Have you ever had a dream?
Did you announce it to the world and fearlessly pursue it, or take a more introvert-type, passive route? If you’re like me, you favor the latter approach.
I LOVE writing, a fact that I didn’t even know until I was in my mid-twenties. You will never hear me say, “I was born with a pen in my hand” like many other authors do. I love that some people are born knowing their passion. That simply was not the case for me. Nope. I could hardly read at age 15 (long story), my spelling was atrocious, and I hated speaking to anyone I didn’t know. Just being around people I didn’t know–yeah, that pretty much scared me half to death (we’re talking cold sweats, stumbling over words, and the occasional panic attack.)
Thankfully, God doesn’t leave us the way he finds us. He is constantly working to perfect His goodwill in our lives as we strive for excellence. Regardless of how old or young we are, God always has a plan; thus, freeing us to dream and dream big.
I say all this because I have decided to ignore my introvert-side for half a minute and actively share a little about my dream to be an author. Below are links to my current works in progress (WIP’s.) I hope you enjoy them and thank you for dreaming with me!
THE COWBOY’S RECKONING
Book 1: The Lone Star Beginnings Series
He must reckon with all he sought to escape when she redefines his dreams.
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1850: Texas born and bred, Joseph Dannon is as tough as the wild country he loves. Battling the demons of his past, he has found a home at the Quitman Ranch and a dream of starting his own horse ranch. That dream pivots on the procurement of the Andalusian stallion he is saving to purchase.
Ellena Bradbury has always been second-best to her sister, but at last she has found a purpose. Her dream of joining her father’s horse breeding business is coming true. When her family travels to Waco Village, she discovers a horse that could secure her place in her father’s business—a magnificent Spanish Andalusian stallion.
Unknown to the sparring couple, another contender for the horse threatens more than Joseph and Ellena’s dreams, and they find themselves in mortal danger. Joseph is brought to reckon with his past, including loyalty to his family. Amid the struggle to survive and seek justice, a romance sparks. If Ellena discloses the secret behind an attack that nearly ended both their lives, will Joseph still want her? Joseph is torn between his obligations, the fulfillment of his dream, and love for a woman he could never win.
The Cowboy’s Reckoning is approx. 100k words long, and has been through ACFW Scribes 219 and Scribes Story Spinners critique groups. This completed manuscript is available upon request.
About the series:
The Lone Star Beginnings Series is a historical romance series spanning from 1852-1870’s. Each romantic pair struggles to overcome obstacles, yet triumph and experience a Christ-centered love. Books include: The Soldier’s Undoing, The Wrangler’s Redemption, and The Drifter’s Belonging. (Series size up to seven books. Stories 3 & 4 are in the first draft stages of development.)
For more information, contact Kyleann at firstname.lastname@example.org