Born and raised in the Missouri Ozarks, Travis Prewett has always loved the stories and characters of the region. A lifetime of exploring the rivers and hills around him fostered a love for the contryside he calls home. Listening to his father’s and grandfather’s tales of adventure made him a storyteller, but his mother’s encouragement made him a writer. He still lives in those Ozark Mountains, teaching English during the school year and tending an obstinate garden in the summer.
Ray Sanders is the Lawnmower Man. Living out his retirement years cutting grass and drinking sweet tea, everyone in town recognizes the good-natured old timer on his beat-up riding mower. Ray has little in his life to worry about aside from his wife’s grocery bill, but nothing can last forever. Having drawn the attention of the one family in town with nothing to lose, Ray becomes the target of some trouble.
Lucky to survive a close call, Ray finds himself hobbling around without a mower or a purpose. Covered in bandages, Ray has to learn for himself that there is more to life than mowing lawns. Looking beyond the growing grass, Ray is able to see what it should mean to live in a small town. With his humorous observations of friends and neighbors, Ray shows us you are never too old to stop growing.