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Our Time on Route 66

Posted by on May 30, 2018

Featuring five unique short stories and novellas set on historic Route 66 in Texas. A gripping story of family betrayal, deep despair, and a young girl’s courageous triumph. MAGGIE’S BETRAYAL by Natalie Bright A young soldier leaves his new bride for war sharing their life through letters in this heartfelt story. WAITING by Rory C. Keel A down-on-his luck cowboy sees opportunity in a young widow’s neglected ranch in 1944 Texas. SUDDEN TURNS by Joe Nichols A Cherokee Chief predicts Mora O’Hara’s future as she travels The Mother Road seeking closure after a career related tragedy. SHOWDOWN AT U-DROP INN by Cait Collins Raylen Dickey learns the difference between her friends, lovers, and enemies. FEAR OF HEIGHTS by Nandy Ekle     Read It Now! Amazon     Barnes and Nobel Print...

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West Texas Christmas Stories

Posted by on Feb 21, 2014

My short story, “A Cowboy’s Christmas Blessing” was selected for the anthology of more than 30 heart-warming and humorous Christmas stories–all set in West Texas or by West Texas writers. WEST TEXAS CHRISTMAS STORIES Abilene Christian Christian University Press ISBN 978-0-89112-333-0 Glenn Dromgoole, former editor of the Abilene Reporter-News, edited this treasured collection of holiday stories. Some are delightful tales written in memoir format of Christmas’ past, several are fiction, and there’s also a few poems to round out the book, including an hilarious poem about fruitcake by Mr. Dromgoole. In my story, a hard-working ranch cowboy recalls the beauty of the season without being surrounded by an abundance of decoration and crowds. Other authors include Elmer Kelton, John Erickson, A. C. Greene, Don Newbury, Jack Boyd, Betty Davis, Carlton Stowers, and many others.        ...

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