“I forget that you’re a fella sometimes.”

“Gee, thanks.”

I never forgot that she was a girl. Not for one second…

  1. 1959. The long, hot Southern summer bakes the sleepy town of Orchard Hill. Billy Ray Davenport, an aspiring physician and only son of an indomitable traveling minister, is a young man with a plan that starts with working in a small-town doctor’s office before he begins medical school in the fall.Handsome, principled, and keenly observant, he arrives in town to lodge with the Millers, the local doctor’s family. He never bargained for Lizzie Quinlan—a complex, kindred spirit who is beautiful and compassionate, yet scorned by the townsfolk. Could a girl with a reputation be different than she seems? With her quirky wisdom and a spine of steel hidden beneath an effortless sensuality, Lizzie is about to change Billy Ray’s life—and his heart—forever.

Son of a Preacher Man is available in Kindle, Apple, Barnes&Noble, Kobo versions, and from other ebook distributors. Print version will be out soon.


Son of a Preacher Man is the story of a 1950s man and his girl, and in a somewhat secondary way, it’s the story of a man and his father. Help me Dream Cast these 3 major characters for the film that will undoubtedly come into being someday 🙂 Extra points if you have ideas for actors still with us on the planet (none of my original ideal actors were, unfortunately!)

Here are some possibilities from me and my awesome Son of a Preacher Man launch-team:

Lizzie Quinlan: Late Teens/Early 20s, beautiful, sensual, draws the eye of men of all ages and isn’t quite sure what to do about that. Has a mischievous side. Deep thinker with a child-like curiosity about the world and a fierce desire to help women and babies. Think young, brunette Marilyn Monroe. Must be able to put on both good girl and bad girl personas.

Lizzie Quinlan(3)

Reverend Davenport: Billy Ray’s widowed father. An itinerant minister who has high expectations for his boy. Serious, knowledgeable, even intimidating, he has kindness and wisdom that are usually displayed to all. Does have a very human side, a weak spot where his only son is concerned.

Reverend Davenport

Billy Ray Davenport: Early 20s, handsome as sin, serious, kind, honest, observant, traditional—like Christopher-Reeve-as-Clark-Kent traditional. Gives off a vibe that still waters run deep. Must have heart-stopping smile.


What say you? Any ideas? We must cast Lizzie, the Reverend, and Billy Ray! (especially Billy Ray 😉  )


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