Orphaned and alone at seventeen, I went to live with our neighbors. Then the man of the house took a fancy to me, stole my virginity, and I run off. On the stage, I met a woman who took me under her wing and taught me to survive by way of the world's oldest profession in Tombstone. Then the sweetest man asked me to be his missus, and my life changed yet again. We were happy and worked hard, but thing ever stayed the same for long. Life sure dealt me some blows and taught me just what a strong woman I could be when necessary.
John Duncklee is an award-winning author of over twenty-four books. His published work covers fiction, non-fiction, satire, short stories, and poetry. Prior to his writing career, John was a university professor in both the United States and Mexico, a cattle rancher, Quarter Horse breeder, designer of mesquite wood furniture, and was a Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He lives in New Mexico with his wife, Penny, an illustrator and artist who provides much of the wonderful artwork for his covers. To learn more about John, please visit him at http: //www.johnduncklee.com/