These days, homesteading is a popular topic. There are many people looking to become more self-sufficient, and they're working hard to grow their own food. Growing up on a family ranch, we always did a lot of the things that are now "en vogue" like keeping chickens and growing a vegetable garden.
Whenever life throws a spanner in the works and I have to deal with an unexpected event or outcome, I recall the phrase from the movieForrest Gump Life is like a box of chocolates…you never know what you’re gonna get.
The book is set in 1878, so please tell us about your research process into it.
I read a lot of blogs and websites about the Wild West and watched a few documentaries. I scoured the internet for photographs of Deadwood (old and new) and re-watched the series Deadwood, as well as a few of my favourite Westerns. I’m fascinated by the thought What if… and that helped me to work through the GMC and the character arcs, whilst keeping a vivid picture of the historical setting…