Open Rood sounds strange, but several years ago my husband and I thought it would be interesting to name any business we started The Open Rood. Why? Because my husband is named Frank Cross; Frank=Open (honest) Cross=Rood (an ancient name for cross). It's merely a play on words.
The drawl that flows like molasses from my mouth each time I speak is clear evidence that I was raised in west Texas and southeast New Mexico.
Over the years, as an adult, I've lived in Rhode Island, Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma ~ where I currently reside.
Mother, Grandmother, Avid Reader and Writer.
Favorite Color: Yellow
Favorite Food: Mexican
Favorite Flowers: Lilacs & Roses
I write historical and contemporary novels with romantic elements but prefer reading Historical fiction.
I currently have one published novel ~ Dianne's Destiny, published by The Wild Rose Press, and 1st place winner in the 2016 IDA contest ~ Short Contemporary Category.
Dance under the stars and moon. Ford rivers. Climb mountains. Trade with Native Americans. Heal the sick. Bury the dead. Live with indescribable fatigue. Celebrate at the end of the trail. Fall in love.
Journey of Hope—Journey Series Book 2
James and Elizabeth Miller and their daughters Katie , Hazel, Helen, and Ruth finish their trek tired, dirty, and grief stricken.
Journey of Healing—Journey Series Book 3
Aaron Smith was twelve years old when he crossed the country with his parents. He learned to have hope and honor despite the tragedies and uncertainties in the early years of his life. Now, he had to learn how to be a man.