Haley was telling stories before she could write. When she was four, she woke her parents up to write down her burning ideas. Growing up on John Wayne movies and the Little House on the Prairie books, she has always loved historical fiction.
For ten years Haley developed her writing craft and voice by studying authors such as Avi, Ann Rinaldi, and Mark Twain to name a few. She received her B.A in history through Central Washington University. During all her research, her soul was pulled deeper in the 19th century U.S.
Using her words to transport people back in time continues to give her a thrill. Sometimes she wishes she could escape the present and float down the Mississippi River on a raft. But then again, just writing another historical fiction novel is a much safer journey.
Set in the South during the Reconstruction Era, love blooms on or near the Mississippi River. Many of the titles are African American or Interracial Romance. Slavery ended, but racial prejudice remains. These couples must brave hardships and adversity to build their lives together.
This is a ghost romance series set in Butte, Montana. Spirits have been trapped in the Bird Cage since 1880. The western frontier brothel is now a renovated hotel. They have seen many ghost-hunters over the years. Who will have the ability to set them free?
After the Indian Bill passes forcing Native Americans onto Indian Reservations, Davy Crockett leaves Congress determined to help them. Along the way, he tames a black bear he names Death Hug. He bottles Tennessee air, soil, and water, and together they take the long journey to visit his Native American friends and help them.
Ida Page, a former madam in Big Rock, Colorado, is shunned after respectable citizens settle the wild town. Their advertisement for a doctor is answered by an educated half-breed Dr. William Steere. Will these two outcasts find a place to belong in each others arms, or will the prejudices of the town keep them apart?
Homeless and jobless, former nanny April Widmire steals away on a steamboat heading for St. Louis but discovers she’s not as sneaky as she thought. When she’s rescued by one of the ship’s officers and the white man becomes her new employer, she initially resists his advances. But her defenses weaken, plunging them both in danger from those who would keep the war for the south alive – at any cost.
Abe ended slavery, but Allison wasn’t set free. To escape her master, she welcomes a fiery death. When a free man rescues her from the flames, Allison is stunned by his attentive concern.
George knows he must make the skittish woman his bride. But while he’s busy soothing her fears the ghosts of her past turn all too real, forcing him into a final confrontation that may cost him his life.
Life without love is painful, but in the Reconstruction Era South forbidden fruit can be deadly. A fiery romance between a widow and an African-American man has more consequences than either of them imagined.
Amanda agrees to a surprise vacation in order to salvage her failing relationship not realizing her boyfriend booked them into a haunted hotel in Montana. To her surprise, the ghost of the former brothel owner takes a liking to her – in more ways than one. When Amanda and her boyfriend break up, she finds new passion with the ghostly lover. But her ex isn’t done ghost-hunting yet...
A Collection of 6 Civil War short stories and 2 excerpts written from both Union and Confederate points of view. Brother Against Brother provides snapshots of lives during the Civil War. This collection gives readers many different perspectives: drummer boys, brave-hearted soldiers, a prisoner of war, and even a young lady waiting at home for the war to end.
Ethan Mire is excited when war is declared and is eager to enlist in the Confederate Army. This is the defining moment of his generation and he wants his chance to achieve glory.
His loyal dog Sam won't be parted from him. Though he thinks human warfare is madness, he becomes the mascot for the Georgia regiment.
Will Sam follow Ethan only to find the grave? Who will achieve glory in this tale?
Picture book for ages 8 and up.
Having learned from Mama that the world is filled with things that do what they please like the moon and the cat, Tess wonders why she and Mama are constantly told what to do. They are told when to play, when to eat, and even when to sleep. Mama explains that they are slaves -- owned by the couple in the big house. But Tess realizes her heart is free.
Published: August 17, 2012.
Fiction » Historical » USA
(5.00 from 1 review)
During the Civil War, Peter Warren a disowned Southern gentleman and former Underground Railroad conductor spies for the Union army. Plagued by memories of his alcoholic father’s brutality on their plantation, he has vivid memories which could betray his identity with a slip of the lip. Trapped on the Confederate side of the frozen Rappahannock, will Peter be able to fulfill his duty?
When Zachariah, a naïve mulatto slave, is sold to a Kentucky slave trader, and separated from his ma and sister, he realizes the true meaning of not having rights. Seeking escape, he falls in love with a Cherokee woman, under whose direction he learns to pass as white. But, he must find his voice, and the courage to stand up for his beliefs or else lose everyone he loves forever.