The Convenient Bride Collection, featuring One Way to the Altar, a novella written with debut author Christina Linstrot Miller, was released yesterday by Barbour Publishing. The book is now available for purchase!
So why Montana?
Years ago, when I wrote my novel Threads of Love, I became interested in the southeastern part of Montana. The Badlands intrigued me and the Yellowstone River added a measure of romance to the area. This was the land of Little Big Horn and General Custer’s Last Stand. I spent many hours researching the towns on the old Northern Pacific Railroad line, and used a book titled, Photographing Montana 1894-1928: The Life and Work of Evelyn Cameron. So when the call came out for novellas featuring marriages of convenience, I chose to create a fictitious town near Fallon and Terry. The pretend town in my story is called “One Way” because there’s just one way in and one way out…unless a person has a mind to swim.
Other authors in The Convenient Bride Collection are: Erica Vetsch, Amanda Barratt, Mona Hodgson, Melissa Jagears, Maureen Lang, Gabrielle Meyer, Jennifer Uhlarik, and Renee Yancy.
Co-authoring always has its challenges. Writing One Way to the Altar was no exception. As a pastor's wife, editor and writer, Christy has a full plate...and, as a wife, mom, author with other contracts and attending college, so do I! Whew! We live in a busy, busy world. However, with God's help, Christy and I overcame the obstacles. A unique voice developed, a combination of both our writing styles, and a beautiful story emerged. I'd like to think my friendship with Christy is stronger today because of our co-authoring experience.
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