—– Justine Alley Dowsett’s Kadrean Authier Stops By To Visit With The Pukah


Everything happens for a reason… Four people. Four very different lives. Four tales interwoven. Meet Kenzie en Shareed, the High Clan Chief’s daughter who is sent south to fulfill a treaty by marriage only to marry the wrong man; Kadrean Authier, the Crown Prince who must come to terms with his new bride, even if he doesn’t much like the idea; Garron D’Arbonne, a noble Lord who has been commanded to marry a cool and aloof princess he doesn’t love; and Vivianne Chappelle, a young and ambitious woman who is in love with her abusive father’s manservant and must find a way to avoid having her entire future decided for her. Fate and wills collide in this Shakespearian-style romantic comedy about good intentions and their unintentional consequences.








I’d like to welcome everyone back.  Today, Justine is returning with Prince Kadrean Authier from Unintended.  Prince Authier, do you have a nickname you prefer?

  • No, I don’t. Though, my fiancée once called me ‘Kadie’ in public, but I think that was in an attempt to embarrass me. At least, I hope that’s all it was…
  • My name is Kadrean

Thank you, Kadrean.  Can you start us off with a little about where you were born?

  • I was born in Authera on the northern border of Ismera. It wasn’t until I was eight that my father, Raymundo Authier, took the crown and it was sometime after that when the family moved south to the capital city to live in the palace.

Since you come from a different world, I’m going to be nosy – are you human, or have any special gifts?

  • Uhhh… human. What a strange question.

Do you consider yourself to be a good or bad person?

  • I’d like to consider myself a good person and a good prince. When my father passes I will be King of Ismer and I hope to do right by my people.

Since you’re the heir, how would you describe your personality to your future subjects?

  • Charming, I hope. In all seriousness though, I’m a meticulous person with good attention to detail. I pay attention to my surroundings and I think I’ve gotten pretty good at reading people. Which really helps in my position, let me tell you.

I can well imagine.  I’m sure that being the monarch brings with it quite a bit of pressure.  How well do you handle the stress?

  • Of course. I have to be. Ismera needs a strong King and I have to set a good example so the people know they can trust me to lead them when the time comes. My father is a strong King, maybe too strong. He can be a bit domineering and harsh, even with me, his first-born. I can stand up to him when I need to though, and sometimes I need to when it comes to protecting my fiancée from his condescension.10.. Do you get along with others?
    Depends who you ask, I expect. People tend to have trouble picking up on my sense of humour sometimes. My ‘intended’ and I got off on the wrong foot when we first met. I think she’s coming around, though.

Definitely a plus.  It’s never pleasant having an enemy in your own home.  Especially when I’m sure you’ve a few in the court.  Any you can (or have) identified yet?

  • I’m a little concerned about Vance Chappelle. I know he’s up to something. There are always malcontents plotting against the royal family, but I suppose the real concern would be war. For now things are peaceful along our borders and I intend to cement that as best I can with my marriage to Kenzie, the Haldoram Clan Chief’s daughter.

What would happen if he were to complement you for no reason?

  • I know how the game is played. Vance compliments me often. Too often, which means he’s plotting something. I think he wants me to marry his daughter, Victory. Which is never going to happen. She’s got a voice like a cat in heat and her perfume is suffocating.

Would you consider her to be your only ally or friend, or are there others?

  • My sister, Margaret, is my closest ally and friend. She’s the only person who really understands me since we grew up together. It’s lonely being royalty, especially with parents like ours. Father is strict and unyielding and not exactly what I would call a ‘family person’ and mother isn’t much better.

What do you do if she insults you?

  • I would smile and laugh along. Margaret has a caustic sense of humour sometimes. At least with me. She’s not usually so open around everyone else.

Do you ever take time away from your duties to play the “what if” game?  If so, what animal would you become if you could?

  • As long as it’s hypothetical, why not? A horse, but not the domesticated kind. A wild stallion like the ones that are said to roam the Saegard Islands. I love to go riding with my sister. It’s one of the few times that we are able to feel free. There’s just something about running over open land with nothing in sight but trees and long grass.

I love horses too, and sometimes imagine myself as one.  In reality, though, is there anything you’d want to change about yourself?

  • Is it unfair to say my parents? I do love them, of course I do, it’s just that my life might have been easier without their constant attempts to control it.

Not unfair at all.  From the way you describe them, I can see where a few small changes would have made a big difference.

Prince Kadrian, thank you for letting Justine bring you out today.  It has been fun talking with you.


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Justine Alley Dowsett Stops By To Visit With The Pukah

Welcome, welcome.  Come on in, and find a comfortable seat.  Today, we’ve Justine Alley Dowsett from Windsor, Ontario Canada down to visit with us.  Justine, do you mind starting us off with a little bit about yourself and where you are from?

  • I’m an author and publisher and one of the owners of Mirror World Publishing.

Do you remember what sparked your interest in writing, and what led you to start your journey?

  • I began writing seriously when I was fifteen.  I wrote two novels while in high school. They were terrible, but great learning experiences. I started writing because all I’ve ever wanted to be was an author.
  • I’ve always read a lot, in both French and English. I can only presume that’s what caused me to want to be an author.
  • My first published book is Neo Central. It’s a YA dystopian science-fiction adventure with a bit of romance thrown in. I wrote it with the help of my sister and a mutual friend of ours. It started as a game actually. We wrote the first draft on a role-playing forum and later through extensive edits, I re-wrote it as a novel.

A fellow gamer-turned-author!  Never expected to meet another one.  Must sit down one of these years and compare notes.  As you progressed through your writer’s journey, do you have an instance that you look back at and say, “There!  That’s when I became a writer.”?

  • A writer, always, but an author… it wasn’t until I had published my first book and was holding the paperback in my hands.

::Chuckles::  Publishing anything is an accomplishment, and to get it into hard copy is even better.  Are you working on any projects that you can share with us?

  • My seventh novel, Unintended launches August 17th! It’s a Shakespearian-style romantic comedy about the unintentional consequences of good intentions.
  • Well, releasing Unintended on August 17th , then working on a top secret writing project while I focus on the rest of Mirror World’s Summer of New Releases. We have a handful more books slated to come out this year.
  • Of course! Here’s the short blurb:
    Four people. Four very different lives. Four tales interwoven.Meet Kenzie en Shareed, the High Clan Chief’s daughter who is sent south to fulfill a treaty by marriage only to marry the wrong man; Kadrean Authier, the Crown Prince who must come to terms with his new bride, even if he doesn’t much like the idea; Garron D’Arbonne, a noble Lord who has been commanded to marry a cool and aloof princess he doesn’t love; and Vivianne Chappelle, a young and ambitious woman who is in love with her abusive father’s manservant and must find a way to avoid having her entire future decided for her.Fate and wills collide in this Shakespearian-style romantic comedy about good intentions and their unintentional consequences.

I’m intrigued by your titles.  Do you have a method to select them, or do they develop organically as you write?

  • I have seven novels… most of the titles are a result of brainstorming, but a lot of the finished novels ended up keeping their working titles. Neo Central is the name of the city the story is based around and Unintended came about as a result of the unintended nature of the story. My sister, who is my co-author, and I didn’t know it was going to be such an unintended success.

With all the reading I’m sure you do as a publisher, has this affected your writing style, or do you manage to keep yours unique?

  • My writing is very focused on the characters and the dialogue. I like both to be believable and engaging. My novels are also pretty much always set in a fantasy setting. I like books that can take you away to other worlds. That’s why I opened Mirror World Publishing, so I could offer just that.

Sounds like you manage to keep your reading from affecting your writing.  Do you have any books or authors who’ve helped shape you into the writer you are today?

  • Anything by Anne Bishop. Her dark fantasy worlds are inspiring. Brandon Sanderson for his action sequences and Outlander by Diana Gabaldon for her romance and sense of realism.

Are any of these someone you’d consider to be a mentor figure for you, or is there someone else to fill that role?

  • David Eddings. His Belgariad series really got me thinking about world building.

I loved that series too.  It sounds like you’ve got a hectic schedule.  Do you find time to read for fun in there?

  • The Family by Choice series by Caroline Frechette. She’s an author and publisher like me, based out of Ottawa, Ontario.

Sounds interesting.  Is she the only indie author who’s caught your attention, or are there others?

  • Many! Mirror World Publishing just took on a whole slew of awesome authors. Sharon Ledwith for one, Rita Monette, Elizabeth J. M. Walker, Matthew Freake… the list goes on. They are all awesome and you can find them on our website. http://www.mirrorworldpublishing.com

From everyone that you’ve read to date, who’s your favorite author?

  • Brandon Sanderson, currently. His action sequences and world-building skills are unparalleled. If you like fantasy, I suggest his Mistborn trilogy.

I’ve had someone else recommend that series.  Definitely need to look into it.  Going back to your work, do you ever weave in messages for your readers to find?

  • As with all of the novels we publish, we just want to offer readers a chance to escape the mundane by offering them an alternative world to visit. Hopefully they learn something while there, but that’s not always necessary. My novels specifically tend to share a theme of overcoming adversity.

A message well worth delivering through any media.  Do you ever draw from your own experiences or reality to help give your work an edge of realism?

  • Um… very little of my books are realistic. The characters act like real people would, but the settings and the circumstances are often fantastic.
  • [As for using my experiences:] Only loosely. Sometimes I base characters or character traits on those I have observed in others, but most often everything I write is completely made up.

Do you have a non-family support group to cheer you on when things get rough?

  • It’s still family, but my co-author is my sister. We’ve been through it all together from the first book until now. We are both just hoping that Unintended will be a big success for us.

From where you are now on your writing adventure, do you feel that writing has become your career?

  • Yes and publishing.

If you were to start the journey over again with all the knowledge you’ve gained along the way, would you do anything different?

  • Absolutely not! I love the way Unintended turned out and so did the BETA readers. We’ve gotten some great feedback and I’m really excited about this new release!

What about the challenges you’ve faced along the way?  I’m sure there were more than a few lessons mixed in as well.  Any you can share with us?

  • Not really no. After seven books, I feel I’ve gotten it down to a science. Of course, I’m always learning and improving, but the basic skills are there now. Writing isn’t the hard part, marketing and getting the book to its audience is.
  • Staying focused. It’s all too easy to let a busy lifestyle get in the way, but it’s important to write every day or as near to it as possible to keep your head in the story.
  • [I learned] that I write better when I’m having fun with it. Writing Unintended was a blast and the fun my sister and I had is now filtering through to our readers.

All lessons I think every writer has to learn in their own time.  And, I’m sure many writers have to face sooner or later.  Did you have any challenges with the covers, or did you work with someone to have them designed?

  • Various artists. My favorite to work with is Sara Biddle. www.salizabeth.net. She’s done Mirror’s Hope, Mirror’s Heart and now, Unintended.

Last big question:  What advice would you pass on to your fellow authors?

  • Write every day. Seriously. It’s the best way to stay focused and motivated.

::Looks away a little too innocently::  Hmm?  I do agree, however about keeping your focus when you’re writing.

Justine, thank you for coming over.  Before I close out the interview, any final words for our readers?

  • Give Unintended a chance. I promise you will love it. It’s comedic, romantic and a true escape from reality. Go read it… go on, go. I’ll wait. J

I’ll help spread word as best I can.  Thank you again for stopping by.

If you’ve enjoyed the interview, and wish to connect with Justine, you can find her on the following sites:

Website, Blog (Mirrorworld Publishing), Facebook, and Twitter.



—- Elizabeth Newton’s Olivia Roberts Stops By To Visit With The Pukah

Why are strangers suddenly appearing in a sleepy North Carolina town asking about Lee Harvey Oswald? What do they have to do with widow Olivia Roberts? Why is her neighbor and friend Bill Horton so dead set against her traveling to Dallas, Texas? When she journeys from her North Carolina home to Dallas in search of answers to questions from November 22, 1963 she learns more than she ever expected. “View from the Sixth Floor: An Oswald Tale” is a story of “what-ifs”? What if the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963 was a conspiracy? What if accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald was innocent? What if someone knew the truth and could prove it? What if someone you trusted turned out to be hiding a secret so big it could change history? This is a tale of friendship, love, political intrigue, and murder.



Today we are welcoming Elizabeth back, and she has brought with her Olivia Roberts.  Welcome ladies, I’m excited you could make it in today.

Olivia, may can you share a little about yourself?

  • I was born outside of Asheville North Carolina and I’m a good person who got caught up in a bad situation.
  • My parents were very conventional. Conservative, church going folks, my father served in the Army before marrying my mother who wanted to be a wife and mother. They wanted my life to be better and insisted I go to college. They were not happy when I began to date my late husband because he had a bad boy reputation.
  • I grew up in a very small and close knit community. I married my high school sweetheart. I was a high school cheerleader. I did Girl Scouts and 4-H and Future Homemakers of America. Everything was as American as apple pie.

Did your personality help you develop how you handle pressure?

  • I was a teacher before I retired.
  • Well, I’ve always seen myself as conservative. I was a wife and mother and now a grandmother. Recently I’ve found myself to be stronger than I ever imagined and I have a hotter temper than I thought.
  • In the past I would have said no. I had a very conventional life. Now I can handle pressure. If someone tries to make me do something against my wishes I will stick to my guns. I’m a lot tougher than I ever believed.

I’m sure being in your position has brought you a lot of unwanted attention, Olivia.  Do you have anyone who you turn to as a friend or ally?

  • Sometimes you have to trust people even when you don’t know them well. I have learned to follow my gut instinct. I trust my neighbor Bill, my friend Judy, and of course my sons. I have also come to trust new friends, Mike and Shelli. (Laughing) I trust my hairdresser.

Do you consider any single person an enemy, or is the definition applied to larger group?

  • I think people who lie to protect themselves when they have done something wrong need to be punished. I’m not very happy with my government or for that matter any government these days. We are supposed to be a government of the people but it isn’t that way anymore.

Would you like to see anything changed in the way things are done?

  • I would like to see the government and people in the government forced to come clean on crimes that have been covered up. I would like to see true government transparency.

How do you handle complements and insults from friends and enemies?

  • If an enemy complements me, I’d say, “Thank you but I am not some dumb old lady. I know you are trying to get over on me and it will not work.”
  • If a friend insults me, I tend to respond with, “Why would you say that? What have I done to make you feel that way?”

If you could change anything about yourself, or become any creature, what would you choose?

  • Oh I would love to be a bird. I think it would be wonderful to fly away, high above the clouds and feel that freedom.
  • I’d also like to be taller and I’d like to learn how to physically defend myself.

Speaking of dreams and wishes, do you have a special someone that you wish for?

  • Absolutely. I have been blessed to find my soulmate even this late in my life. But I prefer not to talk too much about Bill.
  • There is only one man I would ever consider marrying now.

Do you have a dark secret you can share?

  • Hmm, I fell in love with my best friend and his secret is my biggest secret.

What about fears?  Any big ones lurking in the closet?

  • My greatest fear is being caught and separated from my loved ones.

One last question to end on a positive note.  What is your biggest accomplishment?

  • I’m very proud of my children especially my son Jesse. I am proud of my friend Bill who is the bravest person I know.

Thank you Olivia.  I has been an honor talking with you today.

Elizabeth, thank you so much for bringing Olivia with you today.  It has been fun, getting to know her a little bit better.

If you want to read more of Olivia’s story, the image above will take you to Amazon where you can pick up your copy today.  If you missed Elizabeth’s author interview, you can read it here, and if you enjoy the series, then come back this Saturday for our next guest, Jackie Perry.

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Elizabeth Horton-Newton Stops By To Visit With The Pukah


Welcome back to our Author’s Interview Friday.  Today we are welcoming Elizabeth Horton-Newton to our corner of the world.  I met her through BooksGoSocial on Facebook, and have had some wonderful conversations with her.  Now, I’m taking a chance to let others get to know her as well.  Without much further interruption, I’m going to turn the stage over to her.

Elizabeth, will you share a little of your history with us?  Some of your early life, and where you grew up?

  • I was born and raised in New York City and lived there until I was 37 when I moved to Knoxville, TN a smaller city in the southern US.
  • I attended public schools until I reached the 7th grade. Then I was accepted into a school for girls with high IQ’s. Throwing all sense to the wind I got married when I was 18 and started having babies at 21. Throughout all of this I wrote. I wrote for school friends when I was in elementary school, I wrote romances for girlfriends in high school, I wrote children’s stories, I wrote every free moment including journaling on and off for years. I separated from my husband in 1981, went to Long Island University in Brooklyn NY on several scholarships studying Media Arts with an eye toward television directing and scripting. I spent a lot of time on camera but never viewed it as a serious goal. Over the years I have been a Manager for cabaret performer Edna Manilow, a telemarketer, a hostess in a Lebanese restaurant where I was the only English speaker but did not speak Armenian, a child care center director, an after school program developer and director, a career specialist, a mental health counsellor, a nanny, a shop manager selling native American jewelry and art, a floral designer, a mother, and a grandmother.

What inspired you to start writing?

  • I think my interest in writing developed from my love of reading. I was always so excited when my father would read to me at bedtime. Even after I began reading myself he would read to me. I was reading very simple books by the time I was two and a half and I could read well by the time I was about three or four. But nothing compared with having my father read to me. He had a great voice.
  • I actually started writing in elementary school. I remember writing stories for my parents about vacations. I wrote stories for my friends.
  • I was inspired to write my first book when I was a teenager. The subject? The Beatles. Of course it was never published and has been lost in time. My first published book, “View From the Sixth Floor: An Oswald Tale” was inspired by my fascination with the assassination of President John Kennedy. I always thought something was off about the lone gunman theory. After visiting the Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas Texas I became even more convinced Oswald did not shoot Kennedy. If he had lived I believe the truth would have come out. That was the beginning of the idea for my book.

Do you have support outside of the family that helps keep you motivated?

  • My best friend Kathy. We have been friends for over 30 years and she has always pressed me to write and keep trying.

Do you have a defining moment that you can point at that says to you “I’m a writer now”?

  • That’s a tough question. I think in many ways I have always thought of myself as a story teller more than a writer. Now that I have published a book I suppose I am a writer.

As you were writing, what challenges did you encounter, over come, and learn from?

  • I think I learned a lot about myself. I’m much more of a romantic than I ever imagined. I also learned I can be quite stubborn. It was my story and I was determined to write it my way. It wasn’t about getting people to buy it. It was about getting people to think about it.
  • Making the final decision to actually do it. I knew it was either do it now and get it out of my head or explode.

Do you find the process of writing to be difficult?

  • Writing is actually very relaxing for me. I enjoy telling a good story. Sometimes I have a story mapped out in my mind and I will be writing and something happens that brings me up short because I didn’t see it coming. Then I look back and see how neatly it connects with a clue from earlier in the story. It’s almost like reading it for the first time myself.

I’m sure that reflects into your writing style as well.  Has it helped you develop a unique style for your work?

  • No not really. I prefer to write first person. I also usually prefer to write as a make protagonist. But the stories just come on their own and in the end I have very little control over what comes out.

I’m sure that can be a little tough when you are working with a complex plot.  Do you have any authors you look up to for help as mentors, even if you haven’t met them?

  • Stephen King and Harper Lee. They both inspire me to write.
  • I love anything by Stephen King and the stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Edgar Allen Poe have always been my favorites. Along with the easy reading style of Harper Lee who so captured small town life in “To Kill a Mockingbird”. But it was Stephen King’s “11-22-63” that fired me up. He took the stance that Oswald was the assassin. I was crushed and furious. I think I knew then I would have to write something to counter that. Now that’s ambitious, challenging Stephen King.
  • Stephen King is certainly my favorite contemporary writer. His ability to consistently turn out stories that engage readers is amazing. I love his use of words and how he can describe a person, place, or situation and make it real. I can actually quote parts of his books. He has had his share of duds. There are a few stories I did not like. But the language is always beautiful. He truly uses words the ways artists use paint.

With all the established authors in your favorites list, you have a powerhouse of inspiration.  Are there any new authors who are working their way into this prestigious group?

  •  David Adair who wrote a book called “Random Lucidity” blew me away. Barrera is another one. Wolfgang Schimanski, Suzi Albracht. There are so many.

Have you started getting any response on your efforts?

  • My latest news is of course the success of my first novel, “View From the Sixth Floor: An Oswald Tale”. It was published last October and seems to have been well accepted overall. I’m presently working on my second novel, “Riddle” an exciting romantic thriller.

Do you have a particular method you used in developing your title?

  • The title was the most difficult part of the writing process. I wanted people to know it was about Lee Oswald but I also wanted to emphasize it had a lot to do with the point of view of both Olivia and Bill.

With “View from the Sixth Floor” did you base it off your own experiences, or observations from others?

  •  Some of the book is based on facts. Certainly the assassination really happened; there really was a Lee Oswald. I have used real places for some locations. One place, a cabin, is based on a place where I often vacation.
  • The experiences are based on things I know about the assassination. While I never knew Lee Oswald I read a great deal about him and developed a character based on my reading.

Do you have any regrets for this book that would have you change something if you were to go back to the beginning again and start over with what you know now?

  • If I was going to change anything in my last book I would probably talk more about the day of the assassination. So much has been written and I would have loved to name names but there is always the risk of lawsuits so I just hint. The hints are fairly obvious to me and any researcher though. Shh don’t tell!

One of the things I have heard from other authors is the design process for the covers can be a challenging.  Did you  design your own, or have someone else help with this?

  • I designed my own cover as well as taking the photo. I want to do it again with my current work but I am not at that point yet.

Are you working on a new project?

  • I’m working on a new book called “Riddle” about a young adopted Inuit man who has been convicted of murdering his high school girlfriend. He is just returning home after serving over seven years in prison. But all is not what it seems in the town of Riddle. It’s a mystery, romance, thriller and it has a bit of a political comment on the way we treat natives.
  • Past meets present when crimes and murders begin to occur and some seem to implicate the recently paroled young man. A young woman who has been temporarily stranded in Riddle befriends him and together they embark on proving his innocence, if he is innocent.

In your writing, do you leave messages for your readers to find?

  • Yes I want people to look at the assassination more objectively. Think about the facts and recognize the possibility Oswald was innocent. What prevents us from knowing the truth? Oswald’s murder at the hands of Jack Ruby. What would make the truth known? If Oswald could tell the whole story himself.

I keep hearing that authors are readers as well.  So, I’ll go ahead and ask this:  Are you reading one of your established favorites, or one of the new discoveries?

  • I’m currently reading an amazing book by indie writer Glen Barrera called “The Assassin Who Couldn’t Dance”. There are so many wonderful indie writer’s out here.

Has writing become your full-time career, or do you are you still putting in time with a regular job?

  • Writing is my career now. I retired from the work world at the end of 2013 due to illness and decided to dedicate myself to writing.

With everything you have encountered, do you have any advice for new authors and writers?

  • The advice I always give writers is to never give up. Your story deserves to be told your way. You may need grammatical or formatting corrections but the story is yours.

One last question.  I know you mentioned you work messages into your writing for readers to find.  Do you have anything you want to specifically tell them?

  • First I want to say thank you. Thank you for reading my stories, thank you for telling me what you liked or did not like. Thank you for thinking about what I’ve written. I hope this encourages would be writers to write and readers to give more indie writers a chance. Just because a book only costs two or three dollars doesn’t mean it isn’t good.

Thank you Elizabeth for sharing.  It has been fun getting to know you even better, and I hope others feel the same way.

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—– Christy Smith’s John McDougal Visits with the Pukah

—– Christy Smith’s John McDougal Visits with the Pukah


Forever and Always tells of the ups and downs of the freshly discovered love of a young couple, Patricia Heifelmeyer and John McDougal, at the end of the Civil War. The location of the book is New Orleans Parish, the year of our Lord 1864. Author Christy Smith has delivered a love story that will keep you asking for more!




Welcome back for another fun character interview.  Today, Christy Smith is returning, and has brought one of the main characters from her book Forever and Always.  Christy, why don’t you introduce us to this interesting gentleman?

  • [This is] John McDougal

Welcome to Pukah Works Mr. McDougal.  Do you have another name you wish to be called?

  • [No]

Mr. McDougal, it is then.  May I ask where you were born, sir?

  • Elgin, Scotland

By any chance do you have any enemies, or people you would like to see their activities stopped?

  • I hate speaking of enemies. I try to love everyone but with this war going on, I’d say the people I have to fight with. War is such a bloody affair!

I would have to agree with you there.  And, if you felt any other way, I’d wonder if you were even human.

  • I am very human

Forgive me for casting doubt on that fact.  As you’ve mentioned fighting a war, does that mean you have allies, or is this a personal war?

  • [I have allies.  They are] President Lincoln, Ethan Kilkesen  Klaus Heifelmeyer, and Trisha, of course.

That’s an impressive list.  What would you do if one of these fine folk insulted you, though?

  • I would sit down with them and speak of it. I’m sure they meant no harm.

An amazing feat, to be sure.  I haven’t met many who wouldn’t be at least a little upset.

Since you’ve mentioned having President Lincoln as an ally, I’m sure you’ve a few secrets.  Any that you can share?

  • Aside from my work on the homestead, I work for President Lincoln, in secret.


That’s definitely a big one.  I think I’ll let you get back to work, Mr. McDougal.  Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Christy, thank you for returning, and bringing Mr. McDougal with you.

I have already read Forever and Always and would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys historical romance.  If you would like to read the review, head over Here.  If you would like to read the story yourself, you can find it on Amazon Here.


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