An Irish-French-German Kansan native (who’s heard all the Wizard of Oz references), Cara Duryea exists in Kansas City, Missouri and on occasion can be caught engaging in such malarkey as throwing coins at wishing wells, dancing in the rain, and writing volumes of poetry (a.k.a. “therapy”), chapters in journals, scribbles on sticky notes and paper napkins, and random thoughts on yellow legal pads that will someday become a scene in one of her fiction books...or fodder for the slush file.
In between writing and a job at a law firm, Cara participates in local writing events and practices yoga and dance to maintain the last vestiges of sanity. She attained her MFA in Creative Writing through the University of New Orleans in 2014 but has been writing short stories and novels since age nine.
She is currently at work writing the second book in this series.
Two teenage runaways navigate the landscape of truck stops with a backdrop of addiction, mental illness and lost connections in this coming-of-age story that takes place on the road. One becomes a traveling minister and the other one becomes a killer, both in pursuit of the other in the name of true love.