When Mommy Loves Bama and Daddy Loves Auburn

What are a young brother and sister to do, when growing up in a "house divided?" A humorous take on the classic Alabama/Auburn college football rivalry is presented through the eyes of two young fans eager to navigate the often-turbulent waters known as "The Iron Bowl Day."

Spoofing the vintage style of classic children's books, this hilarious book features richly-colored, hand-painted illustrations. Definitely not just for kids, this romp is for anyone who truly understands the unique challenges of a mixed Crimson Tide/Auburn Tigers household!

Illustrated by Amy Lynn Stevenson

Available at Amazon.com, the campus bookstores of Auburn University and The University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa), Little Professor Book Center (Birmingham, AL) and The Dande'Lion Shop (Mountain Brook, AL).

"What a delight for kids and parents of split or mixed Bama-Auburn families! At last, a delightful explanation!" -Winston Groom, author of Forrest Gump

"It's great! For all of us Southerners that appreciate football, When Mommy Loves Bama and Daddy Loves Auburn is very entertaining… and so very true!"–Missy Mercer, author of Auburn University Cookbook

"This is a frank and honest look at an age-old rivalry that has torn families apart. Not since the East/West Coast Swing Dancing Wars has an American pastime caused so much grief. Now the healing can begin. Knowledge is power."–Wendi McLendon-Covey, comedic actress ("Bridesmaids," "The Goldbergs")

"Beautifully illustrated and riotously funny, When Mommy Loves Bama and Daddy Loves Auburn is sure to amuse (and strike home with) all who occupy that random and dangerous no-man's-land between Alabama's two favorite teams. I love it!" –Edward Renehan, author of Understanding Kerouac's ON THE ROAD, Dark Genius of Wall Street and other books

"I’ve written books about weird belief systems, cults, extremist politics, and conspiracy theories. I’m pretty sure that obsessive college football fandom has a place in there somewhere—and I know that Uncle Bill, with his bizarre ideas about Paul Finebaum and the Illuminati and his abiding suspicion of the Notre Dame rule, fits right in. Deb Hiett’s and Amy Lynn Stevenson’s When Mommy Loves Bama and Daddy Loves Auburn is a hoot—unless of course, it’s a Masonic plot, in which case you should be very afraid." –Arthur Goldwag, author of Isms & Ologies; Cults, Conspiracies, and Secret Societies; and The New Hate: A History of Fear and Loathing on the Populist Right

"Even if you didn't grow up in an Alabama/Auburn mixed household, you'll love the sweet humor of When Mommy Loves Bama and Daddy Loves Auburn. It's enlightening, incredibly entertaining, and eye-opening to see it all from the kids' perspective. If you've ever been caught up in a rivalry in front of your kids, don't miss this book!" –Kathy Caprino, women's success coach and author of Breakdown, Breakthrough: The Professional Woman's Guide to Claiming a Life of Passion, Power, and Purpose


 At a book signing at the University of Alabama bookstore

At a book signing at the University of Alabama bookstore

 Book signing with Auburn hat and a houndstooth skirt! Roll Eagle War Tide, y'all!

Book signing with Auburn hat and a houndstooth skirt! Roll Eagle War Tide, y'all!