Camp Verde AZ (February 1, 2018) – Join us on Thursday, February 15th at 2:00 pm for an Author Talk by W.L Jardine, author of the book Beyond Bedrock.
The Author: W.L. Jardine (aka Wendy Krause) is a lover of history and stories that bring out the resourceful natures we have been blessed with. She is the eldest of seven, a situation that often required resourcefulness. She taught industrial arts at an inner-city high school for several years.
The Book: The Old West is a harsh place for women, even under the best of circumstances. But when Jenny, Belle, and Beatrice find themselves fighting desperate situations beyond their control, they show a caliber of strength that only the worst of times can bring out. Jenny witnesses the gruesome death of her parents. Belle escapes Baltimore’s poverty while reluctantly leaving behind her quarantined mother. And Beatrice finds the courage to abandon her abusive father and hateful brothers.
The stories eventually intersect in Colorado, but not before they encounter a variety of dangers and colorful characters, including Native Americans, former slaves, and a young runaway. They are determined to better their lives and, in doing so, positively impact the formation of the West.
With a unique female focus, Beyond Bedrock is the debut from a compelling new voice in Westerns.
Camp Verde Community Library is located at 130 Black Bridge Road, Camp Verde, AZ. For more information about this or any other program in the library, call (928) 554-8391.