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Kristy McCaffrey

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Kristy McCaffrey writes historical western romances brimming with grit and emotion, as well as romantic action adventure/suspense. Her work is filled with smoldering romance, compelling heroes, determined heroines, and her trademark mysticism. Life is a wondrous endeavor, and she strives to bring that sense of awe and joy into the tales she weaves, along with in-depth research into settings and time periods. Kristy holds a bachelor's and master's degree in mechanical engineering, but writing has been her passion since she was very young. Her first novel, The Wren, was a CAPA winner for Best New Author Traditional, a Texas Gold finalist, and a HOLT Medallion finalist for Best First Book. The Sparrow was the 2012 Winter Rose Winner in the Pub ...more

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Kristy McCaffrey Music helps a lot. I have playlists on my iPod for each project. Movies and books usually help to trigger ideas for me. Memoirs are excellent resource…moreMusic helps a lot. I have playlists on my iPod for each project. Movies and books usually help to trigger ideas for me. Memoirs are excellent resources.(less)
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Ancient Winds Is Now In Hardcover

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I'm so excited to share that I have my first book in hardcover!

Ancient Winds is now available in digital, paperback, and hardback.

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“For the right woman, we all strive to be a man worth his salt.”
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“Emma finally understood. Life was magic, a gift from the heavens, and each person harbored an immense potential within themselves.
It was all very simple, really.
“We’re all blessed,” she whispered.”
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“Do not fear death, for it does not fear you. We are not weak because we are women. Instead, we are strong.”
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Kristy McCaffrey Dear C.J.,
Thanks so much. It's a pleasure to meet you as well!
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Kristy


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C.J. Heck C.J. Heck
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Hello Kristy,
It's such a pleasure having you for a friend. I am looking forward to reading your work! Thank you and best wishes.
Warmest regards,
CJ

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