Jeanette Ingold

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I love road trips and museums, mountains and woods, libraries and old houses, mysterious photographs, and people with stories to tell. I’m a Montanan who grew up in New York in a family of Texans. I’ve a husband, two kids, a pair of grandkids, and a dog named Mica. Most of my best friends are other writers, and my days don’t feel right when I don’t begin them by putting words on the page. And that all leads to books.

Many of those road trips have been to national parks where I’ve seen countless small signs saying that CCC youth build this turnout or that lodge. They made me curious about who those young people were and why they worked so hard.

The result was HITCH, a novel that brings one of my most-beloved Texas characters, Moss
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Lilacs in the Woods? Ask Why!

A lilac bush blooms surrounded by woods.

Lilacs blooming in a Montana forest tell of a house that once stood nearby.

This lilac bush turned a family hike through the woods into a find-the-clues game of discovery.

Lilacs are not native to Montana. If you find one growing in the wild you can be sure it was put there, on purpose.

Perhaps by a long-ago homesteader who planted it outside a home that’s since vanished?

What stories lie beh...

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Published on June 07, 2017 11:06
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“I got to the end of the story before I'd realized what she'd done. Just as Jake had waited, interviewing the Mariners, Jillian had waited out my first answers so that I would give her a better one.”
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