Sister Mary Olga Fortitude.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Unforgettable Fun & Laughter in Bucksnort! Book Review of "Babes in Bucksnort"

*****(5 Stars) Unforgettable Fun & Laughter in Bucksnort!, July 15, 2010

By Jennifer Chase "Author of Dead Game & Compulsion" (San Jose, CA)

This review is from: Babes in Bucksnort: Sister Mary Olga Fortitude Book 2 (Paperback)

You won't be disappointed with Babes in Bucksnort because all of the outrageous, fun-loving characters are back in book #2 at the steady direction of loveable, chain-smoking, bourbon drinking Sister Mary Olga. She has taught readers, along with her town of parishioners of course, that sometimes it's important to take a good look at ourselves in order to make a positive change.

There seems to be conflict brewing in Bucksnort due to the range of truly unforgettable characters and their diverse activities. This time, Priscilla Bunhead along with her group of town nosey busybodies with the help from Reverend Billy-Bob Blunthead are determined to run out of town who they feel are perverts and undesirables. Following, is outrageous behavior and fun filled chapters that will keep you turning the pages to find out what happens next.

Aujourdi'hui has managed to create a satire series that will definitely give you mountains of smiles and giggles, but he has also masterfully woven important teachings of kindness, forgiveness, and true acceptance. The characters are vivid and it's highly unlikely you'll forget their names any time soon. There's a delicate balance of satire and reality that I feel that Babes in Bucksnort has accomplished perfectly.

If you want a fast weekend or afternoon read that's guaranteed to make you laugh, I recommend Babes in Bucksnort. I look forward to the next installment to see what Sister Mary Olga has in store for her and the town of Bucksnort.

-Jennifer Chase, Author of Compulsion & Dead Game

Sunday, October 3, 2010

What Makes You Happy?

Having lunch with good friends? Taking a nice long walk on the beach at sunset? Or, helping others who are less fortunate than you?

In my new book "Babes in Bucksnort", Sister Mary Olga has some wisdom into happiness and the best life you can possibly enjoy that I’d like to share with you.

“Now! I’m here today to tell you that it’s time to wake up and repent. This is the season of Jesus’s resurrection. Now, as always, he is here among us to lead us all to a better life. All it takes is to make a change in your attitude. Then you shall find yourself back on the High Way to God.”

How many times have you asked yourself, what makes me happy?

It’s the little things in life that seem to hold the most importance and happiness to us. It can be just a time that you went for a nature walk and you noticed the earth’s beauty for the first time, watched a baby take their first steps, or laughed until you cried with an old friend.

Take the time to enjoy life, the little joys and laughter, and change your perspective on the negative things that seem to bombard us everyday.

Sister Mary Olga says, “Perhaps you’d rather listen to some of my stories about the babes in Bucksnort and learn from their successes or their mistakes. Now! Wouldn’t it be easier than taking the elevator down that deep, dark shaft to a place of despair? All it takes is to be true to yourselves. Then God shall reveal all to you. Keep the focus on yourself and let the rest of the world go its own way.”

Remember, when you sit back and laugh, don’t forget to dip your toe in the water. You never know what wonderful things will transpire from that simple gesture.

Check out Babes in Bucksnort to find out the new adventures in the town of Bucksnort and what other wisdoms that Sister Mary Olga has to share with you along the way.

Author Davis Aujourd'hui

Sister Mary Olga Book Series:
Book 1 "The Misadventures of Sister Mary Olga Fortitude"
Book 2 "Babes in Bucksnort"

Friday, October 1, 2010