Samantha and the Bear – Science Fiction
The Back Cover:
Samantha Hanover has survived a brutal winter on Oregon’s high plains. Now, with spring in the air, she hopes to put her past behind her—until she meets Rob Reiker, a cowboy surgeon, who somehow triggers a connection between Samantha and Teal-Eye, a woman of times long past.
Teal-Eye, is in trouble. She is far from her home and her people, forever the outsider among the High Mountain Clan, forever lonely. Now, her one chance at happiness, marrying the man she calls Bear, is about to be taken from her, unless she can help Samantha escape from those who would kill her.
Together, Samantha and Teal-Eye, though separated by the immensity of time, must unravel a problem as old as humanity, one of childhood and maturity, one involving a chain of frightened woman reaching from the far distant past into our present.
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An Author’s Note:
One evening I was editing a novel that was nearing the final stages of creation when a name popped into my head: Teal-Eye.
I’d never heard the name and nothing could account for it being there in my thoughts. But there it was, in the forefront of my mind, demanding attention.
Who, I wondered, was Teal-Eye, and what did she want of me? As I wondered, another name appeared: The Bear. And with it came a third name, Samantha.
I was stunned. Nothing in my life-experience accounted for such a thing happening. But then, with a suddenness that was astounding, the entire story dropped into my mind, leaving me feeling as though I’d just spent a hard hour at manual labor. I went from comfort to exhaustion in about ten seconds.
My jaw was probably hanging, at that point, but I knew one thing for certain: I had to record that story, at least in outline, before it faded—though it never did. That story was written in my mind in lines of purest fire.
Hurriedly, I scribbled four pages of plot and scene outline, then sank back into my chair feeling drained and uncertain of what just happened—and wondering why.
It was nearly a year before I got back to Samantha and Teal-Eye and began to write their story. But when I did I never referred to those notes. There was no need. When I finished, the story was exactly as it was on the day the muse presented it. It had romance, danger, guns, stone axes, sex, rock climbing, some nice cuddling, and a really cute little girl. And did I mention sex? It was a fun story.
Damn, I love when that happens.