I plan to do this four times during the 30 day A to Z Challenge. They will all publish on Sunday, our day off except for the last, which will roll off on May 1st. In the four posts I will highlight new bloggers (And I hope new writing friends) that I discover along the way of sharing 26 posts in 30 days.
My theme is based on a novel I plan to write during the annual National Novel Writing Month in November. Now that we are seven post in I want to collect the links here for anyone late to the party.
Angus O’Grady – Patriarch and founder of O’Grady Timber & Lumber
Elise Begley – Young, attractive doctor with her first solo practice in Penley River, Clementine’s confidant.
Clementine O’Grady – the heroine, and face of O’Grady Timber & Lumber.
Delilah O’Grady – Mother to the three O’Grady girls, whose health removes her from the day to day operations.
Escaping the Past – The introduction of the Steel Horse Saviors reason for heading west.
Finn Honeycut – The suave, smooth-talking face of the saviors; one that can get in, out and back in trouble at the drop of a hat.
Gus Owens, the U.S. Army sergeant that brought the Saviors together, including a C.S.A. mechanical genius during the height of the War Between the States.
Here is a preview to the posts coming this week:
Harrington – the fast growing city that could make or break both O’Grady Timber & Lumber and Rollins Lumber.
Ingrid O’Grady – the middle O’Grady sister that switches allegiance between Clementine and the oldest sister, Venus.
Pastor James Farragut – The Baptist minister who preaches against many of the things represented by the Steel Horse Saviors.
Julius Kenner – The bank president of the only bank in Penley River, who may be working with Quentin Rollins or may be working Clementine against Quentin to his bank’s benefit.
Lulubelle – The steam engine that is the unheard star of the novel.
The Mystery of Lulubelle’s Origin – Finding out just how the Saviors came to possess Lulubelle seems to be a tall order. Every story begins differently no matter which Savior is doing the telling.
Finally, but not the least important item is this short list of new bloggers I came across this week in my A to Z commenting. Please take a moment to clink on their blog links:
Raven Avery https://everywhere-and-nowhere.com/ Flash Fiction
Janelle Miller https://everydaymomentsofworship.wordpress.com/ Christianity
Iain Kelly https://iainkellywriting.wordpress.com/ Flash Fiction
Jacqui Murray https://worddreams.wordpress.com/ Literary Genres
Carryl R https://carrylrobinson.wordpress.com/ Books & Authors
Stomperdad https://allinadadswork.wordpress.com/ Fatherhood
Katrina http://calliopewriting.com/ Famous Quotes
These folks I highlight have very different styles, so I want to introduce you to them and ask you to support their craft, by stopping by to say hello and give them some encouragement in the comments section. Tune in next week as I put this together again with another recap, preview and more new bloggers to enjoy!