Martha Deeringer

Biography

Martha Deeringer writes for children and adults from the back porch of her home on a central Texas cattle ranch where she lives with her husband, two grown children and an assortment of grandchildren. Her history articles and personal essays have graced the pages of many regional and national magazines. Martha loves kids, horses, dogs, books, gardening and chocolate chip pizza. Occasionally she has embarrassed her grandchildren by writing magazine articles about them.

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Books

Elephant Dreams
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 80,540. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2017 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
New York City street urchin Fiona Finn escapes the squalor of the basement of a condemned tenement and travels west on an Orphan Train, but Fiona’s alcoholic father, enraged because she won’t support him by selling herself on the street, follows. In Houston, Fiona flees the train and survives a terrifying incident with a circus elephant, which leads to an unexpected future.
Orphans' Inn
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,650. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2015 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
When twelve-year-old Charity Bullock’s parents die in Galveston’s yellow fever epidemic in 1853, she and her fifteen year-old sister, Hope, must travel across the Texas frontier by ox wagon to live with their great-uncle, Richard Bullock, whom they have never met. Their only living relative, Great-Uncle Bullock owns a large hotel in Austin, the new capitol of the Republic of Texas.
Speak of the Tiger
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,430. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2015 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Justin MacArthur hopes to impress his ninth grade classmates with his outdoor skills on a long-anticipated school field trip to the famous YO Ranch in south Texas. Reserved and self-conscious at school, Justin’s expert horsemanship and knowledge of the outdoors provide an opportunity to improve his status as a fringe member of the cool group.
Emma And The Cutting Horse
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,480. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2014 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Western, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
When Emma Dean’s parents buy a plain sorrel mare with slightly crooked knees at a prestigious horse sale, Emma isn’t sure whether to be elated or disappointed. Cranky and irascible, the mare refuses to warm up to people or other horses. After she dumps Emma in the dirt on her first ride, Emma’s dad loads the mare in a trailer and takes her to a trainer to protect his daughter.

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