Stephen M. Goodrum

Author of

the romantic comedy

The Perfect Wedding Day...

At Amazon for $0.99 on Kindle and as a Paperback for $7.95
Available at Smashwords for $0.99 on all other eReader Formats

The Burgess family of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan,

had planned the premier society wedding of the year.

Their son, Alexander Burgess, was to marry Katherine Hatfield

of Brooklyn, Michigan, at the First Presbyterian Church.

Despite an entire year of meticulous planning,

the unpredictable nature of Michigan weather made for

a wedding no one would soon forget.

Rev. Stephen Goodrum's wedding novella

tells the story of what he says is the key to not only a perfect wedding,

but also to a great marriage:

"When it seems everything can go wrong, something good can go right."

    Cover Designs by Ruby J Design
Creators of Wedding and Special Occasion Invitations, Place Cards
See them on our "Preferred" Page.

My wife, Rev. Donna Goodrum, and I are wedding officiants, performing ceremonies throughout S.E. and Central Michigan.
Through the years we have seen a variety of humurous and memorable incidents.
Some have been included in this first book of fictional stories of The Officiant Books.

And author of the Action Suspense Romance

                         BLUE WATER DEAD

Kirkus Review

A lonely ex-Navy SEAL finds himself falling in love while battling terrorism in the Motor City. Trying to make a little extra cash doing PI work, twin photographers Al and Cane Majors inadvertently discover a clandestine meeting that involves the covert pickup of two pallets delivered via the Detroit River. What the twins have seen—and recorded—puts them in the sights of agents from the Coast Guard and Homeland Security whose motives have little to do with “national security.” The Majors turn for help to their church mentor, Vince Hardesty, an outreach counselor and former Navy SEAL who once protected Detroit’s northern border from security leaks. Vince reaches out to two people he hopes can save his city from a conspiracy that has wormed its way into an alarming number of local institutions: his friend Pat “Sandy” Sandelen, the DPD’s Homeland Security liaison, and the Spanish beauty Lt. Grace Venusuela Sanchez of the Coast Guard. As the threat of terrorism looms, Vince finds himself haunted by past losses and distracted by how quickly he’s falling for the alluring Lt. Venus.

Goodrum’s debut is noteworthy for the ease with which its characters interact and for its crisp, back-and-forth dialogue, which manages to be clever while moving the story along. The residents of Detroit come from believable molds, magnified for a slightly larger-than-life tale. The novel reflects a high attention to detail, especially as it concerns Detroit, a city that becomes as much of a character as Vince or Venus. It also makes fitting use of its thematic elements of pop music and Motown, with a story structure that mimics their spirit, keeping things fun and simple with an occasional twist. A crime novel that’s exciting despite its unhurried pace. ~~ Kirkus Indie

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