Something New!

Hello my friends! For the past too many years, I have worked on a very special project and finally, finally finished it. The story is so incredibly special to me that I rewrote it several times to get it ‘just right’. For those of you who know me, you know I’ve had a life-long obsession with World War II. When I was thirteen years old, I found a book in my Grandmother’s monstrous library. No exaggeration—she could have opened up her own library. Anyway, the book was about Auschwitz. She then told me about my grandfather’s service in the war, …

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Looking at the present: Bryan MacConnell, retired US Cavalry officer, hopes to find the one thing that’s eluded him—a family. When his home is burned to the ground, he gathers his grandfather and the old man’s best friend, and heads toward the unknown West determined to start a new life in the Cherokee Outlet in the Indian Territory. Looking for the past: Megan Floyd, orphaned as a child, is determined to discover the truth of her parents’ murder and the fate of her older brother. With her foster brother as an escort, she joins a small wagon train headed east …

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Wagon Train Recipes #2

As promised, here are a few more recipes from my upcoming book, Riding The Storm. Truth be told, most Native American tribes didn’t use seasonings in their ancestral dishes, which I find interesting. Would the food taste bland? Since I grew up and still live in Oklahoma, I’m surrounded by great Mexican and Tex-Mex foods, which lean toward the spicy side. Through my research, I discovered some of the Caddo secrets for making their dishes taste good. Believe it or not, one of the foods they used is persimmon fruit, fresh and ground. They pulverized the fruit into a flour for …

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Wagon Train Recipes

Hi everyone! In my upcoming release, Riding The Storm, Megan Floyd (the heroine) cooks several meals along the trail and I thought it would be interesting to share some of her recipes. Doughnuts are a sweet staple in today’s society. Everyone loves doughnuts. But, did you know doughnuts were also an easy dessert the women could make on the long trail west. Even better, they made a delicious breakfast the next-morning. I found a terrific website giving homage to many recipes from “Chronicles of the Old West” Here’s one of the recipes Megan used (originally from the Daily Missoulian newspaper): Put …

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