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Her most recent accomplishment started in the summer of 2015. Making her dad’s dream come true with publishing his works as well, as an emotional accomplishment. She is the 2016 local A.N.W.A. chapter (Snake River Writers) president, won NaNoWriMo and loves StoryMakers.

Teya has been writing for as long as she can remember. At a young age she lived on a street she affectionately named Hill Street Blues, which helped her creative writing. Her Family moved to Menan where she continued her love of writing. Her father would always be and will continue to be her inspiration, even after his untimely death in 2006.

She loves sitting in her soft chair next to the fireplace and watching out a big living room window. It gives her plenty of creative juice for stories.

She met the love of her life in the loft of a barn. Yep, that set up some teasing from her father. They have been happily married since 2003. They have four children and all are loving and supportive of her writing.  Her oldest daughter is following in her footsteps as a writer adding her own illustrations. She refuses to comment on the trolls in the closets and under the beds. She is active in her church, has compassion for others, and a love for all life brings.

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 One wrong step changes Jocelyn’s Prima Ballerina’s life in one step…
 

A single choice results in Jeremiah facing unbearable consequences…

 

 

When these two meet, it could be catastrophic or the answer to unspoken prayers.

 

Can love be tested too far? Will hearts soften and hurts be forgiven?

 

Or will too much loss be too devastating to find hope?

 

One thing is for sure, lives are about to change forever…

 
 
 

Q&A With The Author:

  1. Tell us about things you enjoy — what you do for fun or personal satisfaction besides writing?
    • I enjoy being with my family, hiking, and getting out into nature and being physical with the world around me.
  1. What is the thing you struggle with the most while writing? And how do you defeat it?
    • I do not have the word “struggle” in my vocabulary. It stops anything positive. We have a phrase in our home that derives from a favorite movie series, it is, “do, or do not, there is no try.”
  1. What are your future projects?
    • Future projects: Death by the slice- a romance thriller, Shadow movers- a trilogy, a couple “unknown titles” at this time, The wife (title unsecured)- suspense thriller, and a couple books of short stories.
  1. What is the “message” of your writing?
    • a message in my books, hmm. I think learning about oneself. Each one has something to think about and you see yourself how you need to change.
  1. Are your characters/stories/scenes, etc. based on anything in real life?
    • Are my character/ stories/scenes based on real life? YES!
  1. Have you done anything writing-related, besides actually writing your books, that seemed to get a lot of positive response? Something that encouraged you?
    • I speak to elementary kids about writing. It’s pure joy to me to watch there faces light up and be excited about the story wanting to break free from each one of them.
 
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When she was in Paris, Kimberley Montpetit spent most of her souvenir money at the La Patisserie shops with their beautiful and delicious pastries. She grew up in the fabulous city of San Francisco, loves all things chocolate, and now lives in a small town along the Rio Grande with her engineer husband and three sons.

She once stayed in the haunted tower room at Borthwick Castle in Scotland and didn’t sleep a wink, sailed the Seine in Paris, rode a camel in the ancient world wonder of Petra, shopped the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, and spent the night in an old Communist hotel in Bulgaria.

Kimberley also writes Award-winning Middle-Grade novels with Scholastic and Young Adult novels with Harpercollins under the name, Kimberley Griffiths Little.

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 A makeup artist for the Phantom of the Opera with a tragic past. A mysterious man hiding a scar worse than the phantom from the Broadway show.

Linden Adair is a talented makeup artist on the New York Broadway show, Phantom of the Opera, creating the hideous scar for the actor who plays the phantom every night. But nobody knows the deep scars Linden carries after the divorce from her husband, Mark Denly—the famous director of Phantom.

Why didn’t somebody ever tell her that marrying your director was a bad idea, especially when he has a wandering eye?

Desperate to get away after enduring several years of heartache and scars, Linden takes a cross-country trip to visit her best friend in Seattle. While driving on a deserted stretch of highway late at night, she hits a deer and crashes the rental car into a gully outside of Snow Valley, Montana.

A devastatingly handsome stranger with a tow truck rescues Linden and her smashed vehicle, but when she catches sight of him in the light, she’s shocked. Anton Baldwin possess a terrible scar on his face—just like the phantom she created every night for the theater.

But Anton is hiding more than the truth behind his scar, and during a whirlwind week while being recruited for a television show being filmed in Snow Valley, the secrets of this enigmatic man turn her world upside down.

When Anton helps Linden open up to the world around her, Linden wonders if the small town of Snow Valley might hold the magic she needs to heal the scars on her broken heart.

If you like sweet romance and second chance love stories, then you’ll love THE SECRET OF A KISS, A Snow Valley Romance.

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Q&A With The Author:

  1. Tell us about things you enjoy — what you do for fun or personal satisfaction besides writing?

It’s easy to be a workaholic in this business and your mind is always going, going with ideas and deadlines so to relax I have to leave my workspace completely. My kiddos are super fun and funny. We love to snuggle, make cookies, read books, go to the movies, go out to eat on the weekend, tell jokes, and can’t wait for family reunions with cousins far away at the beach or in the mountains. I also love having lunch with writer friends, or attending writer retreats.

  1. What is the thing you struggle with the most while writing? And how do you defeat it?

The biggest thing I struggle with is to actually get writing for the day. Inertia* is the HARDEST THING TO OVERCOME – IT IS EVIL! Of course, every day 10 new things come up that have to be done right away, or someone calls with a new crisis. Can I please have just ONE DAY where there are no appointments, broken cars, errands, appliances that need fixing, dental appts, shopping, bills to pay, or emergencies, and I can JUST WRITE ALL DAY LONG. It has yet to happen . . . I guess it’s called life!

*Inertia: Overcoming the terror of opening the Word document and begin typing actual words

  1. What are your future projects?

After my trilogy with Harpercollins was completed in 2017, I’m focusing on my sweet adult romance. My Secret Billionaire Romance series has been hugely popular and I have plans for at least two more titles this year. I’m also excited about a secret project I’m doing with Heather Moore Brown that will launch this summer. Gothic Romance! It’s going to be super fun, super awesome, and super romantic!

  1. What is the “message” of your writing?

I love writing clean romance about couples overcoming life’s struggles and griefs. Stories that inspire and uplift while delivering a heart-pounding adventure and swoony romance. It inspires me to know that I can push back against the raw and often insane world we live in and flood reader’s Kindles with good entertainment that people are craving. 😊

  1. Are your characters/stories/scenes, etc. based on anything in real life?

All writers draw from personal experience with loss, disappointment, love, discouragement, and self-doubt. I like writing about characters who are often braver and more courageous than I am when they take their life by the reins and plow full-steam ahead to create the life they dream about.

  1. Have you done anything writing-related, besides actually writing your books, that seemed to get a lot of positive response? Something that encouraged you?

I do a hands-on writing workshop called The Creative Diary that has turned out incredibly successful in schools. In only one hour using my Imagination Box and vivid story imagery, the students have written two complete stories. After leading them part-way through a story that they have to finish, the kids gasp with excitement and begin writing like crazy. It’s awesome to see their enthusiasm and how much they write in just ten minutes at a time – sometimes 2 whole pages! When I invite a few to come up and read their story aloud, I’m always impressed with how terrific and imaginative their stories are.

 

 
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An award-winning author, Jordan McCollum can’t resist a story where good defeats evil and true love conquers all. She writes stories about love, lies, secrets and sometimes spies, and she helps writers craft their fiction to make their stories and their prose more engaging.

All four of the novels in her Spy Another Day series were named finalists in the Whitney Awards, a juried prize. Spy by Night is a prequel to the other novels in the series.

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“After watching her parents’ marriage crash and burn, CIA operative Talia Reynolds doesn’t believe in “happily ever afters.” Besides, her job entails eighty-hour weeks, juggling a dozen covers and disguises, and tracking down a dangerous Russian spy ring. She hardly has time for romantic entanglements, even if she could let her guard down enough to get close to anyone. But all the rules she lives by could be broken when she meets aerospace engineer Danny Fluker.

Danny moved to Canada for a great job — and a chance to start over after a bad breakup. Dating definitely isn’t in his plans . . . until beautiful and enigmatic Talia throws a perfect storm right in his flight path. When he catches a glimpse of the real woman behind her façade, he has to get to know her better.

Talia has to find a Russian spymaster before he figures out she’s not who she claims, and failing to keep her two lives separate in the process could mean the death of more than just her budding relationship. Danny has to decide if a future with Talia — and facing the past — is worth the risk of getting hurt again. If they can break through the barriers keeping them apart (and avoid a major international catastrophe), they just might have a chance at being happy together.”

 

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 Q&A With The Author:
  1. Tell us about things you enjoy — what you do for fun or personal satisfaction besides writing?

Besides . . . writing? I don’t understand the question 😉 . Writing really is my favorite. I also like to read, knit and make music.

  1. What is the thing you struggle with the most while writing? And how do you defeat it?

Probably self-doubt. I try to channel it into a drive to make my story better!

  1. What are your future projects?

I’m working on the third book in my Saints & Spies series (different series than Spy by Night) as well as a contemporary YA novel.

  1. What is the “message” of your writing?

I believe that fiction can entertain and change lives. I believe in real characters who grow and change, and that they can help us become better people, too. I want to make the world a brighter place one story at a time.

  1. Are your characters/stories/scenes, etc. based on anything in real life?

The setting of the Spy Another Day series was inspired by a vacation I took to Ottawa as a teenager. My contemporary YA was inspired by a true story (but isn’t that story) about an excellent mountaineer who died while climbing. And then of course everything from expressions to phrases to personalities of people I’ve known shows up in my characters! (If someone is blinking in a way that sends a message? That’s me. I have a whole blink language.)

  1. Have you done anything writing-related, besides actually writing your books, that seemed to get a lot of positive response? Something that encouraged you?

I’ve presented classes on writing craft at several writing conferences. The highlight of these was being the keynote speaker at the American Night Writers’ Northwest Writers Retreat at a beautiful spot on the Washington coast!

 
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Alison is the author of the White Rose series and the New London books, and is a member of the Australian Crime Writers Association.

She has served in both the Australian Army Reserve and the Royal Australian Air Force, and now lives in Tasmania with her family.

Alison is a self-confessed stationery junkie, loves forests, and drinks too much tea.

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Have you ever enraged a murderer?

Redhead Nell, a civilian psychologist with the US Navy, takes her dream job at a submarine base to escape a protective family and build a life of her own. Meeting James, the handsome skipper of the submarine Scottsdale, is a bonus she hadn’t expected.When Nell is attacked after a body is pulled from the local river, two investigations swing into motion, with no obvious link between them. The killer plots to keep the cases separate and conceal the damning secrets from his past that would lead to a connection, and his demise.

As his attempts to complete the cover-up fail, his frustration and rage turn toward the person who stands in his way.

The redhead shrink

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Q&A With The Author:
  1.      Tell us about things you enjoy – what do you do for fun or personal satisfaction besides writing?

I love to visit the botanical gardens in the city where I live. My favourite section of the garden is the woodlands, which is full of trees from around the world. It’s beautiful at any time of the year and I find it relaxing and uplifting to spend time with nature.

  1.       What is the thing you struggle with the most while writing? And how do you defeat it?

I have a tendency to spend time too much time going through scenes in my head before writing them – otherwise known as daydreaming. I have to force myself back to earth and to my desk – it’s all about will power!

  1.      What are your future projects?

At the moment I’m editing the third and final book of the New London series (Seeing Red is the first) and then I’ll be writing a book based around motorsport. I also have another manuscript waiting to be edited. Plenty to do!

  1.      What is the “message” of your writing?

The overall message of my stories is good always wins and love can overcome any obstacle if you give it a chance.

  1.       Are your characters/stories/scenes, etc based on anything in real life?

I quite often find inspiration for the crime aspect of my books in news reports. I don’t use the exact same event, but it will trigger an idea based on the general scenario, e.g. espionage involving selling secret plans. Seeing Red was a result of my love for the movie The Hunt for Red October. I wondered about the lives of those who are left on shore when sailors go to sea, and the story grew from there.

  1.       Have you done anything writing-related, besides actually writing your books, that seemed to get a lot of positive response? Something that encouraged you?

I get great support from my work colleagues and they threw me a little party (during one of our breaks) when I launched my latest book. It turned into a short book talk and discussion, and their genuine interest and comments are something I’ll never forget. It was both humbling and inspiring to be honoured in such a way.

 
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Bestselling Author Bernadette Marie is known for building families
readers want to be part of. Her series The Keller Family has graced bestseller
charts since its release in 2011. Since then she has authored and published
over thirty books. 



The married mother of five sons promises romances with a
Happily Ever After always…and says she can write it because she lives it.
 
 
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Seeing the future is a curse that Abigail Weston has
carried her entire life. Knowing how and when someone will be hurt, or the
whereabouts of missing people, haunts her enough to move away from the town
that no longer trusts her.
When real estate developer Carson Stone meets the intuitive
Abigail, he can’t help but feel the connection to her and wonder if love at
first sight is possible, especially since they share a passion for old
buildings. She believes they all should remain, while he builds new ones in their
place.
No matter Abigail’s feelings for Carson, knowing that their
future is to be together does not ensure them a happily ever after, especially
if she can’t figure out what the other side is trying to show her–because in
her visions Carson’s future is dark and cold.

 

 

  
Top Ten List:
 
1.   Tell us about
things you enjoy — what you do for fun or personal satisfaction besides
writing? 
a.   I have recently
taken up loom knitting. I do this when I leave my office each night. I also
enjoy yoga!
 
2.   What is the thing
you struggle with the most while writing? And how do you defeat it? 
a.   Really the only
struggle I have is getting enough time to write. I’m the CEO of 3 companies and
that takes a big chunk of my time. 
 
3.   What are your
future projects? 
a.   I am currently
working on 3 projects. My 8th Walker Family Series book called Beginnings, a new
paranormal romance called The House on Whisper Hill, and a Christmas romance, A
Christmas Wedding Bouquet.
 
4.   What is the
“message” of your writing?
a.   My purpose in my
writing is to give everyone who reads my novels a moment of happily ever after.
I like to walk away from books feeling refreshed and hopeful.
 
5.   Are your
characters/stories/scenes, etc. based on anything in real life? 
a.   I find that it’s a
game to me to trickle in some real life into every story. So if I know you
personally, you might be there!
 
6.   Have you done
anything writing-related, besides actually writing your books, that seemed to
get a lot of positive response? Something that encouraged you? 

 

 

a.   My blog, This House
of Boys, is a great writing release that gets many great reviews. It’s about
raising 5 teenage sons. Also, I wrote a lot in high school, which was always
met with great feedback and I went on to study journalism in college.
 
 
 
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Lillith Black lives in Southern California, where she
enjoys sun and warm weather and writes urban fantasy and paranormal romance.
She loves a good book; her favorite genres are paranormal romance, sci-fi and
fairy tales. Her favorite shows include Doctor Who, Stranger Things and
X-files. Her favorite book hero is Sherlock Holmes and, when she travels, she
spends her evenings in the hotel room binging on Forensic Science.She is currently working on a vampire romance Love Me or Bite Me.

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He was born to love her, but will she allow herself to be
loved?
 



Amaris comes from a poor broken family where she was never
loved. On the night of her 19th birthday, she meets Gustavo, handsome,
eloquent, wealthy. When he tells her that he is destined to love her, she rejects
the idea, but the mysterious sparks that fly every time they touch, stop her in
her tracks.

Gustavo reveals to Amaris that they both belong to an
ancient order of the Moon, and he is born to be only with her, to love and
protect her. When she falls violently sick, and only Gustavo knows how to save
her, they are forced to travel across the world where Amaris discovers her true
self and wakes up the powers that could start a war between two feuding ancient
clans.
When the fight breaks out, and Gustavo and others are
kidnapped, Amaris has to accept who she is and step into her power to save the
ones she loves.

 

 

 

Q&A With The Author:
1.
Tell us about things you enjoy — what you do for fun or personal
satisfaction besides writing?
a.
I love to sing and go to karaoke any chance I get. I also have a
karaoke app on my phone
b.
I love reading and can get easily lost in a book for hours, not
hearing anything that’s going on around me
c.
I do yoga and tai chi – they make me strong, flexible and happy
 
2.
What is the thing you struggle with the most while writing? And
how do you defeat it?
a.
Getting distracted by the social media and household chores. To
combat these, I go to the library where all I do is write, turn off the wifi on
my computer and put my phone on airplane mode. I also remind myself that if I
feel like procrastinating that means I’m dealing with fear and there should be
no fear in writing.
 
3.
What are your future projects?
a.
I’m about to release my vampire romance novel “Love Me or Bite
Me” and I began to write second installment in my YA series, the Sleepwalker
Chronicles. This year I’m also planning to write and publish 2nd
book in the Gifted by the Moon series and 2nd book in the Love Me or
Bite me series. In 2019 all 3 series will get complete with the 3rd
book in each.
 
4.
What is the “message” of your writing? 
a.
The message in my books is the message of empowerment. I want
young women to find their voice, their strength, their light and then shine it
onto others. As much as my books are about romance, my heroines are no damsels
in distress. They are strong and can take care of themselves. Their men are
proud to be by their sides.
 
5.
Are your characters/stories/scenes, etc. based on anything in
real life?
a.
Since my books are all in a paranormal realm, the characters in
them are all made up, but I do get influenced by the character traits of people
around me and some of the experiences from my own life. I do like for my
stories to take place in real places, so far I have “visited” Sweet Home, Oregon,
Canadian Rockies, Malibu, California, Quito, Ecuador, Denver, Colorado and
Seattle, Washington.
 
6.
Have you done anything writing-related, besides actually writing
your books, that seemed to get a lot of positive response? Something that
encouraged you?
a.
I have done some fun stuff related to the world of writing and
books in the past few years. I have attended several writers’ conferences, been
part of a writing group, participated in NaNoWriMo and also shared a booth at
the WonderCon in Anaheim where I got to talk to readers and share my book. At
the last conference I got to participate in a late-night critique circle led by
my editor, Robert Yehling, and it was lot of fun interacting with other
authors, giving them perspective on their work and cheering them on.

 

 
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Ines Bautista-Yao is the author of One Crazy Summer, What’s
in your Heart, Only A Kiss, When Sparks Fly, All That Glitters, and Someday
With You. She has also written several short stories. Among them are “Plain
Vanilla,” “A Captured Dream,” one of the four short stories in Sola Musica:
Love Notes from a Festival, “Things I’ll Never Say,” part of the Summit Books
anthology Coming of Age, and “Before the Sun Rises,” part of the Ateneo
University Press anthology Friend Zones.
She is the former editor-in-chief of Candy and K-Zone
magazines and a former high school and college English and Literature teacher.
She is also a wife and mom who lives in the Philippines with her husband and
two little girls. Her books are available digitally on Amazon and Buqo.ph.

 

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Twenty-four-year-old photographer’s
apprentice Regina has always felt like the plain, dull orange next to the shiny
red apple that is her best friend Lana. But then she meets Ben—the first guy to
ever break Lana’s heart, and the first guy to ever make Regina feel that he
only has eyes for her. 



As Regina finds herself falling hard for Ben, she also
finds herself breaking all the rules of best-friendship. Will she give up the
love of her life for Lana, or will she finally realize that she deserves her
share of the spotlight, too?












 

 

Snippet:
When she slid
into the driver’s seat, she leaned her head back, closed her eyes, and took a
deep breath, allowing herself to sink into the semi-darkness. What had just
happened here? She reached for the cup of coffee, took a sip, and noticed, in
the dim light coming from the lampposts outside, that there was something
scribbled on the cup in thin, black marker. Pulling it back and peering at it,
Regina noticed that it was a number. A phone number. And a name: Ben. That was
it. No message. No request to call. Overconfident worm. So why were her fingers
aching to reach for her cell phone and punch in those numbers? Why was she so
tempted to veer the car around and head back to El Tomador in the hopes that he
would be there waiting for her?
 
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Hannah R. Conway is a military wife,
mother of two, middle school teacher, and speaker. Her novels are a deployment
experience of their own, threaded with faith, and filled with twists and turns
sure to thrill, and encourage. Hannah is a member of the American Christian
Fiction Writers, and My book Therapy. She and her family live near Nashville,
Tennessee.

 

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“Life heats up for Leanna Wilson when an accident
claims her parent’s lives. Her dreams of a high profile law career are reduced
to rubble when she returns home to assume custody of her sister, Brie. Without
the financial means to take legal custody of her sister—or a binding will to
place her safely in her arms—Leanna’s future becomes more uncertain than ever.
Already prepared for a blazing custody battle, with less than capable
relatives, Leanna’s world is set ablaze when her ex-fiancé complicates matters
in an attempt to destroy her future and her faith. US Army, SSG Garrison Burke
has spent the last few years alone—balancing flag and fatherhood since the
tragic death of his wife. Facing deployment, Garrison is desperate to find a safe
caretaker for his son, Ezra—preferably anywhere but the abusive home he grew up
in. So, when Leanna Wilson walks unexpectedly back into his life, he’s not sure
if she’s a blessing or a curse. More importantly, Garrison cannot seem to
forget how he betrayed Leanna many years ago. Yet, as Leanna and Garrison begin
to run out of time, they start to see that the solution to their problems might
lie within each other, but will they forget the past and allow their broken
hearts to mend? As sparks begin to fly and their love is rekindled, a marriage
of convenience will either make their wildest dreams come true or cause their
best-laid plans to go up in smoke.”

 

 

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Snippet:
He twisted her arm tighter and she
yelped. “Let me go.”
“You may want to start packing
Brie’s bags now.”
“You’re hurting me, William.”
“Now you know what it’s like. To
want something and not get it. To love someone who won’t love you back. It hurts,
Leanna. You hurt people.”
He was at least partially right.
She’d hurt him. Used him to fund her bank account, much like he was now using
her to satisfy his need to control. Leanna twisted but couldn’t loosen his
hold. He pulled her closer.
“I’d take your hands off her, now.”
The voice, familiar, called from the front yard.
William jerked his hands away and
spun around. He paused, then let out a small laugh. “Ha. Of course.”
Leanna rubbed at the handprint on
her arm, then peeked around William.
A man in uniform, dress blues at
that. She sucked in a sharp breath, hand against her mouth.
Garrison. Her lips parted.
William stepped from the porch,
hands in the air, and then dropped them to his side. He bumped Garrison’s
shoulder as he passed giving a sidelong glance at Leanna before climbing into
his car. He winked before driving away.
Garrison followed William down the
drive with his stare. He turned his attention back to her.
There he stood, like a ghost. A
memory from her past, but he was very much in the present.
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ZINA ABBOTT
is the pen name used by Robyn Echols for her adult Golden Oaks series which
includes Family Secrets, the first book in the series, and her historical
novels.
 
Except for
the first year of her life, Robyn has lived in California. She started her
young life in San Diego and has had gradually moved northward. She has been
writing since she was in junior high school.
 
After
working several jobs, including that of being a rural carrier and union steward
for the California Rural Letter Carriers’ Association, she has spent years
learning and teaching family history topics. She enjoys focusing on history
from a genealogist’s perspective by seeking out the details of everyday life in
the past. Several of her family history articles have been published in
genealogy magazines.

She resides
with her husband in California near the “Gateway to Yosemite.” When
she is not piecing together novel plots and characters, she enjoys piecing
together quilt blocks.
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In 1868, Otto Atwell has a 160 acre
homestead near Abilene, Kansas and a limp as a result of an arrow shot in his
low back while with the 16th Kansas Cavalry on the Powder River Expedition in
1865. What he doesn’t have is a wife. Then again, what woman would want to
marry a cripple? 
Libby Jones comes to Junction City as a mail order bride. Not
only does the man who sent for her reject her, he tries to sell her to the
local brothel to recoup his fee. Otto offers to marry her, but she rejects him
in favor of a job with his relatives. 



Will Otto’s offer still stand when
trouble from Libby’s past catches up with her?
 
 

 

 

Snippet:
“Mr. Atwell, like your brother, you asked me to call you by your first
name. I will do so only if you call me Libby. And to answer your question, I
don’t think most women like hearing tales of pain and suffering, especially
about their kin, or if it’s only for the sake of glorifying in such matters.
Otherwise, I think women are stronger than you realize. I believe your mother
would want to know what you’ve been through, especially if it still affects
your life, rather than being kept in the dark.”
 
            In the silence that
followed, Libby took another sip. “I appreciate knowing your story, Mr.
Atwell…”
 
            “Otto. I just hope it
doesn’t give you nightmares.”
 
            “I doubt it will.”
 
            I suffer my own
nightmares.
        
 
            Libby swallowed and
chose her words carefully. “I appreciate knowing your attitude about tribal
people. As you can see, my native heritage is written on my face. There are
many people who look down on me because of it.”
 
            “I hope you don’t
think I’m one of them.”
 
 
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Valentine Countdown Blitz – 12 Days Of Clean Romance

Amey Zeigler
wrote her first mystery with her best friend in fourth grade. She wrote, the
friend illustrated. It also had a cute boy in it with spiky hair (because that
was the style back then). Not much has changed. She loves mysteries. She loves
romance. She loves suspense. She loves action, adventure and comedy. But she
wants it to have a happy ending.
Because she grew
up moving all around the United States, Amey loves writing about different
places. In her books, she explores the whole world.
Growing up, Amey
was always trying new things. She played violin, drums, flute, piano, all
before she was sixteen. She also discovered she didn’t have much talent for music.
When people asked
her what she wanted to be when she grew up, she was afraid to tell them she
wanted to be a writer because she didn’t know how to write.
She is so
grateful for her Sophomore year Honor’s English teacher who gave her a star and
five points (out of five!) for Voice on her personal essay. Otherwise, she
wouldn’t have had enough courage to pursue writing.

In her spare
time, she adopts stray furniture left on the side of the road, fixes it up and
gives it a new look and home. Amey lives with her husband and three children
near Austin, TX.

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Twenty-three
year-old investigative journalist, Andy Miller is armed with her many disguises
and creativity to take down the riff-raff of Saint Louis. When her stepbrother
is murdered by the mob, Andy soon discovers she’s out of her depth.
 

 

Enter Hugh
Donaldson who has reasons of his own for discovering the murderer. He’ll use
everything in his power to achieve that, including lying to Andy about his
past. Dangerous as he is attractive, his martial arts skills and his quirky
ways raise Andy’s suspicions.
 
Although Andy
balks at his lies, Hugh’s charms, twenty-inch biceps, and electrifying blue
eyes are difficult to resist. Striking out on their own, Hugh and Andy try to
outwit each other as they traverse North America tracking down people connected
to the case.
 
As clues
disappear and the body count climbs, Andy and Hugh must trust each other and
use their combined skills to bring the murderer to justice.

 

 


Snippet:
He stepped closer, lowering his chin,
giving her a deep stare. His eyes had a depth Andy had never seen before.
Knowledge and understanding and something else in those pupils.
“Your black belt won’t always save
you, you know.”
Andy turned away. He continued to
follow her.
For some reason, his persistence irked
her. She thrust a hand to his chest. Rock solid. “Don’t. I could take you down
if I had to.”
“I’m sure you could.” A cocky grin
started at one side of his mouth, before spreading to the other. “Goodnight,
then.” With a salute to her, he marched backward. When he rounded the corner
out of sight, Andy found her phone and dialed Carla.
“What did the guy want?” Carla asked.
“Karate lessons.”
“Are you sure? I think he was into
you.”
Andy changed the subject. “What did
your mom want?”
Before Carla answered, two men in
rubber masks rushed Andy, sliding up beside her, grabbing her phone and purse.
She immediately let go of the burner phone, but her tote! Everything she needed
was in there.

 

 

She was not giving up her bag without
a fight.
 
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