I’m so thrilled for my friend and critique partner, Tanya Reimer, whose first book was just published in ebook format (paperback coming in October!) by Elsewhen Press, an independent UK publisher specializing in Speculative Fiction.
The prairies of 1916-19 come alive with bootleggers, slavery, fools in sheets, haunting spirits, shifty tunne
l runners, and even exploding churches. Ghosts on the Prairies is alternative history suspense incorporating the paranormal and infused with romance.
Some things are worth a fight. Strong words that Antoine’s father drilled into him. After his father mysteriously vanishes one night, Antoine must findanother income or he risks losing the Sacred Land that his father swore to protect. Working on a ranch, Antoine meets Emma, a victim of underground slavery. Fighting for her freedom costs him his home, his sister, his best friend, and puts in question all of his values. If he succeeds, will she and her son fit into his world? As the law of the Ghost tribes says: Respect others, respect yourself, and respect nature.
Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Tanya enjoys using t
he tranquil prairies as a setting to her not-so-peaceful speculative fiction stories, many of which are inspired by her years of research into Saskatchewan’s local Francophone history.
She is married with two children which means among her accomplishments are the necessary magical abilities to find a lost tooth in a park of sand and whisper away monsters from under the bed.
As director of a non-profit Francophone community center, Tanya offers programming and services in French for all ages to ensure the lasting imprint and growth of the Francophone community in which she was raised. What she enjoys the most about her job is teaching social media safety for teens and offering one-on-one technology classes for seniors.
Tanya was fifteen when she wrote her first column. She has a diploma in Journalism/Short Story Writing. Today, she actively submits to various newspapers, writes and publishes the local Francophone newsletter for her community, and maintains a blog at Life’s Like That.
I just started reading Ghosts on the Prairies, and so far, so good! Any new releases you want to mention?