M. M. Justus

Biography

"A GRAND yarn you can't put down." Janet Chapple, author of Yellowstone Treasures, on Repeating History.

"The details paint a word picture so vivid that readers can see the story play out in their minds."
Steve Dunkelberger, Tacoma Weekly, on True Gold.

I am fascinated by the possibilities of what if. The memories of place that some people call ghosts, the möbius effect of time travel. You won't find vampires or werewolves in my books, I'm afraid. Or horror. I am more interested in the potential effects of the fantastic on normal folks, and in inserting it into well-researched historical events, populated mostly by people who really lived.

I'm also an avid student of the road, and Cross-Country will not be my last travel adventure book.

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Books

Much Ado in Montana
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,270. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Tara has lived in remote Campbell, Montana, all of her life. She won't leave on a bet. Tim only came home to talk his ailing father into closing the clinic he can no longer manage. He won't stay on a bet. But neither of them anticipated their explosive reunion. Then Tim's father almost ruins their friends' lives, and when Tim bets Tara he can set things straight, he means with her, forever.
Cross-Country: Adventures Alone Across America and Back
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 102,940. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
After many summers in the back seat, four months before 1/1/2000, M.M. Justus followed several literary heroes and drove alone across America for 3 months. She went from the Little Town on the Prairie to Scotty's Castle, and from the Twin Towers to an 'alien' landing site in Wyoming. After over 14,000 miles and one life-changing event, she arrived back home, only to discover home changed, too.
Homesick: A Time in Yellowstone Story
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Series: Time in Yellowstone, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 88,420. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
(5.00 from 1 review)
1945. Ranger Will McManis patrols an empty Upper Geyser Basin in Yellowstone, V-J day and his mother's death on his mind. His grandson, five-year-old Chuck, will leave soon, too, off to faraway Denver, a brand-new life, leaving a huge hole. Will thinks he knows all kinds of change. But out among the geysers with Chuck, something happens to dwarf it all, and nothing will ever be the same again.
Finding Home
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Series: Time in Yellowstone, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,380. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
(4.00 from 1 review)
James McManis knows about being left behind. After his wife died, he clung to his son as hard as he could. But the harder he holds on, the more Chuck fights. Until one day the boy slips away and vanishes utterly. When James discovers what really happened it turns his whole world upside down. He needs to find out. But what if the knowledge he gains proves everything he thought real a lie?
True Gold
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Series: Time in Yellowstone, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,750. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Stowaway. When Karin Myre, a Norwegian seamstress's assistant, catches the excitement of the Klondike Gold Rush, she decides to head north, but how? Impulsively, she sneaks on board one of the ships in Seattle's harbor only to find herself trapped in the hold. But her rescue from the captain and a fate worse than death by a determined young prospector begins her honest search for true gold.
Repeating History
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Series: Time in Yellowstone, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 117,120. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Time travel
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
What would you do if a geyser catapulted you back in time, into the middle of an Indian war? 20-year-old college dropout Chuck McManis gets to find out. The hard way. By the time he escapes to civilization, 1870s-style, he discovers his new life has changed him forever. But he has to risk everything to earn the chance to stay, or lose everything he has become and everyone he loves.

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Smashwords book reviews by M. M. Justus

  • All That Glitters on July 26, 2013
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    Two main reasons I liked this book: first, the people were fascinating, and second, so was their home. Unlike most folks who've reviewed this book before me, I hadn't read the earlier books set in this universe, although I intend to now. I did find the whole alchemy thing slightly confusing at the beginning, but Ms. McCoy does a good job cluing the reader in, so the confusion was extremely brief. I liked the whole concept of alchemy as a world-defining element, and the effects its existence had on that world. But the best part of the book was how interesting the characters were. Jani and Iontho tell alternating chapters, and there's so much each of them doesn't know about the other that their stories dovetail nicely. I was slightly disappointed in the ending, but it won't stop me from reading more.