Ever since her father’s disappearance, Cassidy McCandless is the sole protector of her little brother and her father’s dream of making a living on their ranch in 1840s New Mexico Territory. Cassidy is determined to see his dream realized, and protect her brother no matter the cost. Though barely into young womanhood, Cassidy struggles against hunger, the elements, isolation and back-breaking work.
A twist of fate brings her together with their nearest friends and neighbors, the McAllisters. Home destroyed and parents lost in a freak storm, 17 year old Peter McAllister finds himself responsible for his younger brothers and sister and seeks help from Cassidy. The two young people bring the families together and struggle for day-to-day survival against daunting odds in the fledgling Territory.
Dark, enigmatic, and violent, Denny McAllister, Peter’s estranged older brother, desperately fights for his humanity and his soul. Imprisoned for murder and mutilation of the men that brutally raped and killed his Apache wife while he was scouting for the Cavalry, Denny seeks redemption in the one thing he thought he had left, home.
Follow the story of love, loss, hope and perseverance in Book 1 of the Crooked M Saga.x
Shifting Skies will be available March 2017!x
TJ has been a writer of fiction since middle school where she published her first short stories in the school newsletter. TJ specializes in historic western stories about people, places, and the times. She particularly enjoys conducting the research necessary to accurately establish the historic moment in time, bringing it to life in the pages of her books.
TJ lives in the desert southwest with her friends, family and a bunch of dogs.