Better She Lie by Judy Baker

Welcome to Mary's Garden Blog. Today Judy Baker is here to tell us about the next book of her Silver Sage Creek Series

First let's do our 5th tip for our Garden. From Better Homes and Gardens.

Tip 1: Get an idea.
Tip 2: Pick a place.

Tip 5. Dig or don't. Digging loosens the soil so roots can penetrate more easily. But digging when the soil is too wet or too dry can ruin its structure. Dig only when the soil is moist enough to form a loose ball in your fist, but dry enough to fall apart when you drop it. Use a spade or spading fork to gently turn the top 8 to 12 inches of soil, mixing in the organic matter from Step 4. In vegetable gardens and beds of annual flowers, turn the soil only once a year in the spring before you plant.

And now welcome to Judy Baker....
Judy Baker grew up in the Tennessee, but has lived much of her life in the west. When she moved to Nevada to teach school, she was compelled to write the stories that filled her head. She now lives in Utah with her husband, Brett and three furry kids, Stanley, a Lakeland terrier, Charlie, an Airedale terrier, and Bruce, a fifteen pound cat.

When not writing, she enjoys RVing with her family, stargazing through one of her many telescopes, digging in her wildflower garden, and golfing, or just swinging on the patio while plotting her next story.

She’s also an avid fan of coffee, tea and the ocean. 

Thank you Mary for inviting me to visit your blog. Also, thanks for the garden tip. I have a wildflower garden and an herbal garden - love gardening tips.

I’m excited about my soon to be released book, Better She Lie.

My release date was supposed to be June 30. Now, I’m not so sure. I’m still hoping. As an author, you understand the little problems that suddenly pop up and all things change! My editor informed me last week that she would be out of town the entire month of June (I had emailed and told her I’ll send my manuscript by June 5). Panic. Now, don’t get me wrong, my editor and I have a great relationship. But, sometimes communication falls short.

I emailed several authors asking for a good editor that wouldn’t charge me an arm and a leg. The response was great. Thank you to all that sent information on editors. I found one that I’m excited to work with and will send her my manuscript first of next week. Fingers crossed.

When I wrote my historical western series, Silver Sage Creek Novels, I built a town in northern Texas. I named the town Silver Sage Creek and with each series, the small western town begin to grow. As the town grew, so did my fascination with the town and its characters.  It’s the characters that developed the town from a few buildings and ranches to a bustling busy town with a railroad station bringing in more characters. Hence, Better She Lie, which is a story that take place in Silver Sage Creek. If you’ve read the series, then you will recognize some of the character names, businesses, and ranch owners.

Silver Sage Creek is in need of a schoolteacher, so my story begins.

Book cover
To escape the danger of a ruthless man, Lenora Whitfield boards a westerly bound train disguised as a man. She can’t believe her luck changes when an opportunity arises. She takes on the identity of a school teacher moving to Silver Sage Creek, Texas, but there’s one problem, the opportunity comes with a baby. Can she pull it off? Can she become a lady, a schoolmarm, and a mother?

One lie leads to another causing her to doubt herself, especially when the suspicious bounty hunter takes a liking to her. Can she keep up a life of lies?

How can Ethan Langdon fall for a beautiful liar? Unable to keep his emotions from deepening, he discovers another lie. He’s frightened for her when the web of lies lead her to the hanging rope.

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Thank you for visiting Judy. Good luck with your new story. 

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Judy Baker said…
Thanks Mary for having me on your Blog. And, the garden tip. Best of luck to everyone that enters the raffle.
stanalei said…
Congratulations on the upcoming release, Judy!! Wishing you many sales!

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