In this contemporary memoir, former one-percenter Big Bob tells, through Jody Dyer, a riveting, masculine, and emotional true life story of drama, angst, mistakes, relationships, and redemption. Ride coast to coast with Big Bad Bob as he escapes his neglected childhood in the tenements of Worcester, Massachusetts, and embarks on a decades-long journey that takes him to extreme highs and lows. Gain an intimate understanding of the innerworkings of broken families, biker gangs, drug culture, prison life, and true friendship as Big Bob evolves from hurt child to violent vigilante to criminal and, finally, to the good man God designed him to be.
Jody Dyer has gained as much insight as she has weight since publishing her last book, Theories: Size 12, Laugh! You know you want to. Readers will recoil then real as Dyer shares her middle-aged perspective on BIG topics like: online dating, the myth that is natural beauty, orthopedic bras, adults in college, group work, becoming your mother, teacher money hustlers with ADHD, "not pyramid scheme" direct marketing, redneck money-saving summer skills, modernized senior superlatives, God and prayer in schools, school field day with millennial teachers, men vs. women at work, filing taxes as a hesitant polygamist, why people don't like your baby, workplace etiquette, and the general inadequacies of males. Go on, get mad, but by the end of each Theory, you'll wish you could high-five Jody, hard, 1980's post 50-yard dash style.
Book description: Jody Dyer slaps humor on everyday life as skillfully as a veteran line cook throws country ham on a flat top grill. Readers compare her to Lewis Grizzard and Fannie Flagg, but Dyer has a unique, modern, edgy voice with Appalachian roots and universal appeal. In Theories: Size 12, readers gain a new perspective on marching bands, zoos, sports parents, teachers, outdoor weddings, tailgates, bicycle guys, and much, much more. Dyer says what we're all thinking but afraid to say, and she does so with a rare combination of fearless wit and literary finesse—a combination as lip-smacking good as pinto beans and cornbread. 

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Voted a "Favorite Read of 2013"by Adoptive Families Magazine.

Book description: "No one just adopts." From the very first steps of acknowledging adoption as a choice to the final document that seals the deal, Jody Cantrell Dyer paints a raw, warm, heartbreaking and eventually triumphant portrayal that narrates the entire adoption process through compassionate and humorous prose.

Author Jody Cantrell Dyer’s candor and soul color each page of The Eye of Adoption. She directly addresses the sorrows of infertility and the demands of adoption while consistently word-weaving a life rope of assurance, optimism, and laughter for her readers.

A middle-aged wife, mother, teacher, and writer, Dyer “tells it like it is” in hopes that waiting adoptive parents, birthparents, adoptees, and those close to them will find kinship through her story.

In this children's book illustrated by Tennessee fifth grader Parker Dubon, character Noah dreads his school's field day but learns a valuable lesson from his athletic friend Elliot.

"I love Jody's humorous approach to things in life. This is an entertaining story with a surprise ending." —Amazon reader.

Parents, Stop and Think is a small collection of thoughtful essays. I penned these when I was a public school educator. The essays were featured in school district newsletters and several Tennessee magazines.
The Pellissippi State Community College Creative Writing Club presents works of poetry, prose, flash fiction, artwork, and photography by club members and campus faculty. Pieces communicate contributors' creative perspectives of writing, of the heart, of the mind, of the spirit, of the self, of other and future possible worlds, and of this world.

Bring this dynamic project to your group or school. Participants compose, proof, edit, and design their own creative work in the form of a printed anthology. I provide step-by-step instructions, consultation, editing, and publishing services from the introduction to the book launch celebration. Projects can be semester-long or as simple as one submission from contributors. I can adapt the Anthology Project to meet your group's needs and timeline.

Discounts are available for book clubs, adoption groups, teachers (in-service groups/PD/class sets), social work agencies, libraries, Sunday school and Bible study groups, non-profits,
and other organizations.