Set in the 1840s at the end of the Second Semile War, ON PROMISED LAND details the great American dream of all pioneers who settled the western lands. But these are black pioneers. Black-Semile: Tru, free-born in the Everglades and recently orphaned; his two younger siblings, Toby and Kate and his teenage Calusa wife, Tall Deer. These stalwart, industrious folk have been driven West and are caught up in politics and expansion in Indian Territory. They strive and survive in what we think of as the American Way even when they aren't recognized as Americans--or Semiles--or free. Yet they persist.
Kae Cheatham has written for newspapers and national magazines, including American Cowboy and Pro Rodeo World. For several years she was an assistant editor at Athlon Sports Communications. She has also edited for Thomas Nelson and Silver Moon Press. Her poetry has been published in many literary journals. A retired member of Western Writers of America, Kae lives in Montana where, as a speaker, she travels to various locations to share her history and writing knowledge.