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Monday, September 8, 2008

Author Spotlight - Victoria Pitts-Caine!

Well Friends, as promised today I'm spotlighting friend and fellow author, Victoria Pitts Caine and her novel, Alvarado Gold.

Victoria first attempted writing twenty years ago when she published a small article in an adoptive parent magazine. Then her super-mom gene took over and she enjoyed the events surrounding her daughters' lives: school, sports, music, dance and cheer.

When her oldest left for college and the empty nest syndrome set in, Victoria began researching her family genealogy. After several years of investigation, she felt some of the family stories needed to be told. From one of them, her first novel began to take shape.

Alvarado Gold is an inspirational novel with a mixture of adventure, intrigue and romance. The heroine, Addie Brown, reconnects with her cousins at her grandfather's funeral, but there’s one cousin missing, Donnie. Is it by choice or does he have some other motive? As she's researching family documents, one of which refers to gold buried near the small Texas town of Alvarado, she meets Gary Wright, who touches her empty heart. Gary insists on helping Addie and her cousins with their quest, but then strange occurrences and threatening notes lead her to believe Gary is working with Donnie. Addie tries to unravel the family secrets, be the first to reach the gold and deal with her own indecision. Should she trust Gary? If she does, she’ll need to tell him the secret she’s kept hidden in her heart.

Other than writing, Victoria enjoys reading, craft work and collectibles. She is also an exotic gemstone collector.

As the hot, oppressive Texas heat takes the breath from her lungs, Addie Brown stands at her grandfather's grave. Deep within her, she senses her anchor to family is gone. She looks across the freshly dug chasm at three of her four cousins. Nothing more than smiling faces on Christmas cards and vacation photos, she remembers once when they were close but something happened. Snapping her back to reality, the minister reads, To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven. She wonders when will be my time? But Addie has bargained with God and lost and she feels she can never share her secret with anyone. But through an unusual turn of events, she realizes there is a truth and meaning to the passage from Ecclesiastes that begins to drive her life.

Alvarado Gold is available now from The Wild Rose Press!

Find out more about Vickie and her writing on her blog.

Until later, take care and God Bless!


P.L. Parker said...

Good morning!

Good interview.

P. L. Parker

Kara Lynn Russell said...

I had your book all loaded onto my reader so I could take it on vacation. Then our plans fell through and I haven't had a chance to read it yet, but it's very much on my mind. I have to read it soon. (Could you explain things to my editor if I miss a deadline?)


squiresj said...

I really enjoyed reading about Victoria Pitts-Caine. A new Author to check out and learn about. I always love that.

sylvie said...

Loved you interview and your book sounds intriguing. Best of luck
and many sales!!


Nicola said...

Great post! Thanks Vicki and Pam.


Pamela S Thibodeaux said...

Thank you all for stopping by!

Hope you drop in often.

Victoria Pitts-Caine said...

Hello everyone -

Thanks so much for posting my info, Pamela, and thanks to all of you for the nice comments.

I hope you enjoy Alvarado Gold and my other books and stories.