Lizafull

Liza – NatUlrich, Adam – Nuno Monteiro

Liza brought the wagon to a complete stop, but continued to sit where she was, staring into nothingness.
Long moments of silence passed before Judge Fenton finally asked her, in a slightly drunken voice, “Are you mad at me?”
Refusing to look at him, she was silent for a long moment before finally saying, “I’m mad that I had to drive because you’re drunk.”
Putting his head in his hands, Adam was silent for a long moment before finally asking, “Is it me, or your father, whom you’re mad at?”
Furious, Liza glared at Judge Fenton, and exclaimed, “How dare you bring up my father? You know nothing about who he was!”
Looking at Liza, Adam said, “From what I learned at your trial, your father was an alcoholic.”
Still glaring at Judge Fenton, Liza exclaimed, “Then you’ll understand why I’m furious with you for getting drunk!”
“Liza, you went with me to Luke and Tater Bob’s, knowing full-well that they make illegal moonshine!” Adam exclaimed. “Why aren’t you furious with them? Why aren’t you furious with Jason and Callie?”
“I don’t have to live with them!” Liza exclaimed.
Adam stared at Liza for a long moment before gently saying, “Liza, it’s been quite some time since I’ve seen my friends. But that’s no excuse for getting drunk, and making you drive us home in the dark. We should have stayed with Luke and Tater Bob, or gone home with Jason and Callie. I’m sorry.”
Liza stared at Judge Fenton for a long moment before finally saying, “That still doesn’t excuse what you did.”
Furious, Adam asked, “So it’s all right for you to murder your two lovers with an axe, but it’s not all right for me to get drunk with my friends?”
The minute that the words were out of his mouth, he instantly regretted them.

12/25/14-My DEAR Friend Melinda Wright wrote this AWESOME review about THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA:

By A Reader on December 25, 2014

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase

The tenth and final book in Amanda A. Brooks Thunder Mountain Brides series was just as fun to read as the other nine books in the series. And the final chapter of the final book ends in such a special, sweet and sentimental way. Now if there was only a Thunder Mountain, Colorado for me to pack up and make my escape to this very night!!!

12/25/14-My tenth – and FINAL – book in my THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES Series arrived last night. I can’t believe that this is my tenth – and FINAL – book in this Series!!! 😦 🙂 My BEAUTIFUL Heart and Soul!!! ❤

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12/20/14-If you’re seeing Pink’s “Raise A Glass” music video, it’s because HEE-HAW!!!  🙂  THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA – Book 10 came out this evening, and is available to buy!!!  HEE-HAW!!!  🙂  So raise a glass to Liza and Adam!!!  :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjVNlG5cZyQ

12/20/14-HEE-HAW!!! 🙂 I just finished FINAL EDITING (one round), and uploaded to CreateSpace, THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA. To celebrate having finished writing THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA – and my FINAL book of the Series, here is the song “Unwritten” by Natasha Bedingfield, along with the lyrics:

I am unwritten
Can’t read my mind, I’m undefined
I’m just beginning
The pen’s in my hand, ending unplanned

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words
That you could not find

Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions
Feel the rain on your skin

No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips

Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten

I break tradition
Sometimes my tries are outside the lines
We’ve been conditioned
To not make mistakes, but I can’t live that way, no

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words
That you could not find

Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions
Feel the rain on your skin

No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips

Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
Feel the rain on your skin

No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips

Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words
That you could not find

Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions
Feel the rain on your skin

No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips

Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
Feel the rain on your skin

No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips

Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten

The rest is still unwritten
The rest is still unwritten

12/20/14-I will have to delete some secondary characters. I hate doing so, but they don’t fit into this plot. If I left them in, it would work, but it would be way too dramatic and sappy. Less is more. You’ll see what I mean when you finally read the book when it’s out tomorrow night (hopefully!).

12/20/14-I will FINALLY finish FINAL EDITING (one round) THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA now!!! I kept the secondary characters in this scene, but deleted some of the action and dialogue to make it flow better, and not so long.

12/20/14-Time to HOPEFULLY finish FINAL EDITING (one round) THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA before going to Work. If I don’t finish it before leaving for Work, it’ll be finished tonight. 🙂 I am on the FINAL scene, and am editing/stripping it down a bit. It was WAY TOO LONG!!! I may have to delete some secondary characters in the scene so that the focus is just on the main characters. Remember, this is the SUPERNATURAL-LIKE scene that I was telling you about in earlier posts.

12/19/14-I want to do a little more FINAL EDITING (one round) on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA before relaxing for the rest of the night.

12/19/14-Time to HOPEFULLY finish FINAL EDITING (one round) THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA – especially since I’m on the Epilogue. I felt tears in my eyes when FINAL EDITING (one round) this morning, but I didn’t cry. 🙂

12/19/14-Let’s see how many pages into the Epilogue I’m into before I start bawling. This Epilogue is emotional for many reasons – not only is each scene very emotional, this is the last book of my THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES Series.

12/19/14-Time to do some more FINAL EDITING (one round) on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA before going to Work. Since I’m on the Epilogue, it should be finished either today or tomorrow. 🙂 My Epilogue consists of two long scenes and several short scenes. Remind me NEVER to write long scenes in my next Series! 🙂

12/18/14-HEE-HAW!!! 🙂 No, I am not done FINAL EDITING (one round) THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA. But I am on the Epilogue!!! 🙂 It’s a bit long, so I will start FINAL EDITING (one round) the Epilogue tomorrow. I think that I can FINALLY finish FINAL EDITING (one round) tomorrow or Saturday – HOPEFULLY tomorrow. 🙂 HEE-HAW!!! 🙂

12/18/14-Time to do a little more FINAL EDITING (one round) on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA. It’ll be out by the end of this week – if not sooner. 🙂

12/18/14-Time to do a little more FINAL EDITING (one round) on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA before going to see the film FOXCATCHER. It’ll be out by the end of this week – if not sooner. 🙂

12/17/14-Time to do a little more FINAL EDITING (one round) on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA. It’ll be out by the end of this week – if not sooner. 🙂

12/17/14-Time to do some more FINAL EDITING (one round) on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA before going to Work. It’ll be out by the end of this week – if not sooner. 🙂

12/16/14-Time to do a little more FINAL EDITING (one round) on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA. It’ll be out by the end of this week – if not sooner. 🙂

12/16/14-Time to do some more FINAL EDITING (one round) on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA before going to Work. It’ll be out by the end of this week – if not sooner. 🙂

12/15/14-Time to do a little more FINAL EDITING (one round) on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA. It’ll be out by the end of this week – if not sooner. 🙂

12/15/14-I won’t give away the scene that I’m FINAL EDITING (one round) now in THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA, but all I’ll say is that it has to do with breast milk. But it’s an ode – which I didn’t realize until now – to Shirley Jones and Robert Preston filming a scene in THE MUSIC MAN. Here’s what happened:

Shirley Jones learned she was pregnant with her son Patrick once the filming of had begun. She met with director Morton DaCosta over lunch to inform him of the situation. Her concern was that she would begin “showing” during its filming. He assured her that they could work through it with costumes and also by filming her from the waist up, if necessary. He did have one request, that she tell no one about it. Robert Preston did figure it out before filming had concluded, when Shirley’s character, Marion, and his character, Professor Hill, kissed for the first time in the romantic footbridge scene. He leaned in for the kiss and jumped back, asking her, “What was that?” to which she replied, “That is Patrick Cassidy! Say, ‘Hello!’ ” Years later, her son Patrick had the opportunity to meet Preston. He walked up and introduced himself saying, “Hello. I’m Patrick Cassidy.” Preston replied, “Yes, I know. We’ve already met.”

12/15/14-Time to do some more FINAL EDITING (one round) on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA before going to Work. It’ll be out by the end of this week – if not sooner. 🙂

12/14/14-Time to do a little more FINAL EDITING (one round) on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA. It’ll be out by the end of next week – if not sooner. 🙂

12/14/14-Time to do a little more FINAL EDITING (one round) on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA before going to Work. It’ll be out by the end of next week – if not sooner. 🙂

12/13/14-Time to do a little more FINAL EDITING (one round) on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA before going to Work. It’ll be out by the end of next week – if not sooner. 🙂

12/12/14-Time to do a little more FINAL EDITING (one round) on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA. It’ll be out by the end of next week – if not sooner. 🙂

12/12/14-Time to do some more FINAL EDITING (one round) on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA before going to Work. It’ll be out by the end of next week – if not sooner. 🙂

12/11/14-Time to do a little more FINAL EDITING (one round) on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA. It’ll be out by the end of this week – HOPEFULLY!!! 🙂

12/11/14-Time to do a little more FINAL EDITING (one round) on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA. It’ll be out by the end of this week – HOPEFULLY!!! 🙂

12/11/14-Time to do some more FINAL EDITING (one round) on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA before going to Work. HOPEFULLY it’ll be out by the end of this week. 🙂

12/10/14-Time to do a little more FINAL EDITING (one round) on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA. It’ll be out by the end of this week – HOPEFULLY!!! 🙂

12/10/14-Since I was crazy busy on December 8th, I will announce now that since THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA is the last book of my THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES Series, December 8, 2014 – two days ago – was the fourth anniversary (December 8, 2010) of the release of my first book in my THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES Series – THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  THE OUTLAW SCHOOLTEACHER – EDITH. Four years ago on December 8th – WOW!!! 🙂

12/10/14-Time to do some more FINAL EDITING (one round) on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA before going to Work. HOPEFULLY it’ll be out by the end of this week. 🙂

12/9/14-Here is the first page scene excerpt for THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA:

Liza brought the wagon to a complete stop, but continued to sit where she was, staring into nothingness.
Long moments of silence passed before Judge Fenton finally asked her, in a slightly drunken voice, “Are you mad at me?”
Refusing to look at him, she was silent for a long moment before finally saying, “I’m mad that I had to drive because you’re drunk.”
Putting his head in his hands, Adam was silent for a long moment before finally asking, “Is it me, or your father, whom you’re mad at?”
Furious, Liza glared at Judge Fenton, and exclaimed, “How dare you bring up my father? You know nothing about who he was!”
Looking at Liza, Adam said, “From what I learned at your trial, your father was an alcoholic.”
Still glaring at Judge Fenton, Liza exclaimed, “Then you’ll understand why I’m furious with you for getting drunk!”
“Liza, you went with me to Luke and Tater Bob’s, knowing full-well that they make illegal moonshine!” Adam exclaimed. “Why aren’t you furious with them? Why aren’t you furious with Jason and Callie?”
“I don’t have to live with them!” Liza exclaimed.
Adam stared at Liza for a long moment before gently saying, “Liza, it’s been quite some time since I’ve seen my friends. But that’s no excuse for getting drunk, and making you drive us home in the dark. We should have stayed with Luke and Tater Bob, or gone home with Jason and Callie. I’m sorry.”
Liza stared at Judge Fenton for a long moment before finally saying, “That still doesn’t excuse what you did.”
Furious, Adam asked, “So it’s all right for you to murder your two lovers with an axe, but it’s not all right for me to get drunk with my friends?”
The minute that the words were out of his mouth, he instantly regretted them.

12/9/14-Time to do a little more FINAL EDITING (one round) on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA. It’ll be out by the end of this week – HOPEFULLY!!! 🙂

12/9/14-Time to do a little more FINAL EDITING (one round) on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA before my radio show, and before going to Work. It’ll be out by the end of this week – HOPEFULLY!!! 🙂

12/8/14-Time to do some more FINAL EDITING (one round) on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA. HOPEFULLY it’ll be out by the end of this week. 🙂

12/7/14-Time to do a little more FINAL EDITING (one round) on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA before going to Work. It’ll be out by the end of next week – if not sooner!!! 🙂

12/6/14-Time to do a little more FINAL EDITING (one round) on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA before going to Work. It’ll be out by the end of next week – if not sooner!!! 🙂

12/5/14-Time to do a little more FINAL EDITING (one round) on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA before going to Work. It’ll be out by the end of next week – if not sooner!!! 🙂

12/4/14-Time to do a little more FINAL EDITING (one round) on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA before going to Work. It’ll be out by the end of next week – if not sooner!!! 🙂

12/3/14-Time to do some more FINAL EDITING (one round) on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA. HOPEFULLY it’ll be out by the end of this week. 🙂

12/2/14-Time to do some more FINAL EDITING (one round) on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA. HOPEFULLY it’ll be out by the end of this week. 🙂

12/1/14-Time to do a little more FINAL EDITING (one round) on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA before going to Work. It’ll be out by the end of next week – if not sooner!!! 🙂

11/30/14-Time to do some more FINAL EDITING (one round) on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA before watching my Hallmark Hall Of Fame Christmas movie tonight. It’ll be out by the end of next week – if not sooner!!! 🙂

11/30/14-Time to do some more FINAL EDITING (one round) on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA. It’ll be out by the end of next week – if not sooner!!! 🙂

11/29/14-Time to do a little more FINAL EDITING (one round) on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA before watching my Hallmark Christmas movie tonight. It’ll be out by the end of next week – if not sooner!!! 🙂

11/29/14-Time to do a little more FINAL EDITING (one round) on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA before going to Work. It’ll be out by the end of next week – if not sooner!!! 🙂

11/28/14-Time to do a little more FINAL EDITING (one round) on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA before going to Work. It’ll be out by the end of next week – if not sooner!!! 🙂

11/27/14-Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!!! 🙂 Time to do a little more FINAL EDITING (one round) on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA before going to celebrate THE MOST DELICIOUS food day EVER! It’ll be out by the end of next week – if not sooner!!! 🙂

11/26/14-Time to do a little more FINAL EDITING (one round) on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA before going to Work. It’ll be out by the end of next week – if not sooner!!! 🙂

11/25/14-Time to do a little more FINAL EDITING (one round) on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA before going to bed. It’ll be out by the end of next week!!! 🙂

11/25/14-Guess what time it is?! 🙂 Time to FINAL EDIT (one round) THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA so that it’ll be out by the end of next week!!! 🙂

11/23/14-HEE-HAW!!! 🙂 To celebrate having finished writing THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA – and my FINAL book of the Series, here is the song “Unwritten” by Natasha Bedingfield, along with the lyrics:

I am unwritten
Can’t read my mind, I’m undefined
I’m just beginning
The pen’s in my hand, ending unplanned

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words
That you could not find

Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions
Feel the rain on your skin

No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips

Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten

I break tradition
Sometimes my tries are outside the lines
We’ve been conditioned
To not make mistakes, but I can’t live that way, no

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words
That you could not find

Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions
Feel the rain on your skin

No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips

Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
Feel the rain on your skin

No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips

Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words
That you could not find

Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions
Feel the rain on your skin

No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips

Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
Feel the rain on your skin

No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips

Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten

The rest is still unwritten
The rest is still unwritten

11/23/14-Time to finish writing my SUPERNATURAL-LIKE Final scene of my THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES Series. 😦 🙂 ❤

11/23/14-My SUPERNATURAL-LIKE Final scene of my THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES Series is A LOT like this scene:

11/23/14-Time to try to finish writing my FINAL scene – the SUPERNATURAL-LIKE death scene – of THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA and my THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES Series before going to go see the film ST. VINCENT. Remember, as you’re reading this FINAL scene, listen to the song GOOD RIDDANCE (TIME OF YOUR LIFE) by Green Day.

11/22/14-I am still writing my FINAL scene, but will have to finish the rest tomorrow. DANG!!! It’s taking FOREVER to kill off this character!!! 🙂 The scene is SO GOOD, and SO BEAUTIFUL!!! 🙂 I can’t wait for you to read it!!! 🙂

11/22/14-Although not really THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES related – OK, maybe a little since this song is my Inspiration for my FINAL scene – this is when I first heard GOOD RIDDANCE (TIME OF YOUR LIFE) – the Series Finale of SEINFELD:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0d_0llpmto0

11/22/14-OK. I can’t tell you what this FINAL scene is about, but as I mentioned before, it is a SUPERNATURAL-LIKE scene having to do with death. This FINAL scene is titled THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES – titled after the song GOOD RIDDANCE (TIME OF YOUR LIFE) by Green Day. This song has been used at the end of many TV Series Finales. I first heard this song during the Series Finale of SEINFELD. Without giving anything away, you may know what this post is about since it is my last book of my THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES Series. All I’ll say is that it has to do with Wild West figures riding into the sunset. Here is the music video for GOOD RIDDANCE (TIME OF YOUR LIFE) by Green Day and the lyrics. This song fits PERFECTLY with the scene that I’ll be writing now. When you sit down to read this book – this final scene – please play this song while reading it:

Another turning point
A fork stuck in the road
Time grabs you by the wrist
Directs you where to go

So make the best of this test
And don’t ask why
It’s not a question
But a lesson learned in time

It’s something unpredictable
But in the end it’s right
I hope you had the time of your life

So take the photographs
And still frames in your mind
Hang it on a shelf
In good health and good time

Tattoos of memories
And dead skin on trial
For what it’s worth
It was worth all the while

It’s something unpredictable
But in the end it’s right
I hope you had the time of your life

It’s something unpredictable
But in the end it’s right
I hope you had the time of your life

It’s something unpredictable
But in the end it’s right
I hope you had the time of your life

11/22/14-It’s time. Time to write the FINAL scene on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA. Time to write the FINAL scene on my FINAL book of my THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES Series. I have been VERY BUSY the last two days. I almost wondered if I could write today, but I WANT/NEED/HAVE to. OK – time to start writing my FINAL scene. 😦 🙂 ❤

11/19/14-I have my FINAL scene to write on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA, and my THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES Series. 😦 🙂 ❤ It’ll be called THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES – and is a SUPERNATURAL-LIKE death scene. You’ll see what I mean when you read the book. Don’t worry! There are no vampires or witches or zombies or anything like that! 🙂 It’s more like what cowboys and cowgirls do – riding into the sunset. I will write this FINAL scene either tomorrow or Friday. 🙂 ❤

11/19/14-Remember when I mentioned that Renee Zellweger’s face change was going to be the inspiration for this scene that I’m writing now? Being the inspiration for Callie (Book 9 – DEADLY LOVE – CALLIE), this scene has Callie being 45 years old – the age that Renee is now. I can’t tell you what this scene is about, but I can tell you that it’s set on July 4, 1899. I can tell you that I have Callie talking about being 45, and wondering where the time has gone, hence the title “WHERE DID THE TIME GO?” Here are four pics of my Callie – the two pics of Callie that you see on my book covers, and two pics of Renee Zellweger – one of Callie (1880-1882) and one of Callie (1899):

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11/19/14-I said that I wasn’t going to write anymore tonight after the emotional CHRISTMAS EVE scene that I wrote today. But after resting for a bit with a Hallmark Christmas movie and dinner, I feel great! I am going to work on the 3 small scenes – CHRISTMAS DAY, SITTING AT HER TYPEWRITER, and “WHERE DID THE TIME GO?” right now, but will save the FINAL scene – my SUPERNATURAL-LIKE death scene titled THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES for either tomorrow or Friday.

11/19/14-I just finished writing the scene titled CHRISTMAS EVE in THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA. What a BEAUTIFUL, POWERFUL, and EMOTIONAL scene this was!!! I was bawling!!! This is why I can’t write anymore this evening. I originally had 3 more scenes after this, but had to add a fourth to help with the flow of one of the scenes. Unlike CHRISTMAS EVE, the scenes CHRISTMAS DAY, SITTING AT HER TYPEWRITER, and “WHERE DID THE TIME GO?” will be very short – either a page or half a page. But the FINAL scene – my SUPERNATURAL-LIKE death scene titled THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES – will be as long as CHRISTMAS EVE. Maybe longer, maybe shorter. Who knows? Now off to watch a Hallmark Christmas movie to get in a HAPPY mood!!! 🙂

11/19/14-Here’s Celtic Woman singing DING DONG MERRILY ON HIGH – The closest I can get to my ten Thunder Mountain Brides – Edith, Agnes, Danny, Marjorie, Pamela, Marta, Julia, Eva, Callie, and Liza – singing during the Christmas Eve party.

11/19/14-Here’s a video clip of Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy (Trini Alvarado, Winona Ryder, Claire Danes, and Kirsten Dunst) in 1994’s film version of LITTLE WOMEN singing DING DONG MERRILY ON HIGH – which is what I am having my Thunder Mountain Brides – Edith, Agnes, Danny, Marjorie, Pamela, Marta, Julia, Eva, Callie, and Liza – singing during the Christmas Eve party. I wish that I could have a real clip of them singing. Hopefully, if I make films out of my THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES Series, that will happen. 🙂

11/19/14-I’m going to be having my Thunder Mountain Brides – Edith, Agnes, Danny, Marjorie, Pamela, Marta, Julia, Eva, Callie, and Liza – singing DING DONG MERRILY ON HIGH during the Christmas Eve party. Of course, according to Wikipedia here, it says that the Carol was first published in 1924. If that’s the case, I’m still going to use the title in my book since Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy sing it in the film version of LITTLE WOMEN Starring Trini Alvarado, Winona Ryder, Claire Danes, Kirsten Dunst, and Samantha Mathis. Poetic License. 🙂

 

Ding Dong Merrily on High

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Ding Dong Merrily on High” is a Christmas carol. The tune first appeared as a secular dance tune known under the title “Branle de l’Official”[1][2] in Orchésographie, a dance book written by Jehan Tabourot (1519–1593). The lyrics are from English composer George Ratcliffe Woodward (1848–1934), and the carol was first published in 1924 in his The Cambridge Carol-Book: Being Fifty-two Songs for Christmas, Easter, And Other Seasons. Woodward took an interest in church bell ringing, which no doubt aided him in writing it. Woodward was the author of several carol books, including Songs of Syon and The Cowley Carol Book. The macaronic style is characteristic of Woodward’s delight in archaic poetry. Charles Wood harmonised the tune when it was published with Woodward’s text in The Cambridge Carol Book. More recently, Sir David Willcocks made an arrangement for the second book of Carols for Choirs.

The song is particularly noted[3][4] for the Latin refrain:

Gloria, Hosanna in excelsis!
[Glory! Hosanna in the highest!]

where the sung vowel sound “o” of “Gloria” is fluidly sustained through a lengthy rising and falling melismatic melodic sequence.

11/19/14-Some more Christmas Card scenes that fit my Christmas Eve mood in THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA. The night scene more fits my scene since it’s set at half past eight of the clock at night.

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11/19/14-I LOVE these Christmas Card scenes because they remind me of my stories, and what’s most important – or has been missing – at Christmas:  Family, Fellowship, Community. The first pic is most like the scene that I’m writing now – set at Callie and Jason’s (BOOK 9 – THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  DEADLY LOVE – CALLIE) ranch house. The second pic more describes Miss Mabel’s Boarding House.

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11/19/14-Today, I’ll be writing Scene #1 of 4 of my EPILOGUE for THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA. Since these last four scenes will be VERY, VERY EMOTIONAL, I can only handle writing one scene a day for the next four days. This first scene, as I mentioned yesterday, takes place on Christmas Eve – December 24, 1882.

11/18/14-I am now on my EPILOGUE of THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA. There are going to be four scenes in the EPILOGUE. And then I’m done with the book – and with the THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES Series. 😦 🙂 ❤ The first scene of the EPILOGUE takes place on Christmas Eve, 1882. This was why I wanted to release this book on Christmas Eve, 2014 – although it will be released sooner. These last four scenes are going to be VERY, VERY EMOTIONAL because not only are they the last four scenes of the book – and Series – they deal with death. While I won’t tell you who dies, I will tell you that the first death on Christmas Eve is that of a supporting character. Maybe I shouldn’t mention that it’s a WELL-LOVED supporting character. The other deaths have to do with what we all must face. And while they will be emotional, you will LOVE the SUPERNATURAL feeling of the scene – a VERY CREATIVE way to write a death and the FINAL scene of my THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES Series. Also, my Series has had holidays, but it’s never had Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. Plot purposes never called for it – until now. This scene shows what was VERY IMPORTANT back in the days of the WILD, WILD WEST – God, Family, Friendship, Community, Faith, Hope, and Love – something that we need in our own lives – especially in 2014, and as we ring in 2015. I can’t wait for you to read this FINAL book, these FINAL scenes. 🙂 ❤

11/18/14-Time to do some writing on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA. I am working on the second to last scene before the LONG Epilogue – and my FINAL book of this Series. 😦 🙂 ❤

11/17/14-The first part of the scene that I’m writing now has the residents of Thunder Mountain, Colorado enjoying a shindig with fellowship, music, dancing, delicious food, drinks – especially illegal moonshine – happiness, and love galore. You can’t have a Thunder Mountain shindig without a Thunder Mountain hoedown! Here is the PERFECT song/music video/lyrics to go with the hoedown – SUDS IN THE BUCKET by Sara Evans:

She was in the back yard
Say it was a little past nine
When her prince pulled up
A white pick-up truck
Her folks shoulda seen it comin’
It was only just a matter of time
Plenty old enough
And you can’t stop love
She stuck a note on the screen door
Sorry but I got to go
And that was all she wrote
Her Mama’s heart was broke
And that was all she wrote
And so the story goes

Now her Daddy’s in the kitchen
Starin’ out the window
Scratchin’ and a rackin’ his brains
How can eighteen years just up and walk away
Our little pony tailed girl
Growed up to be a woman
Now she’s gone in the blink of an eye
She left the suds in the bucket
And the clothes hangin’ out on the line

Now don’t you wonder what the preacher’s
Gonna preach about Sunday morn
Nothing quite like this
Has happened here before
Well he must of been looker
A smooth talkin’ son of a gun
For such a grounded girl
To just up and run
Of course you can’t fence time
And you can’t stop love

Now all the biddies in the beauty shop
Gossip goin’ non-stop
Sippin’ on pink lemonade
How could eighteen years just up and walk away
Our little pony tailed girl
Growed up to be a woman
Now she’s gone in the blink of an eye
She left the suds in the bucket
And the clothes hangin’ out on the line

Yee Hoo

She’s got her pretty little bare feet
Hangin’ out the window
And they’re headed up to Vegas tonight
How could 18 years just up and walk away
Our little pony tailed girl
Growed up to be a woman
Now she’s gone in the blink of an eye
She left the suds in the bucket
And the clothes hangin’ out on the line
She left the suds in the bucket
And the clothes hangin’ out on the line

She was in the backyard
Say it was a little past nine
When her prince pulled up
A white pick-up truck
Plenty old enough
And you can’t stop love
And no you can’t fence time
And you can’t stop love

11/17/14-I had to take a little nap, and am now back to working on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA. The last scene that I’m writing now before the LONG Epilogue is called CELEBRATION. It is Adam’s 41st birthday – May 9, 1882 (He was born May 9, 1841). Because it was originally going to be titled FOREVER AND FOR ALWAYS – after Shania Twain’s song – here is her music video and lyrics to FOREVER AND FOR ALWAYS:

In your arms

In your arms, I can still feel the way you want me
When you hold me
I can still hear the words you whispered
When you told me
I can stay right here forever in your arms

And there ain’t no way
I’m lettin’ you go now
And there ain’t no way
And there ain’t no how
I’ll never see that day

‘Cause I’m keeping you forever and for always
We will be together all of our days
Wanna wake up every morning
To your sweet face, always

Ooh baby

In your heart, I can still hear a beat
For every time you kiss me
And when we’re apart
I know how much you miss me
I can feel your love for me in your heart

And there ain’t no way
I’m lettin’ you go now
And there ain’t no way
And there ain’t no how
I’ll never see that day

‘Cause I’m keeping you forever and for always
We will be together all of our days
Wanna wake up every morning
To your sweet face, always
Wanna wake up every morning

In your eyes
(I can still see the look of the one)
I can still see the look
Of the one who really loves me
(I can still feel the way that you want)
The one who wouldn’t put anything
Else in the world above me
(I can still see your love for me)
I can still see your love for me in your eyes
(I still see the love)

And there ain’t no way
I’m lettin’ you go now
And there ain’t no way
And there ain’t no how
I’ll never see that day

‘Cause I’m keeping you forever and for always
We will be together all of our days
Wanna wake up every morning
To your sweet face

I’m keeping you forever and for always
We will be together all of our days
Wanna wake up every morning
To your sweet face
I’m keeping you forever and for always

Always and forever
And in your arms

11/17/14-I had to step out for a bit right as I started writing, so now time to do some more writing on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA. I have one more scene left, and then the LONG Epilogue, and then I’m done writing the book – the final book of this series. 😦 🙂 ❤

11/17/14-Time to do some more writing on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA. I have one more scene left, and then the LONG Epilogue, and then I’m done writing the book – the final book of this series. 😦 🙂 ❤

11/16/14-Time to do some more writing on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA. I have just a few scenes left to write, and then I’m done with this book – the final book of this series. 😦 🙂 ❤

11/15/14-Time to do a few moments of writing on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA this morning. I don’t know why I’ve been SO LAX – not wanting to write. Maybe it’s because I’ve been busy with life. Maybe it’s because this is the last book of this Series, and don’t want to say GOODBYE to it just yet. 🙂

11/13/14-Time to do some more writing on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA. I have just a few scenes left to write, and then I’m done with this book – the final book of this series. 😦 🙂 ❤

11/12/14-Time to do some more writing on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA. I have just a few scenes left to write, and then I’m done with this book – the final book of this series. 😦 🙂 ❤ I was going to write yesterday, but ended up not being in the mood – but in a GOOD way. I had just had my radio interview with Caryn Richman, went to a lovely Veteran’s Day Ceremony, and dealt with hooking up my new DVR box since the first one that I had been given had been CRAP!!! I spent the evening testing out my new DVR box, and then watched a DVD on my BIG wall TV.

11/6/14-Time to do some more writing on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA. I have just a few scenes left to write, and then I’m done with this book – the final book of this series. 😦 🙂 ❤

11/5/14-HEE-HAW!!! 🙂 My Internet is FINALLY up!!! 🙂 HEE-HAW!!! 🙂 It’s VERY, VERY HARD not to be able to blog without the Internet. I am almost done with THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA. I have just a few scenes left to write, and am glad that I can blog these FINAL scenes – especially since this is my last book of this series, and these scenes will be VERY, VERY SPECIAL. 🙂

11/4/14-I’ve been doing some AMAZING writing on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA, but I haven’t been able to blog because I moved, and my Internet won’t be up until tomorrow. I’m blogging this at my parents’ house to let you know why I haven’t been blogging.

10/28/14-The scene that I’m working on now in THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA is the beginnings of a later LOVE scene. The song that comes to mind is I COULD NOT ASK FOR MORE by Sara Evans. Here is the music video and lyrics to this BEAUTIFUL song:

Lying here with you
Listening to the rain
Smiling just to see
Smile upon your face

These are the moments
I thank God that I’m alive
These are the moments
I’ll remember all my life
I’ve found all I’ve waited for
And I could not ask for more

Looking in your eyes
Seeing all I need
Everything you are
Is everything to me

These are the moments
I know heaven must exist
These are the moments
I know all I need is this
I’ve found all I’ve waited for, yeah
And I could not ask for more

I could not ask for more
Than this time together
Could not ask for more
Than this time with you

And every prayer has been answered
Every dream I had has come true
Yeah, right here in this moment
Is where I’m meant to be
Here with you, here with me, yeah, yeah

These are the moments
I thank God that I’m alive
These are the moments
I’ll remember all my life
I’ve found all I’ve waited for, yeah
And I could not ask for more

I could not ask for more
Than this time together
Could not ask for more
Than this time with you

Every prayer has been answered
Every dream I had has come true
Yeah, right here in this moment
Is where I’m meant to be
Oh, here with you, here with me

No, I could not ask for more
Than this love you give me
‘Cause it’s all I’ve waited for
And I could not ask for more

No, oh
Yeah, yeah
No, I could not ask for more
Yeah

10/28/14-Time to finish my challenging, complicated scene in THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA. Since my hero, Adam, changed my plot on me, it’s been a bit challenging and complicated writing this scene. But it’s been FUN, too! And it’s going to be leading to the LOVE scene. 🙂

10/27/14-Time to do some AWESOME writing on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – Liza – especially since my hero, Adam, has changed my plot on me!!! BAD ADAM!!! 😦 🙂

10/26/14-OMG!!! WOW!!! I shouldn’t even be talking about this, or giving this key plot away! But you know how when you’re writing, and suddenly, the plot goes in an entirely different direction, or the characters suddenly take control of their own story? – which happened in Book 3 – THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  THE DEVIL AND THE LORD – DANNY when my characters decided – out of the blue – that they wanted to take a road/horse trip to Mexico. Well, this just happened again in THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA. I could decide to ignore it, or I could decide to go with it. If I ignore it, it’ll be fine. If I go with it, it’ll be a HUGE SHOCK to my system because it wasn’t what I had intended. But that’s OK! Some of the BEST plots are the ones that the characters – not the writer – control. So, I will be writing what Adam just took control of. And that’s OK!!! 🙂 It’ll make the book even more interesting and thrilling!!! I can’t tell you what the plot change is – THANKS, ADAM! – but I can tell you this:  Liza is based on Lizzie Borden – a young woman who was found not guilty of murdering her father and stepmother with an axe in 1892 Fall River, Massachusetts. We may never know if Lizzie is TRULY guilty or TRULY not-guilty. I believe that she was TRULY guilty. While I wanted Liza to commit her crime because I felt that Lizzie was TRULY guilty, let’s just say that she may not be TRULY guilty. Do you know what I mean? That’s ALL I’m going to say. You’ll have to read the book to figure out what I mean – if you don’t already. 🙂

10/26/14-The scene that I’m working on now in THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA is called OUTLAW STRONG. It’s a take on the film title COUNTRY STRONG Starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw, Garrett Hedlund, and Leighton Meester – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Country_Strong. I can’t tell you what the scene is about, but it involves Edith (Book 1 – THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  THE OUTLAW SCHOOLTEACHER – EDITH). She has the strength to get through anything. And because of her past as an outlaw, she’s OUTLAW STRONG.

10/26/14-Time to do some AWESOME writing on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA today. I just needed to take a break from writing yesterday.

10/24/14-WOW!!! Everything’s happening all at once in THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA – hence the title of my scene EVERYTHING HAPPENING ALL AT ONCE. Someone just got murdered – can’t tell you who, and by whom – you’ll have to read the book to find out – and someone is having a baby (I can tell you that it’s Marjorie – Book 4 – THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  FORBIDDEN LOVE – MARJORIE). Poor Liza is at the center of the murder, due to the weapon being the very axe that she had used on the two men that she had murdered. Will people believe her when she says that she’s innocent? Will Adam believe her when she says that she’s innocent? Stay tuned! This is all happening on the night of April 22, 1882, by the way.

10/24/14-Time to do some writing on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA.

10/23/14-Here is the cold steel axe that Liza used to murder her two lovers in Book 10: THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES: IN NAME ONLY – LIZA. This same axe is used to murder someone in THUNDER MOUNTAIN. I can’t tell you who will be murdered by this axe – and by whom. You’ll have to read the book to find out. But I can tell you that they set-up both Liza and Nathaniel (Reverend Nathaniel Weston – Book 2: THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES: HIDDEN SECRETS – AGNES.

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10/23/14-Time to do some writing on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA.

10/22/14-The scene that I’m working on now in THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA is titled SINNERS, NOT SAINTS. When I was at Palm Desert Community Presbyterian Church on Sunday, one of the people speaking said something that made me think, This would be perfect for my hero, Reverend Nathaniel Weston, to say since he’s a minister. Nathaniel’s story was told in Book 2 – THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  HIDDEN SECRETS – AGNES. It’s been FUN and CHALLENGING writing things for Nathaniel to say during his sermons since I’m not a minister. The saying which I’ll have Nathaniel say is – I don’t remember exactly how it was said at Church, so I am changing it a little to fit Nathaniel saying it – Let us be remembered as a hospital for sinners, not as a museum for saints. This also made me think about how my THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES series will be the only thing left of me one day. I’m not trying to go all DUST IN THE WIND on you, but it’s true. I’m creating something special that will live on – just like Western films and television shows. And Nathaniel’s quote is basically saying that we are all sinners, not saints, and that we should be remembered that way – which is A-OK with me! 🙂

10/22/14-Time to do some writing on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA. This scene is about being goaded into saying – or doing – something that you’re going to regret later. In the end, if you are goaded into saying – or doing – something, you’re going to be the one who loses. Not the other person.

10/21/14-Time to do some writing on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA.

10/20/14-Time to do some writing on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA.

10/19/14-Time to do some writing on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA.

10/18/14-The scene that I’m writing now in THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA has a song that goes with it. The original song that I wanted ended up not going with this scene, and will be used during a later scene. The song that I’m using for this scene is SUMMER DAY by Sheryl Crow (although the scene is set on April 22nd (1882).

Here is the song/music video and lyrics:

Every little thing that I felt that day
Never will forget there was love in the air
I wasn’t lookin’ for love to come my way
Oh, baby, baby, but then I saw you there

The summer day that I recall
You came into my life
And you gave me hope and love
I just wanna be what you want me to

The summer day that changed it all
You came into my life
And you let me fall in love
My baby, I just wanna be with you

I just wanna let it shine
I just wanna let it shine
I just wanna let it shine
For you

Did you ever think you knew everything?
Did you ever think you had it all figured out?
Oh, baby, baby, you know things can change
When someone loves you with no doubt

The summer day that I recall
You came into my life
And you gave me hope and love
I just wanna be what you want me to

The summer day that changed it all
You came into my life
And you let me fall in love
My baby, I just wanna be with you

Can you hear me, baby, yeah
When I sing out for you?
I knew we could make it
The moment you came into my life
Don’t you know that you keep me shinin’? Yeah

That summer day that I recall
You came into my life
And you gave me hope and love
I just wanna be what you want me to

The summer day you changed it all
You came into my life
And you let me fall in love
My baby, I just wanna be with you

I just wanna let it shine
I just wanna tell you I love you, baby

And I’m gonna let it shine
And I’m gonna let it shine
Yes, I’m gonna let it shine for you
I just wanna let it shine

I just wanna let it shine
I just wanna let it shine

10/18/14-Time to do some writing on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA.

10/16/14-Time to get back to working on my tenth and final book of my THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES series – IN NAME ONLY – LIZA. I can’t believe that I’m working on my tenth and final book of the series!!! 😦 🙂

10/12/14-My FINAL full cover for Book 10 – THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA – and my FINAL book of my THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES Series. I needed my cover artist to make a small correction – Adam’s eyes needed to be changed from brown to blue since they’re blue. You may not be able to tell, but I will. :):

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10/12/14-My FINAL back cover for Book 10 – THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA – and my FINAL book of my THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES Series. I needed my cover artist to make a small correction – Adam’s eyes needed to be changed from brown to blue since they’re blue. You may not be able to tell, but I will. :):

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10/12/14-My FINAL front cover for Book 10 – THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA – and my FINAL book of my THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES Series. I needed my cover artist to make a small correction – Adam’s eyes needed to be changed from brown to blue since they’re blue. You may not be able to tell, but I will. :):

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9/30/14-Time to do some good writing on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA this afternoon since I start FINAL EDITS (one round) on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  DEADLY LOVE – CALLIE – out on Thanksgiving Day – November 27th.

9/29/14-Time to do a little more writing on Thunder Mountain Brides:  In Name Only – Liza. After the last few days that I’ve had, I may not be long for this world – or night. 🙂

9/27/14-Time to do a little more writing on Thunder Mountain Brides: In Name Only – Liza.

9/27/14-Time to do a little writing on Thunder Mountain Brides:  In Name Only – Liza.

9/25/14-I worked on Thunder Mountain Brides: In Name Only – Liza during my breaks at Work today, and am now going to copy and paste what I wrote into my Word Document.

9/24/14-I know that it doesn’t sound very exciting, but one of the scenes that I just wrote was Liza hanging laundry on a beautiful April morning. That’s what women did in 1882. Here’s a photo of hanging laundry in the olden days.

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9/24/14-I worked on Thunder Mountain Brides: In Name Only – Liza during my breaks at Work today, and am now going to copy and paste what I wrote into my Word Document. I wrote some AWESOME scenes!!! 🙂 I know that I keep saying that, but these are REALLY AWESOME!!! 🙂 They’re about Community and Friendship and Love!!! 🙂

9/23/14-Time to do some more writing on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES: IN NAME ONLY – LIZA. I have been writing some AWESOME scenes!!! 🙂

9/23/14-Time to do some more writing on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES: IN NAME ONLY – LIZA. I have been writing some AWESOME scenes!!! 🙂

9/22/14-Time to do some more writing on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES: IN NAME ONLY – LIZA. I have been writing some AWESOME scenes!!! 🙂

9/21/14-Time to do some more writing on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES: IN NAME ONLY – LIZA. I have been writing some AWESOME scenes!!! 🙂

9/20/14-Time to do some more writing on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA.

9/19/14-I worked on Thunder Mountain Brides: In Name Only – Liza during my breaks at Work today, and am now going to copy and paste what I wrote into my Word Document. I wrote some AWESOME scenes!!! 🙂

9/18/14-I worked on Thunder Mountain Brides: In Name Only – Liza during my breaks at Work today, and am now going to copy and paste what I wrote into my Word Document. I wrote some AWESOME scenes!!! 🙂

9/17/14-I worked on Thunder Mountain Brides:  In Name Only – Liza while waiting for my films to start today, and am now going to copy and paste what I wrote into my Word Document. I wrote some AWESOME scenes!!! 🙂

9/16/14-I worked on Thunder Mountain Brides:  In Name Only – Liza while waiting for my film to start today, and am now going to copy and paste what I wrote into my Word Document.

9/15/14-I worked on Thunder Mountain Brides: In Name Only – Liza during my breaks at Work today, and am now going to copy and paste what I wrote into my Word Document. I wrote some AWESOME scenes!!! 🙂

9/14/14-I worked on Thunder Mountain Brides: In Name Only – Liza during my breaks at Work today, and am now going to copy and paste what I wrote into my Word Document. I wrote some AWESOME scenes!!! 🙂

9/13/14-After a very productive day, it’s time to settle down with episodes of COLD CASE – I am HOOKED on this show! – and do some more writing on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA.

9/12/14-I worked on Thunder Mountain Brides: In Name Only – Liza during my breaks at Work today, and am now going to copy and paste what I wrote into my Word Document. I wrote some AWESOME scenes!!! 🙂

9/11/14-Adam is introducing Liza to all of of his friends. Two characters that we haven’t heard from in a long while make an appearance. They are Luke and Tater Bob – moonshine dudes. Their dog Dog is also a part of this reunion. Luke and Tater Bob were created from the song WHITE LIGHTNING by The Big Bopper.

9/11/14-I worked on Thunder Mountain Brides: In Name Only – Liza during my breaks at Work today, and while waiting for my film to start this evening, and am now going to copy and paste what I wrote into my Word Document. I wrote some AWESOME scenes!!! 🙂

9/10/14-Time to do some writing on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA before going to bed.

9/9/14-I worked on Thunder Mountain Brides:  In Name Only – Liza while waiting for my films to start today, and am now going to copy and paste what I wrote into my Word Document.

9/8/14-I worked on Thunder Mountain Brides: In Name Only – Liza during my break at Work today, and am now going to copy and paste what I wrote into my Word Document. I wrote some AWESOME scenes!!! 🙂

9/5/14-The scene that I’m working on now re:  Adam wearing Grandpa sweaters. The scene takes place on April 16, 1882:

GRANDPA SWEATER AND PIPE
Eight of the clock that night

After several hours of sitting in a tent that was both a schoolhouse and a library, Liza finally exited it, and made her way towards the cabin.
Judge Fenton was sitting on the front porch, wearing a thick, wool sweater, and smoking a pipe.
She stared at him for a long moment before finally asking, “Where are your friends staying?”
Adam continued to smoke his pipe for several long seconds before finally taking it out of his mouth, and saying, “Ian and Pamela are staying at Jason and Callie’s ranch house while they’re honeymooning at the hotel. Damien and Marjorie are staying with Marjorie’s brother, Alexander, and his wife, Julia. Marjorie is giving birth next month. Due to complications from a fall, she wants to live in town, close to Dr. Mitchell.”
“They sound like good people,” Liza quietly said.
“They are,” Adam said.
He then stuck his pipe back in his mouth.
Liza was silent for a long moment before finally asking, “And what about Dr. Mitchell?”
Adam stared at Liza for several long moments before finally taking his pipe out of his mouth once again, and saying, “If you’re asking what I think you’re asking, Dr. Lee Mitchell is a good man. He would never take advantage of his patients like Doctor Elias Kane did. You have nothing to worry about, Liza. The men of this town are men with high morals and good, kind, loving hearts. If you want to go into town with me tomorrow, I will introduce you to my friends.”
Liza was silent for a long moment before finally smiling, and saying, “You remind me of a grandpa, what with your heavy strands of silver, your thick, wool sweater, and your pipe.”
His pipe halfway to his mouth, Adam stared at Liza for several long moments before finally placing his pipe in the ashtray on the table beside him, and saying, “If you mean to get back at me for what I’ve said about you, I’ll take that as a compliment. In case you’re wondering about my age, though, I’ll be forty on the ninth of May.”
“I wasn’t wondering about your age,” Liza lied.

9/5/14-The scene that I’m working on now reveals that Judge Adam Fenton is 40. I originally was going to make him 44, but the photos of him for the book covers makes him look younger. Because he’s a judge, 30 – even 35 – is too young. So he’s 40 – my age! 🙂 Also, Liza mentions that he wears Grandpa sweaters, and smokes a pipe. When I took my dad to see the film LAWLESS Starring Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, and Guy Pearce, I turned to him, and said that Tom Hardy’s character wears Grandpa sweaters – meaning that he wore the same kind of sweaters that my Grandpa – my dad’s dad – wore. Since Grandpa smoked a pipe, I have Adam smoking a pipe. I don’t have a picture of my Grandpa wearing Grandpa sweaters in my files, but here is a picture of Tom Hardy in LAWLESS wearing a Grandpa sweater. He made a SEXY Grandpa! – just like my Adam! 🙂

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawless_%28film%29

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9/5/14-I worked on Thunder Mountain Brides: In Name Only – Liza during my breaks at Work today, and am now going to copy and paste what I wrote into my Word Document. I wrote some AWESOME scenes!!! 🙂

9/4/14-As I was writing this scene, I came to the conclusion that it needs a song. I only planned two songs, but this screamed SONG!!! So this scene – titled HOME – has me thinking of the song A HOME by the Dixie Chicks. Here’s the BEAUTIFUL song A HOME by the Dixie Chicks and the BEAUTIFUL lyrics:

I mistook the warnings for wisdom
From so called friends quick to advise
Though your touch was telling me otherwiseSomehow I saw you as a weakness
I thought I had to be strong
Oh but I was just young
I was scared, I was wrongNot a night goes by, I don’t dream of wandering
Through the home that might have been
I listened to my pride when my heart cried out for you
Now every day I wake again
In a house that might have been a homeGuess I did what I did believing
That love is a dangerous thing
Oh but that couldn’t hurt anymore
Than never knowingNot a night goes by, I don’t dream of wandering
Through the home that might have been
I listened to my pride when my heart cried out for you
Now every day I wake again
In a house that might have been a home, a homeFour walls, a roof, a door, some windows
Just a place to run when my working day is through
They say home is where the heart is
If the exception proves the rule I guess that’s trueNot a night goes by, I don’t dream of wandering
Through the home that might have been
I listened to my pride when my heart cried out for you
Now every day I wake again
In a house that might have been a home, a home

9/4/14-I worked on Thunder Mountain Brides: In Name Only – Liza during my breaks at Work today, and while waiting for my film to start this evening, and am now going to copy and paste what I wrote into my Word Document. I wrote some AWESOME scenes!!! 🙂

9/2/14-Time to do a little writing on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA before going to bed.

9/2/14-I worked on Thunder Mountain Brides: In Name Only – Liza during my breaks at Work today, and am now going to copy and paste what I wrote into my Word Document. I wrote some AWESOME scenes!!! 🙂

9/1/14-Time to do some more writing on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA.

9/1/14-I worked on Thunder Mountain Brides: In Name Only – Liza during my breaks at Work today, and am now going to copy and paste what I wrote into my Word Document. I wrote some AWESOME scenes!!! 🙂

8/29/14-Time to do a little writing on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA before going to bed.

8/29/14-I worked on Thunder Mountain Brides: In Name Only – Liza during my break at Work today, and am now going to copy and paste what I wrote into my Word Document.

8/27/14-Time to do a little writing on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA until my parents arrive later this afternoon for my Birthday weekend.

8/26/14-I worked on Thunder Mountain Brides: In Name Only – Liza during my breaks at Work today, and am now going to copy and paste what I wrote into my Word Document. I wrote some AWESOME scenes!!! 🙂

8/25/14-Time to do a little more writing on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA before going to bed.

8/25/14-I worked on Thunder Mountain Brides: In Name Only – Liza during my breaks at Work today, and am now going to copy and paste what I wrote into my Word Document. I wrote some AWESOME scenes!!! 🙂

8/24/14-I worked on Thunder Mountain Brides: In Name Only – Liza during my breaks at Work today, and am now going to copy and paste what I wrote into my Word Document. I wrote some AWESOME scenes!!! 🙂

8/23/14-I worked on Thunder Mountain Brides:  In Name Only – Liza while waiting for my films to start today, and am now going to copy and paste what I wrote into my Word Document.

8/22/14-Here is the stagecoach that Liza and Adam are riding in in the scene that I’m working on now.

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8/22/14-Time to do a little writing on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES: IN NAME ONLY – LIZA.

8/21/14-I worked on Thunder Mountain Brides: In Name Only – Liza during my breaks at Work today, and am now going to copy and paste what I wrote into my Word Document. I wrote some AWESOME scenes!!! 🙂

8/20/14-Time to do a little writing on THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA before going to bed.

8/19/14-In THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES: IN NAME ONLY – LIZA, here is the gallows and the rope that my heroine, Liza Wilkes, is sentenced to die from after murdering her two lovers with an axe.

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8/19/14-Here is info. about my heroine Liza:

Name: Liza Victoria Wilkes
Date of birth: December 3, 1857
Place of birth: Logan, Massachusetts

8/19/14-Here is the quote for THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA – which is also the text blurb for the back cover:

“Marriage is three parts love and seven parts forgiveness of sins.”

– Langdon Mitchell

8/19/14-So now it’s time to write my first scene of my tenth and FINAL book of this Series – THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA. 🙂 ❤

8/19/14-But since I can’t, unfortunately, use Jennifer’s images on my book covers, here are the front and back photos for my covers for Liza in THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES: IN NAME ONLY – LIZA:

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8/19/14-My model inspiration for Liza Wilkes is Jennifer Connelly.

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8/19/14-Here’s info. on Lizzie Borden, and her photo.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lizzie_Borden

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8/19/14-Liza Wilkes was inspired by infamous axe-murderess, Lizzie Borden. While Lizzie Borden was a psychotic sociopath, Liza Wilkes isn’t. She just snapped.

8/19/14-Here are the front and back covers photos of my Adam (Judge Adam Fenton) for THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES: IN NAME ONLY – LIZA:

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8/19/14-Here’s a photo of Pernell Roberts as Adam Cartwright on BONANZA:

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8/19/14-Here is a HOT, SEXY video of Adam Cartwright – which inspired my Adam (Judge Adam Fenton):

8/19/14-Judge Adam Fenton was inspired by Adam Cartwright (Pernell Roberts) on BONANZA. Pernell Roberts left BONANZA due to creative difference. I named my hero after Adam Cartwright. On BONANZA, his character – Adam – left the Ponderosa to go back east. He came close to getting the girl of his dreams – but no cigar. So Judge Adam Fenton was created to mirror Adam Cartwright in the fact that he left his home and friends to go back east. But at least my Adam was created to return to his home and friends in Thunder Mountain, Colorado, and get the girl. 🙂 ❤

8/19/14-The heroine and hero of my FINAL book of this Series – Book 10 – THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRDIES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA – are Liza Wilkes and Judge Adam Fenton.

8/19/14-Until it’s time for me to start FINAL EDITING (one round) THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  DEADLY LOVE – CALLIE so that it can be released on Thanksgiving Day – November 27th – it’s time to start writing my tenth (and FINAL) book of my THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES Series – THUNDER MOUNTAIN BRIDES:  IN NAME ONLY – LIZA. I am SO EXCITED to be starting a FRESH story. But it’ll be BITTERSWEET since it’s the last book of this Series. 🙂 ❤

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