As a reader, what do you do when your favorite series is ending? Do you cry? Throw things? Have secret imaginings of stringing the author up by her toes and demanding she write more? Or do you, (with barely bated breath) ask, what’s next? Being an author of more than one series, (not to mention one who likes her toes) I hope it’s the latter. Especially since I have several series, one of which is complete– Prairie Brides, but it only led into Prairie Grooms, which, as we all know, isn’t. Then there’s the Holiday Mail-Order Bride Series, also not complete. But … they are drawing to a close, which begs the question; what’s next?
Well, quite a lot actually. And YOU get to be a part of it! I’ll keep you posted through my newsletter and blog, in the mean time I’ve decided that Cutty should have his own book! After all, he gets pretty choked up around Newton and Nettie, so it might take him awhile to tell them who he really is. But there’s much more to Cutty than meets the eye, and you’ll find out how much when his book releases. I plan on writing it in November. I’ve decided to stop saying when a book will be out, at least until I know for sure. Whenever I do, the pen pixies make sure something gets in the way of my writing to put me behind!
Anyway… finding someone to represent Cutty on a cover did, at first, pose a problem. He’s not a strapping young man, after all. He’s in his late forties/early fifties. He lost most of his hair in a fire, and even though it’s slowly growing back, it’s coming in silver, not the dark hair he had before. So, the search began and ended with my sister saying, “You should meet my boss.”
“Your boss?” I said. “Why?”
“Because he would be perfect for Cutty and his wife would make a good Imogene.”
“Egads! Are you kidding?”
Some of you are aware that my daughter is a fashion photographer and she just happened to be visiting in Oregon over the last few weeks. So guess what I had her do? And did the couple ever have a blast playing dress-up in period clothes and getting their picture taken! I haven’t seen the photos yet from the shoot, but my daughter Hana says they had a great time! I think they even got his horse, Wilbur, in a few shots.
So be looking for Cutty’s story in the next few months (notice I didn’t give you an exact date) and that, dear friends, will bring Prairie Grooms to a close.
But wait … what about Newton, you ask? Well, he gets his own book too, but it will be a stand alone, and a big one! Because Newton has far too much to tell to fit into one of my regular series-sized books!
Kit Morgan’s books can be found on Amazon.
Kit Morgan, aka Geralyn Beauchamp, is a consistent Top 100 lists bestseller, and has been writing for fun all of her life. When writing as Geralyn Beauchamp, her books are epic, adventurous, romantic fantasy at its best. When writing as Kit Morgan they are whimsical, fun, inspirational sweet stories that depict a strong sense of family and community. ‘His Prairie Princess’ is the first of the Prairie Brides books and the first in the series of a long line of stories about Clear Creek, Oregon. One of the whackiest little towns in the old west! Get to know the townsfolk in Clear Creek and come sit a spell! If you like Kit Morgan’s books then you might also like the Time Master Book series written under Geralyn Beauchamp.