Same Planet, Different Worlds

A scene that encapsulates the story of my life – While studying French yesterday I was so easily distracted by Wade Bowen on the radio singing ‘Red Headed Woman With A Cigarette’… passé composé versus Texas Country, I don’t have to tell you who won that battle on a lazy Saturday afternoon.  

But it’s also a battle that’s raged inside me for as long as I can remember.  The tug of war between this…

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And this…

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 Between this…

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And this…

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My French forefathers immigrated to the new world and pioneered the mountain west.   Four generations later I am torn between the untamed and the refined, the rugged versus the gentile, the unruly against the sensuous.  It’s not surprising that these seeming contradictions also plague Lydia Surreault, the heroine of my first novel, a cowgirl who started out here…

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And suddenly is thrust into a world that looks very much like this…

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I’ll post the book title and cover in the coming week. 

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