Natalie Cline Bright


Natalie Bright, author and blogger, is a member of Western Writers of American and Woman Writing the West, and currently serves as Board Member and Newsletter Editor for the Texas High Plains Writers. Her articles and stories have appeared in a variety of publications including West Texas Christmas Stories (TCU Press), Appleseeds, WWA Roundup Magazine, Amarillo Magazine, Women Writing the West BlogSpot, THPW The Window, ADDC Publications, and Chicken Soup. She blogs every Monday at about crafting stories. Her website blog, "Prairie Purview" features articles about the people and places of the Texas Panhandle. She finds inspiration from the colorful characters of the Wild West, both past and present, and the endless Texas sky. Her TROUBLE IN TEXAS Series is a funny, Wild West adventure for middle grades and tweens. The TEXAS TRAILS SERIES, written under N. K. Bright, is a coming-of-age tale for young adults following the adventures of a young mule skinner and is best friend, a Comanche brave. Her book GONE NEVER FORGOTTEN is a heartfelt, inspirational book for parents who have lost a child. The book features poems, Bible versus, and journaling pages based on the loss of their first born son. Her book OIL PEOPLE, was awarded the ADDC Achievement Award for it's contribution towards educating classrooms about the American energy. Sign up for a FREE eNewsletter to learn more about new book releases and author events at her website.

Smashwords Interview

How long does it take to write a book?
Every book is different. Sometimes it takes several months to finish a book, and sometimes it takes many years. Since I like writing historical fiction, it seems that I can never do enough research. I am constantly checking and rechecking facts, and learning something new is a continual distraction which keeps me from the actual writing process. The research is as much fun as the writing.
What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
One of my writing quirks is that I love using family names for my characters. The fictional characters that are in my stories are nothing like the real live person whose name I've used. Our family genealogical records are a great resource for character names.
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Hangin' Day
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,880. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 19th Century, Fiction » Adventure » Action
A missing horse. An innocent teacher accused of the crime. Her fate lies in the hands of two kids. Can they solve the mystery and stop the madness? Saddle up and hold on to your hat for a fun-filled, hilarious journey back to the Wild West.

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