Mount Airy author shares lesson on giving, receiving in uplifting new juvenile fiction

MOUNT AIRY — This week marks the nationwide release of “The Flower Lady: A Lesson on Giving,” a lesson-filled, heartwarming new book by author John Floyd.

What is the true meaning of giving and receiving?

In “The Flower Lady: A Lesson on Giving,” a young boy is about to find out about them from an elderly lady in his neighborhood who is known for two things — her amazing ability to grow beautiful flowers and her love for giving them all away. Based on the true story of the author’s great-grandmother, “The Flower Lady: A Lesson on Giving” will teach and touch the kid in all of us.

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting or

Floyd is a humorist, a speaker and an author. He first did stand-up comedy in a school talent show when he was only eight years old, and he has been making people laugh ever since. For more than two decades, Floyd has performed for over a million and a half people all over the world. Along the way, he has worked with every comedian from Milton Berle, Soupy Sales and Tommy Chong to Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle and Jamie Foxx. He has also opened for such music acts as Michael Bolton, Frankie Valli, Chubby Checker, Herman’s Hermits, Styx and Martina McBride. Floyd says the men in his family have always been funny; he’s just the first one to do it on a stage instead of a front porch. He lives with his wife, Ann, and their dog, ButterBean, in North Carolina. To find out more about the author, visit his website at

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