Kristy McCaffrey

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Kristy McCaffrey writes historical western romances brimming with grit and emotion, and in 2018 she will branch out into contemporary adventure stories packed with smoldering romance and spine-tingling suspense. Her work is filled with 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 ...more

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Please welcome author Patti Sherry-Crews to my blog today. I had the pleasure of working with Patti on the recently released A CHRISTMAS COWBOY TO KEEP. Her wonderfully romantic contribution, COUNTING DOWN TO CHRISTMAS, features cookie-making. Read more about Patti's inspiration for the story.

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"Big Congrats to Vicki Becker Vicki won autographed copies of A West Texas Christmas Trilogy and Blue Sage. Good reading ahead! The post Kristy McCaffrey’s Winner appeared first on Petticoats & Pistols."
"Christmas On The American Frontier By Kristy McCaffrey A Christmas filled with cowboys inevitably evokes images of the Old West. Back then, the holidays were celebrated much as they are today, with holiday decorations, Santa Claus, presents, and a..." Read more of this blog post »
"Woo-Hoo! Miss Kristy McCaffrey will arrive on Wednesday, December 5, 2018!  We’re excited to have her back to lead a discussion on what Christmases were like for people living on the American Frontier. She’ll also tell us about a new set of Christ..." Read more of this blog post »
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Abigail Thornton is running from a dark past and standing in her way is the town marshal of Willow Creek—Morgan Avery. Sparks fly the moment they meet, and before Abigail can lament the fact that the groom she arranged to marry has jilted her, she la ...more
" Patti wrote: "Thanks for having me as a guest today, Kristy! I loved working with you and the other authors on this special holiday set. I can't think ...more "
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The Heartbreak Cowboy by Mina Beckett
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It’s been four years since McCrea Coldiron broke Eleanor Mackenna’s heart. Now she’s back in town to sell her grandparents’ ranch, and a chance meeting reveals a connection that McCrea can’t ignore—a daughter he never knew about. The reasons for his ...more
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Buried in the Sky by Peter Zuckerman
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In 2008, eleven climbers lost their lives on K2, the second-highest mountain in the world. Zuckerman and Padoan have done extensive research into the people and dynamics that led to this tragedy, highlighting the two Sherpas who survived. This extrao ...more
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How to Be a Good Creature by Sy Montgomery
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Author and naturalist Sy Montgomery reflects on encounters and relationships with animals she’s had over the years. This short book is an easy and must-read for animal lovers. She shares unique encounters with an octopus and a spider, but it’s the ch ...more
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Gambling For Love by Kaye  Spencer
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Laine Conrad is known as The Lady of the Cards, a skilled gambler who traveled throughout Europe before her husband was murdered. Now, it’s vengeance she seeks. But U.S. Deputy Marshal Nick Foster stands in her way, while also managing to find a way ...more
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“For the right woman, we all strive to be a man worth his salt.”
Kristy McCaffrey, The Bluebird

“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.”
Kristy McCaffrey, The Sparrow

“Do not fear death, for it does not fear you. We are not weak because we are women. Instead, we are strong.”
Kristy McCaffrey, The Blackbird

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“A healthy woman is much like a wolf: robust, chock-full, strong life force, life-giving, territorially aware, inventive, loyal, roving.”
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“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
Oscar Wilde

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”
John Muir

“Instructions for living a life.
Pay attention.
Be astonished.
Tell about it.”
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“For the right woman, we all strive to be a man worth his salt.”
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Kristy McCaffrey Dear C.J.,
Thanks so much. It's a pleasure to meet you as well!
Best,
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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