Now an Award-Winning Book!!!!

What started here on WordPress as a blog, is now an award-winning memoir.

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One reader said, “I started reading your book today. Martha—I love it…If ever there was a love story—this is it.”

It is a love story.

Another reader says, “Ms. Kennedy’s narratives are rich with sensory descriptions and heart-warming adventures. Anyone who loves hiking and dogs will love this book.”

Other readers have said:

  • “A beautiful book filled with vivid imagery and profound joy.”
  • “The book is very insightful and enjoyable at the same time.”
  • “I am a dog person but even if I weren’t I would still rate this book as excellent.”
  • “This is a book to savor.”
  • “I felt like I was along on the trails.”

From the back of the book:

In the 1980s, I moved to California from Colorado. I found work I loved and ended up staying there for more than thirty years. I always missed the Rocky Mountains.

Many of these stories are set in Mission Trails Regional Park, several thousand acres of coastal sage and chaparral. The landscape was one of the few remaining pieces of untouched chaparral so close to San Diego. To anyone who gets to know it it is a fascinating, complex, intricate, very alive wild world. It taught me to see.

About thirty miles east of the city were “real” mountains on which snow fell a few times every winter. I trekked those trails as often as I could.

Now I am back in Colorado. Every day I have the chance to get out somewhere I see and feel again how much I learned on the dusty trails of Southern California’s chaparral hills and the higher mountains beyond.

It’s now available for sale on Amazon. The paperback is $7.00 and the Kindle is $3.00

 

Dusty, Me, Bear 3_27_2017
Dusty, me and Bear at the Rio Grande State Wildlife Area near Monte Vista, Colorado

 

Published by Martha Kennedy

Martha Kennedy's most recent work -- As a Baby Duck Listens to Thunder -- tells about her experiences as a Foreign Expert in English in the People's Republic of China in 1982/83. It's a love story to China, to teaching and to adventure. She has published four works of historical fiction. Her first novel, Martin of Gfenn, was awarded the Editor’s Choice by the Historical Novel Society Indie Review, the BRAG Medallion from IndieBRAG in 2015, and, in 2017, was named to the shortlist​ for the Chaucer Award from Chanticleer Reviews. Her other novels, Savior, The Brothers Path, and The Price form a loose series, looking at the experiences of the same family, Savior in the 13th century during the Crusades, The Brothers Path looks at the experiences of six brothers in the 16th during the Protestant Reformation and The Price brings the family to America in 1743. All three novels of the trilogy are IndieBRAG Honorees. Kennedy has also published a memoir entitled My Everest which is a compilation of stories about her years of trail hiking in the "wilderness" around San Diego with her dogs. My Everest is also an IndieBRAG honoree. Kennedy has also published many short-stories and articles in a variety of publications from the Denver Post to the Business Communications Quarterly. For many years she lived in the San Diego area. She now lives in Colorado, in Monte Vista, a small town in the San Luis Valley that she thinks might be Heaven.

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