City Street Banners Welcome Scout!!

"It was a surprise for me to see the cover of my latest book and the upcoming launch party on sidewalk banners in Mountain Brook's Crestline community! What a thrill to have the community behind my work. Thank you to everyone and especially to our friends at The Emmet O'Neal Library," Jack said.

The library will host the official launch party for 'Scout's Christmas Adventure," Saturday, November 18, 2017, from 3-4:30 in the story telling room.

Little Professor Bookstore features 'Scout's Christmas Adventure'

Homewood, Alabama's historic Little Professor Bookstore has 'Scout's Christmas Adventure,' on store shelves! 

"What an honor to be featured in the Alabama author's section in one of our state's most popular locally owned bookstores," Jack said. "I've shopped there for years and we're now a three-generation Little Professor family!"

Book signing at Smith's Variety Store

Join the fun at Smith Variety Store's annual holiday open house, Thursday, November 9, 2017.

Jack will be signing his latest book on the front porch between 5-7pm.

Amazon Reviews Ranks 'Scout's Christmas Adventure,' 5-Stars

Customer reviews give 5-stars to 'Scout's Christmas Adventure,' in an early release of the children's book for sale online.

"I am deeply honored to know how much this book means for families and children, and a big thank you to those people who have reviewed the book," Jack said.

Library to Host Launch Event for 'Scout's Christmas Adventure.'

The official release of, 'Scout's Christmas Adventure,' will be held Saturday, November 18, 2017 between 3:00-4:30 pm as a public event hosted by Emmet O'Neal Library in Mountain Brook, AL. 

This free event in the children's section of the library is open to the public and children are of course welcome! 

School Children Submit Their Ideas for Scout, the Hero Ant

Children from across the Southeast submitted their own art work and story ideas for the main character, Scout, featured in, 'The Christmas And,' and in 'Scout's Christmas Adventure.'

The books were read at interactive classroom activities where each student was encouraged to write their "own book" about Scout.

This wonderful lesson is a great interactive teaching tool for schools and home school groups.

Children's book author, Jack L. Mauldin, discusses how his work, "The Christmas Ant," is unique, plus gives hints about the upcoming easy-reader, "Scout's Christmas Adventure," to be released in October 2017.

Watch this short video.

Books-A-Million Stores Welcome Mauldin's Book

Alabama-based book retailer, Books-A-Million, welcomed Jack L. Mauldin's work, "The Christmas Ant," with signing events, meet-the-author oportunities and shelf placement at central Alabama stores.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, in Memphis, TN, held an event to accept donated copies of, "The Christmas Ant." 

Dr. Mauldin partnered with the Edie Hand Foundation to provide enough copies of the book for every inpatient child.

Learn more in this brief video.

Jack L. Mauldin to Release Easy-Reader, Fall 2017

The latest book by Jack L. Mauldin, "Scout's Christmas Adventure," is set for release in October 2017. The easy-reader builds on the title character, Scout, who was introduced in Mauldin's book, "The Christmas Ant."

Well-known Smith's Variety Store Features "The Christmas Ant"

Smith's Variety Store, the well-known half-century-old novelty store in Mountain Brook, AL, hosted author Jack L. Mauldin at two events where his book, "The Christmas Ant," was featured.

Dr. Mauldin was invited for a day-long book-signing and invited again to participate in a children's play day, where several children's authors and their books were presented.

Jack L. Mauldin interviewed by, "Birmingham Time of Your Life," host Bob Mosca, about his children's book, "The Christmas Ant," and how he came up with the idea for the book. 

The segment also features Bob's grandson, Richie Poff, who helps by giving us his review of "The Christmas Ant."

Village Living Magazine Features Mauldin, Christmas Ant

Book's New Website Features Illustrations by JanaOvation

"The Christmas Ant," found a home on the web, with the debut of it's new site,

The site features art by the book's illustrator, JanaOvation. 

You can also follow the adventure on Facebook @TheChristmasAnt

Emmet O'Neal Library Hosts Launch Party for "The Christmas Ant"

Emmet O'Neal Library selected, "The Christmas Ant," as a children's book worthy of a party!

The formal book launch was an event open to the public and news media. It featured cookies with sugar crystals baked just as they appear in the book's illustrations. 

Author, Jack L. Mauldin signed copies and donated several to the library's children's book section. A copy was also placed in the archives of Alabama authors.