A lot has happened since I last wrote on this blog. I haven't been diligent and for that I am sorry. I actually finished the first book and decided to make a series of it. Lots of writes and rewrites. Have also spoken with a publisher who gave me some critique and suggestions as how to proceed. With that in mind, I am going to begin sharing The Miner's Cut with you, the reader.
The story revolves around a young lady who has moved to Ouray, Colorado from Hot Springs, Arkansas back in the early 1930s. She suffers from rheumatoid arthritis and is living with relatives in the small mountain town and spends a good deal of her time at the hot springs. The springs were healing waters of the Ute Indians back in the day.
As the book opens it is Christmas holiday, 1933, and she is leading a group of carolers through the miner's hospital. They are a motley crew of young and old who like nothing better than spreading a little Christmas cheer to the injured miners who can't be home with their loved ones.
One of the injured miners is her cousin's husband. He barely escaped with his life when a wall collapsed in the mine he was working on Red Mountain between Ouray and Silverton, high in the San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado.
Stay tuned next for excerpt. Until then,