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Only 20 days!

The first day of Spring is March 20th, and that is also the day The Home Fire will be published. So as we all make the journey from Winter to Spring, follow three young children on their own journey.

Teaser: Kidd, Dan, and Shey are orphans with no place to call home. These courageous youngsters will face lions, starvation, sickness, and wild horses in The Home Fire. As Kidd desperately seeks a safe place for her siblings to live a way to earn money to keep them fed and clothed, she will journey from being a gutsy young girl to a full-grown, independent woman. Her sister, Dan, and their toddling brother, Shey, would follow her to the end of the earth, but when Kidd decides to take a job and leave her siblings behind, will they be able to survive without her? Find out in The Home Fire coming March 20th!

the home fire cover

Excerpt:  It was coming.

Kidd would only have one shot with the rifle. If she missed, or just wounded the cat, it would be furious and would probably attack before Kidd had time to shoot again. Kidd held her breath, waiting, and waiting, and waiting.

The moon was waning, but Kidd could still make out some shadows.

There it was.

The cat leapt the last few feet and perched on the window ledge, sniffing the air, a soft growl echoing from its throat.

As silently as she could, Kidd slid back the hammer. At the small ‘click’ of it falling into place, the cat looked straight at her.

Kidd froze.

The cat looked away, yawning as if it was bored. Jumping down, it stalked forward slowly. Its ears were perked up and its tail was twitching.

Taking careful aim, Kidd slowly squeezed the trigger. There was a flash of light, allowing her a brief look at the cat’s startled, angry face before the darkness blinded her.