A Note to Readers
from the author
Welcome to my home on the great wide web where there's always time for a cup of tea and a good book. As my guest, it is my sincere hope that you enjoy exploring the various novels and short stories.
If you've found yourself here, reading this letter, I can only hope you've read one of my stories. If not, we have plenty of time. Writing is a solitary business, and for those like me who prefer a semi-reclusive life, the interactions we have with our family, close friends, and characters are the most important and valued relationships in our lives. Which doesn't mean we don't enjoy getting to know new people.
(You are about to learn everything personal about me that I am likely to ever share.)
Once upon a time, I often went cliff jumping, tried skydiving once, crisscrossed the country several times, traveled to Scotland, and lived for even the smallest of adventures. These days, I am quite content to be at home in the garden or kitchen, walk and hike, take photographs, occasionally snowshoe, and live out the grander adventures in my writing and others' books. I have discovered that new experiences, no matter how subtle or small, are their own adventure.
I currently live and write in the northern Rocky Mountains. Many people I talk to still ask if we have high-speed internet (it's still spotty in most places). I like it that way, and it's a nice and quiet place to write. It's grown too much over the past several years, which is why I spend so much time getting lost in the historical worlds of my characters.
I've lived on the west coast, throughout the majestic Rockies, and in beautiful New England. I've also had some good times in Scotland and North Carolina. All of my adventures have given me great foundations, ideas, and local color for my writings. Every event and experience has shaped my characters and stories, giving them depth and life they might not otherwise have had.
I imagine that we'll spend most of our time getting to know each other within the pages of my books, for that is where much of my personality (as well as hopes, dreams, quirks, dislikes, loves, etc.) is unleashed. I don't talk about my personal life, beyond sharing recipes and pretty pictures, because I feel that it would distract from the characters and their stories. Besides, they are far more interesting.
I have never set out to write the great American novel, nor do I have such aspirations. My stories offer escapes into fictional worlds where the hero and heroine always get their happy ending. It's never an easy journey, but the endings are worth it.
As of 2023, you can enjoy novels and short stories in five McClintock series and one stand-alone collection.
- Montana Gallaghers
I have also written romantic suspense, thrillers, and small-town romance under McKenna Grey. (I no longer write under this name.)
Future small-town contemporary romance installments will be published under MK McClintock.
I do not set out to please everyone, but rather those who enjoy escaping to another time and place, where their imaginations are free and open to simple pleasures and stories written from the heart. When I am not working on my next story, I run a long-time business, enjoy time in the garden, and explore the mountain trails in both sunshine and snow.
I find the process of writing and sharing my work so much more enjoyable when we are strangers on the brink of meeting for the first time. You will come to know me through the words I write, and for an author, that is what truly matters.
We have plenty of time to spend together. There's no rush and so many wonderful books out there to read. I even share some of my favorites on the blog. I'm honored you've found your way to my little corner of the world, and I hope you enjoy your visit.
I hope you'll subscribe to either the blog roundup or the new-release list so we can keep in touch.
I am not good at social media, nor do I enjoy it, and often take extended breaks, but I will share book updates and an occasional post on my official pages. Most of my postings and communications are via the blog.
Until we meet in the pages of my books, may your days be filled with fulfilled dreams, an abundance of kindness, and as many beautiful moments as you can capture.
Be well, be kind, and stay bookish!
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[This page was last updated 03/09/2023]