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Gloria Zachgo

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It’s a natural for Gloria Zachgo to write stories with Kansas settings. She grew up on a farm in Lincoln County, where she attended one of the last one-room schoolhouses in the country. After graduating from Brown Mackie Business School, she married her high school sweetheart.
Living out of state for several years, Gloria and her husband moved back to their Kansas roots. While their children were young, she ran a small business out of their home. It was when her children left the nest, that she pursued a lifelong dream and took various art lessons.
Always wanting to learn new things she joined a creative writing group in 2006, and soon found she had a passion for writing fictional short stories. One particular short story was written on the
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Gloria Zachgo Thanks for asking, Chris.

Several people have asked me to write the sequel for Never Waste Tears. So, I'm happy to say I'm working on it.

As far as whe…more
Thanks for asking, Chris.

Several people have asked me to write the sequel for Never Waste Tears. So, I'm happy to say I'm working on it.

As far as when it will be published--I'd love to tell you it will be soon--but I've only started, and unfortunately, I'm like the chef that keeps sampling to see if he has the right ingredients.

I know where I want to go, but my characters don't always follow my direction. They often veer off my chosen path and take me on a journey I don't expect. It's why I have a passion for writing. It's also why I'm painfully slow at the task. (less)
Gloria Zachgo I would want to go back in time to the 1800s to glean more information of that era. When I was a child, I lived in the area that I wrote about in Neve…moreI would want to go back in time to the 1800s to glean more information of that era. When I was a child, I lived in the area that I wrote about in Never Waste Tears. I re-visited that area when I wrote the book. But if I could travel back in time I know I would see a different landscape - without the trees and buildings that are there today. Even the creek where Carl, Hannah, Nathan, Becca, and Sarah lived was straightened by my own grandfather. (less)
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The Rocking Horse

3.92 avg rating — 166 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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Never Waste Tears

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A copy of OPULENCE, KANSAS arrived at my house as a gift from a friend. As an older adult, I very seldom read YA (young adult) books, but this one surprised me. It is well written in the voice of a fifteen-year-old and gave a delightful introduction ...more
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There were parts of Red Mountain that I liked until the emotions and actions of the individual characters fell overboard. The dramatic changes in personalities from nice, to naughty, to forgiving were a bit too much for this reader.
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I admit I had to read A Mother’s Goodbye in small doses because both Heather and Grace seemed so real. Kate Hewitt did an excellent job of reaching into the profound emotions and complexities of two different women facing real-life issues.
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Mike Hartnett did an excellent job of sharing his recollections of a cold-blooded murderer. His knowledge of the perpetrator haunted him long after the horrific acts the man had committed. Mr. Hartnett not only reveals his own emotions but tells the ...more
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What I liked—well written by giving the inside thoughts of the different well-developed characters. Yes, the story delves into the dark world of child abuse. Unfortunately, that’s an all real subject of our world.
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What I liked—the frivolous light-hearted humor that made me laugh-out-loud a few times.
What I didn’t like—the unbelievable events that took away any realism of the story.
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Gloria Zachgo Only four days left to enter my giveaway of five books for my newest novel 'NEVER WASTE TEARS".

Gloria


Gloria Zachgo First let me say"Thank You" to everyone who has supported me in the past. Your feed back is my motivation.

I have a new book out titled "Never Waste Tears". You can enter a giveaway for a chance to win.


Gloria Zachgo The giveaway for The Rocking Horse is over. Congratulations to each of the five Goodreads members who won an autographed book. Their copies are in the mail.


Gloria Zachgo Hello Karen,
You are very welcome, and thanks for asking. Sounds like our debut novels came out about the same time. I never knew I wanted to an author, but now that I've got a book out, it has let me meet the most wonderful and interesting people.


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Karen Malena Hello Gloria, and thank you for accepting the friend request!!!


Gloria Zachgo Thanks Ange, Yes, the reviews have been great. I hope you enjoy it too.
Gloria


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Ange The reviews I've read on The Rocking Horse are wonderful for you! I cannot wait to read it :)


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