9in1: The Oregon Trail Romance Collection
During the Nineteenth Century, thousands of migrants made the journey by wagon train over 2,000 miles from Missouri to Oregon or California. These nine novellas include the stories of remarkably strong characters who bravely face the challenges and are rewarded...
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During the Nineteenth Century, thousands of migrants made the journey by wagon train over 2,000 miles from Missouri to Oregon or California. These nine novellas include the stories of remarkably strong characters who bravely face the challenges and are rewarded with love along the way.
Myra Johnson launched her writing career in 1985 when she sold her first short story while taking a course through the Institute of Children's Literature. Myra later joined the ICL staff as a magazine writing instructor, teaching hundreds of students the fundamentals of story and article structure, plotting, character development, and market analysis. She now writes full-time and is active in her church as well as local and national writers groups. Her manuscripts have placed in several contests. One Perfect Christmas won first place in the 2008 Winter Rose (Mainstream with Romantic Elements); Pearl of Great Price took third in the 2007 ACFW Genesis (Contemporary Fiction); and Autumn Rains won the 2005 RWA Golden Heart for Best Inspirational Romance Manuscript. Myra and her husband, Jack, have been married since 1972. Recent transplants from Texas to Oklahoma, they share their home with two love-hungry dogs and a snobby parakeet. The Johnsons have two daughters, both married, and five grandchildren. She currently lives in Broken Arrow, OK. Website: www.myrajohnson.com; Active blogger on www.myra.typepad.com and www.seekerville.blogspot.com
Award-winning author Pam Hillman, a country girl at heart, writes inspirational fiction set in the turbulent times of the American West and the Gilded Age. She lives with her family in Mississippi. Contact Pam at her website: www.pamhillman.com. A
Jennifer Uhlarik discovered the western genre as a preteen, when she swiped the only "horse" book she found on her older brother's bookshelf. A new love was born. Across the next ten years, she devoured Louis L'Amour westerns and fell in love with the genre. In college at the University of Tampa, she began penning her own story of the Old West. Armed with a BA in writing, she has won five writing competitions and was a finalist in two others. In addition to writing, she has held jobs as a private business owner, a schoolteacher, a marketing director, and her favorite--a full-time homemaker. Jennifer is active in American Christian Fiction Writers and is a lifetime member of the Florida Writers Association. She lives near Tampa, Florida, with her husband, teenage son, and five fur children.
Award-winning author, DiAnn Mills, has over forty-nine books in print and has sold more than a million and a half copies. She is a finalist for the 2008 Christy Award for her novel, Lightning and Lace. Six of her anthologies have appeared on the CBA Best Seller List. Five of her books have won placements through ACFW's Book of the Year Awards 2003-2007. She is the recipient of the Inspirational Reader's Choice Award for 2005 and 2007. DiAnn and her husband have four adult sons and lives in Houston, Texas.
Three times a finalist for RWA RITA; finalist and winner of RT Reader's Choice; Holt Medallion Award of Merit' finalist and winner in 2000 Rising Star contest; semi-finalist Nicholl Screenwriting Award; author of 20+ novels + five works of non-fiction; website www.booksbyanna.com; lives in Wisconsin and Florida.
Melanie Dobson is the award-winning author of nine novels. In 2010, Melanie won?two ACFW Carol Awards for her Summerside historical romances. One of her novels is the top-selling title in the Love Finds You? line. Melanie lives with her husband and daughters near Portland, Oregon
<FONT><DIV><B>Amy Lillard</B> is an award-winning writer who loves reading romance novels from contemporary to Amish. These two genres met in her first book, 2012's <I>Saving Gideon</I>. Born and bred in Mississippi, she now lives with her husband and son in Oklahoma.</div>
Ann Shorey has published selections in the Cup of Comfort series and in Chicken Soup for the Grandma's Soul. Shorey lives with her husband, Richard, in Sutherlin, Oregon. This is her first novel.
Amanda Cabot is an accomplished author under various pen names. She is a charter member of Romance Writers of America, the co-founder of its New Jersey chapter, and an avid traveler. She lives in Cheyenne, Wyoming.