Very proud and happy about this review from Roundup’s April 2019 Issue. Authors thrive on good reviews . . . to paraphrase Sally Field: “You like me, you really like me”! Thanks, WWA.
My novel The Lily of the West, will be published by Five Star this month. I’m very grateful for their support and to everyone who has visited my author Facebook page and my website and expressed their thoughts and good wishes. A novel about a real person shouldn’t be confused with a biography.
Ireland is truly unique and beautiful. It’s also a country that lives with its past and present, haunted by death, blood and war. I love it. As a writer, I travel to find places and people that inspire me, fill me with awe and dreams and memories.
So excited about this review from Booklist: Writing in first person, Morris gives the woman’s struggle an immediacy and poignancy not usually found in a traditional western. A good companion for Mary Doria Russell’s Doc (2011), this compelling debut will appeal to readers of any gender.
You know how sometimes you pick up a book and within five pages you begin to savor every word because it’s so damn good you don’t want it to end? Whiskey When We’re Dry and Savage Country are two prime examples.
While writing “The Lily of the West”, I was invited to spend time and write at a friend’s ranch in southern Arizona, San Ignacio del Babacomari. Incredibly inspiring, in fact the McLaury brothers had an outpost on land they leased there back in the 1870s. Being there opened semi-hidden doorways and let me follow paths into the past, where much of the Old West is still alive and touchable.