Mari and her husband opted for a simple life as farmers. It’s been decades since the world tore itself apart, pitting neighbor against neighbor and family against each other. They were happy in this re-emerging world, until disaster struck.
Mari sets out on a solo quest to avenge the deaths of her family and loss of everything she holds dear. She’s ill equipped for the task, but seems to have time on her hands. Time alone in the wilderness to deal with her personal demons along the way.
She is helped by a few sympathetic elders and a couple of animal companions with lessons Mari can use if she pays attention. Can Mari find justice for her family?
Set in a post apocalyptic, Gulf Coast world, this is a story for fans of the old Spaghetti Westerns.
I was born in a town called Elko, Nevada. I like to tell everyone I was born in a small town in the 1940s. I’m not quite that old, but Elko has always been a little behind the times. This gives me a unique perspective of earlier times, and other ways of getting by. Some of this bleeds through into my fiction.
I moved to Idaho right after the turn of the century, and never looked back. My writing career was born here, with access to other writers and critique groups I jumped in with both feet.
I like to write about things that have something unusual. My works are in the realm of science fiction, paranormal, and fantasy. The goal is to entertain you for a few hours. I hope you enjoy the ride.
I fell into this story from the get-go, rooting for Mariposa White, the brave woman being brutally attacked in a world no longer recognisable. Her family didn’t survive, leaving her alone but hardly defenceless.
Mari is an amazing woman. No matter what life has thrown at her, her undaunting courage and determination keep her going as she begins the search for the gang responsible for the death of her family. I was so proud of the way she tracked down and despatched her enemies.
There was no hesitation; survival came off second best to revenge.
Her journey was long and arduous, but she met some lovely people along the way and found herself a loyal friend in Worthless, the dog.
Highly descriptive and superbly written, Once Upon a Time in the Swamp has to be the book of the year and will teach you everything you need to know about survival in a post-apocalyptic world.