Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Miralee Ferrell - Blowing On Dandelions

Welcome Miralee Ferelle to Ink Dots. Miralee and her husband, Allen, live on 11 acres in the Columbia River Gorge. They have two grown children and recently their son and his wife presented them with a beautiful new granddaughter. 
Miralee has been writing since 2005, and her first book was published in 2007. Since then, she’s had 7 books published, both in women’s contemporary fiction and historical fiction, with another 6 under contract. Her western romance, Love Finds You in Sundance, WY, was awarded the Will Rogers Medallion for Excellence in Western Fiction and her newest release, Blowing on Dandelions, is the first in a three book series set in Oregon. Miralee loves interacting with people, ministering at her church, riding her horse and playing with her dogs. She also speaks at various women’s functions and has taught at conferences.
You can find her at: www.miraleeferrell.com

Blowing On Dandelions - Do Dandelion Wishes Actually Come True?

Katherine Galloway knew this moment of calm wouldn’t last, blown away like the dandelion seeds she scattered as a girl. In 1880, three years after her husband’s death, she struggles to run an Oregon boardinghouse and raise two girls alone. Things don't get easier when her critical, domineering mother moves in. Katherine must make the situation work, but standing up for herself and her family while honoring her mother isn't easy. And with a daughter entering the teenage years, the pressure on Katherine becomes close to overwhelming. Then she crosses paths with Micah Jacobs, a widower who could reignite her heart, but she fears a relationship with him might send things over the edge. She must find the strength, wisdom, hope, and faith to remake her life, for everything is about to change.

Here's more about Mirallee Ferrell...

If I could go anywhere in the world tomorrow, it would be... That’s an easy one. To Kake, Alaska, a small native Alaskan village on an island not far from Petersburg. The reason? My husband is working there for the summer, we’ve already been apart 3 months, and he won’t be back for another 2 ½ months. Can you tell I’m missing him? Yes! I hope you get to go soon! 

One thing I enjoyed today is... Taking time to have lunch with my daughter and her husband between getting four loads of hay for their three horses and my one. I love my kids, and it’s always such a joy to spend time with them.

A secret pleasure of mine is... I love gadgets, whether it be electronic or other. For example, I was in a storage store not long ago and found the neatest little thing you screw on top of a big 2 liter jug of soda after it’s been opened. It has a rubber bulb on top that you squeeze. It pumps air into the bottle and keeps it from going flat for days. I bought it, and it works!

A moment that changed my life is... The day my first child was born. I had no idea how completely my life would be poured into our two children and how much fulfillment it would bring. They are still two of my closest friends, and I love spending time with my daughter, my son, their spouses, and now my brand new granddaughter, Kate, who will be three months old in early July.

When I was a child I wanted to... Live on a ranch and raise horses…and of course, marry a cowboy. I didn’t get the cowboy or the ranch, but I’ve owned horses since shortly after marrying, and our house sits on eleven acres out in the country, so I guess I came close.

I probably shouldn’t tell you this, but... I’m sitting here popping mini-chewy Sweet Tarts in my mouth as I write. My daughter introduced them to me, and I’m afraid I’m forming an addiction. They are so yummy!


Thanks for visiting with us Miralee. It's been fun learning more about you, and Blowing On Dandelions sounds like a great book. 

If you'd like the chance to win a copy of Blowing On Dandelions, tell us what your secret lolly/candy pleasure is. You might love Minites, like me. Or Sweet Tarts, like Miralee. Share your favourite and you'll be in the draw. Winner announced on Friday in this comment thread. 

Good luck and Happy Reading,