STARS ALWAYS SHINE
by Rick Rivera
Two memorable characters with vastly different backgrounds get to know each other as they work as caretakers on a ranch. Placido Moreno is Mexican American and Salvador Campos is an undocumented immigrant. Together they become aware of their similarities and differences.
208 pp. paper $15.00 ISBN 978-1-931010-03-0
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by Jamie Lisa Forbes
ISBN 978-932636-61-1 Pronghon Press
Gwen Swan, drained by years of ranching, finds solace in a new friendship, but the vicissitudes of ranching, combined with human frailty, will test the friendship and Gwen’s commitments.
ALWAYS THERE IS THE MOUNTAIN
by Kalli Deschamps
Joy and disaster share the stage with death and re-birth in the story of a young man’s passion for ranching, his enthusiastic wife’s desire to learn a new rural lifestyle and their struggle to survive on a small cattle ranch in Western Montana. Their 100-year old community along the creek is engaged in its own struggle with survival when faced with a creeping urban sprawl searching for space and beauty. This conflict reaches a climax one summer evening in the nineteen sixties when tragedy strikes and an era comes to an end.
ISBN 13 Hardcover: 978-1-4500-1600-1
ISBN 13 Softcover: 978-1-4500-1599-8
Other books by this author
COLOR ME RED
SHROUD ACROSS THE VALLEY
TREASURED COSTUMES AND OTHER STORIES
WITH OR WITHOUT KIDS (50 YEARS OF ADVENTURE)
Contributor to the anthology, LEANING INTO THE WIND
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“A humorous, sensitive, poignant coming-of-age story within the larger theme of a waning way of life in the ranching West.” – Patricia Davis Brandt Former President, Arizona Historical Society
“An unforgettable adventure, and one fraught with both delight… and danger.” – Bryn Bailer Tucson freelance writer
“The characters stayed with me long after I closed the book. I suspect I won’t forget them anytime soon. Bravo, Tom and Mary.” – Vicki Lewis Thompson Tucson romance writer
For generations, members of the Cloud family have lived on Contrary Creek. Their remote, isolated ranch seems safe from the evils of the world. Even TV signals can’t reach into the deep canyon where they live.
But strange things are happening in the town of Faraway, only ten miles from the Cloud ranch:
. The school principal goes on a book-banning crusade.
. A mysterious and beautiful high school teacher claims to be a witch and turns her science class into a theatre of the disturbed.
. A series of suspicious deaths put the town on edge.
And meanwhile, a different kind of witch hunt is brewing. One that could tear apart the town…and the Cloud family’s way of life.
CONTRARY CREEK is a novel about love, loss, and the terrible price of intolerance and hatred. Wade in…the water’s wicked.
HEARTSTRINGS AND TAIL-TUGGERS 340 pages, $18
On the barren stretches that separated our Arizona ranch from the historic gold-mining towns of Tombstone, Gleeson and Bisbee, teepee-like ant hills, eerie mirages, and devil-winds spinning up dry river beds created an alien dimension to life…add to that the dust filled air, cactuses, mesquite, and a world in shades of gray. Listen to the voices and heartbeats of all God’s creatures that lived and loved and brightened our world each day.
“Penny has made more people laugh and cry with her animal stories than any other author whose work has appeared in Reader’s Digest. She is an original; her book is warm, funny and wise.” Christopher Willcox, Editor-in-chief of Reader’s Digest Reviews.
ADOBE SECRETS 104 pages, $12
On the northwest corner of the desert ranch where dust devils dance and yuca bells chim, a crumbling adobe ruin bakes like a muffin in the searing Arizona sun. Its mud-brick walls are split and scarred by time. Chunks of mortar and shards of purple glass skirt the old foundation, and the weather-beaten door sags like a broken jaw, creaking and groaning on rusted hinges in dismal harmony with tattered wires and a dented stovepipe that clatter like casanets across the corrugated metal roof. Who could ever live here?
“Penny Porter….what a storyteller! Philip Osborne, Assistant Manging Editor of Reader’s disgest Reviews