Thursday, July 17, 2014

First Book

Many many years ago, long before I wanted to be a farmer, I wanted to be a writer.  I wrote several manuscripts, attempted to get them published, received rejection after rejection until I eventually couldn't take it anymore and didn't want to waste any more of my life chasing a dream.  So I put the books away, found myself a new interest and goal in life and never looked back.

Until recently.  From much encouragement from my ebook addicted daughter, I pulled the old manuscripts out of storage, reread them, fell in love all over again and have decided to self-publish them myself.  If for no other reason so that all the time and work I put into them did not land them abandoned in a dark and dusty corner of my closet.

I am starting with my first real full length novel, On the Mountain.  It is a historical western romance set in the Rocky Mountains of Canada.  Here is the synopsis for anyone interested in following the link to my e-publishing site.

"On a cold and still night, a frightened woman makes a frenzied escape down a wooded mountainside.  Fear is her only companion.  Silence is her only salvation. 
                Anna Nicholson had lived all her life under the shadow of prejudice in the remote village high on Mount Louis whose reclusive people were considered as wild and primitive as the wilderness from which they lived.  So when she awakes one morning to find herself in a stranger’s barn with a rifle to her face and no memory of how she got there, she is overcome with a gripping fear.  Yet, instinctively knew it did not arise from the big and burly cowboy standing directly behind the Winchester rifle or the other nine fierce cowboys who called the ranch home, but instead from a memory she could not recall.  One, she feared, in which she was the source.  Mistaken for a mute teenage boy, Anna is able to hide unseen and unheard from an evil she could not recall.
                Wade Haddock is the rough and tough but lonely cowboy who finds a frightened Anna in his barn.  Convinced the isolated wilderness was no place for a woman, he allows Anna to hide away on his sprawling Rocky Mountain ranch believing her to be a mute teenage boy.  While gradually succumbing to the bond growing between them, the wall around his guarded heart begins to slowly crumble.  Only to discover Anna’s deception.  And a memory that could destroy their love."

This is the cover.

To read a sample or to purchase the entire manuscript, please click here.  If you do, I sincerely thank you and hope you enjoy the read.  Two more manuscripts are being proofed and edited and will be published shortly so be sure to keep an eye out for those as well.  I will update this blog once they are available.

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