THE UP AND DOWN OF A WRITER’S LIFE
After years of research, writing, editing and more editing, and rejection after rejection came the best part of my life as a writer: a phone call from Kathy Cretsinger of Mantle Rock Publishing. The next best part was the publication of my first novel. The phone call and the printed book really did make every minute of work and sweat worthwhile.
If you haven’t had an opportunity to read my historical fiction books (and especially if you have some Christmas shopping to do) here’s a little about the first three books in The Carty Sisters Series
Keeper of Coin (Book One)
- “Go to America,” John Carty told his 16-year-old daughter Anne.
- In 1859, she came as far as St. Louis.
- While saving to go on to her uncle in Oregon, she lost touch with him.
- The man her father and uncle trusted disappeared with her savings.
- In 1861, Civil War broke out in America.
- Her father was forced to spend the passage money she sent him for food for the starving family and taxes on their land. Would she ever succeed in reuniting her family?
Keeper of Trust (Book Two)
- Julia Carty’s father called her flighty. He sent her younger sister to America ahead of her.
- She loved to dance and tell stories and invent games.
- She worked hard but her earnings slipped away.
- The children back home counted on her to bring them to America.
- When a terrible accident threatened the life of the young man she had come to love, she vowed to change her ways. Had she matured enough to sustain her loved ones when they turned to her for strength?
Keeper of the Flame
- Kate Carty arrived in America angry with the world and filled with plans for her future.
- A talented seamstress, she opened her own shop.
- With her business a success, she determined she would bring her entire family out to join her and her sisters.
- Romance entered her life unexpectedly. Would marriage interfere with her plans for expanding her business and achieving her goal of establishing her family in America?
And now, another joyous day in my writing life will be coming soon, thanks once again to Mantle Rock Publishing. “Molly’s Story,” my newest, stand-alone, historical novel will be released in Spring, 2020.
Have a fun, treat-filled Halloween everyone!
Mary Kay Tuberty