We are so proud to participate in the Tucson Festival of Books as Indie Authors.
We just received this letter from that organization.
“With over a hundred books to review our team had to make some very hard choices regarding the authors to invite to represent Indie Authors at the 2024 Tucson Festival of Books.
Congratulations, your book has been selected to participate in the Festival.”
The Festival will be held Saturday & Sunday, March 9 & 10, 2024
Well, the new book West of the Brazos is now available on Amazon! It is the second installment of the Ellie Dupree series. I hope everyone who picks up a copy will take a few minutes and give the book a rating on the Amazon site. And a nice little positive comment would be appreciated. 😊
I am already working on the next book in the Ellie Dupree Series called The Preacher Has a Gun. Ellie just seems to have a knock of running into people in trouble. Naturally she can’t stop herself from doing what she can to help. Of course, she always seems to drag Cole and Manny along with her into the fray. That’s my kinda girl!
Ellie Dupree and her best beau, Cole, are on the trail to save a young mother from Comanchero kidnappers. The killers murdered the woman’s husband and left her child to die in the wilderness.
The young Texas couple are determined to find the kidnapped mother and set her free. But they first have to save themselves from a band of marauding Comanches, seeking vengeance for the massacre at their village from those same Comancheros.
Ellie and Cole find plenty of evidence of the Comanche’s ferocity and thirst for revenge as they encounter the bodies of those misfortunate enough to be caught in the vengeance seeker’s path.
Just as they are preparing a plan to deliver the mother, they find two more individuals who will need to be saved as well. Twelve-year-old Amelia and her giant friend Simp have arrived in the Comanchero camp and are in as much danger as Lupita, the kidnapped young mother.
Nothing is ever easy for Ellie Dupree as she seeks to bring some justice to the Texas wilderness.
What’s Coming up Next?
Well, I’m glad you asked! Kaibab Publisher’s authors are still busy getting manuscripts ready for publication. West of the Brazos – An Ellie Dupree Novel, should be ready for publication sometime in September. It’s another rock ’em sock ’em adventure with Ellie and her best beau, Cole.
Here’s a sneak peek:
The Comanchero leader and the other men laughed as the young woman tried to fight back against her tormentors. One persecutor reached out and ripped her dress sleeve from her arm. The other man quickly followed by ripping off her other sleeve. The Comancheros howled with delight.
The woman fought back weakly but was in no condition to fight off the two prognosticators of her torment. The brutal men continued to poke and prod the woman. One man suddenly pulled a knife and cut into her dress. It ripped a long tear in her dress from her waist downward. She screamed in anger and fear. Their intent was obvious. One shot. It would take one shot could stop this attack. One lead mini-ball into the man’s chest and he would fall. It would take only one shot to kill the man who orchestrated this devilish attack on an innocent woman. Ellie’s finger touched the trigger, ready to pull and end the spectacle.
Yes, Ellie is always up to her neck in bringing justice to the savage land of Texas. And she drags Cole along with her to set things right. Hmmm. Kind of reminds me of my wife…
Stay tuned for more updates from other genres on the way from Kaibab Publishers!
Your humble blog Meister
Blogging is fun—if you have something relevant to say. Otherwise it’s tedious. Fortunately, I always seem to have something to say. If I don’t, I just go to my best friend, and fellow author, Dave Hale, and he ALWAYS has something to say.
Today, Dave said he is driving his wife Carole home to Denver. She broke her foot while walking a trail and now has a couple of plates and titanium screws in her foot and ankle. Ouch! But now she has bragging rights over Dave since she has more metal in her foot than he does in his! Ain’t marriage grand?
So, me being the kind soul that I am called Dave and reminded him I still needed some info from him to put up on the website. (I really don’t put up anything—Pat does because she is the web guru and I’m, well, I’m not). I know Dave has his hands full with Carole (no pun intended, Carole) but I have needs too!
This little blog shows just a sample day in the life of us big-time authors and how we get our work done. I talk about it on the blog and hope Dave comes up with a spectacular answer.
As an aside, I was writing part of the sequel to a book and found myself getting overly emotional because of what some of the characters go through in the story. You see, Dave and I are really invested in our characters. When they laugh, we laugh. When they cry, we cry. When they win the lottery, we get nothing!
So, what have we learned so far today? Probably that Dave and I are just too darn emotional when it comes to our fictional characters. Oh, and Carole is interrupting our flow of communication because of the surgery on her foot. Some people will do anything to get some attention!
But we love you, Carole. Please let Dave come out and play with me—after your foot heals, of course. We still have a lot of writing to do…
No one ever thinks after building a good life with someone they love that they will have to start over, but that is exactly where Margaret Brooks finds herself. The death of her husband of thirty-plus years leaves her grief-stricken and uncertain about the future. Her children recognize her struggle and step in to take care of her. However, it’s not so much taking care of as taking over!
Margaret realizes she must strike out on her own to find her way as a newly single middle-aged woman. She plans a great escape and trades in palm trees and sunshine for a small town with four distinct seasons.
As she navigates the transition from married to single, daily challenges and quirky neighbors make her new life an adventure. An adventure she finds she is more than capable of handling.
Seventeen-year-old Elenore (Ellie) Dupree had to grow up fast – and hard, after professional raiders ambushed her family and friends’ wagon train. The pilgrim travelers headed to Texas to start a new life full of dreams and possibilities for a grand future. But these soulless killers dashed any chance of a bright future on the banks of the Brazos River.
Ellie narrowly escaped the carnage and vowed to find the men who committed the atrocity. But she needed saving herself first, and that came in the form of Cole Travis and Manny de la Vega, who found her soaked and shivering body several yards from the Brazos. Cole and Manny promise to help her, if only because they believe she is completely ill prepared for such a task. Along the way, they make an unlikely alliance with the crusty old frontiersman, Stumpy, and his Indian wife, Hitssaku.
When it becomes know that Ellie’s mother and sister may have survived the attack, she is relieved but terrified. The men plan to sell her mother and sister into the hands of the mastermind of the attack. She is now even more determined to catch the killers and kidnapers and see that justice is done—Texas style.