The Sheriff & Addie McBride Available on Amazon!

Cover02-resizeLast fall my short story, The Sheriff & Addie McBride managed to take the Dare to Dream One Poetry and Writing Contest first prize. You can imagine that I was completely over the moon and in utter disbelief that I had actually won something and for my writing no less. It was a great feeling.

Now that the next round of winners has been posted, and the rights reverting back to me after my story was archived on the Dare to Dream site, I have figured an award-winning short would make a perfect candidate for Amazon KDP. Here’s hoping I get a few readers to discover my short western story, and garner a few reviews in the process. A little pocket change would be nice too.

My sweet and handy husband whipped up the amazing cover image using a great photo from Flikr by Randen Pederson. I think it really embodies my short western.

Story synopsis:

Civil War veteran, Evert Hamm is the new sheriff of Coachella, a small railroad and date farming community near Palm Springs. One summer morning, he meets the starving, eight-year-old Addie McBride as she raids his chicken coop. Sheriff Hamm sees amazing potential in Addie’s intelligent eyes and takes the youngster under his wing.

Cynthia Varady

Cynthia Varady

Cynthia Varady is an award-winning freelance writer and co-owner of the book review website, She currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and son. Cynthia has her BA in English Literature from Sonoma State University, and her Masters in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University. Occasionally, Cynthia can be found voicing characters in casual video games, including Stella in the Aveyond series. She is presently working on a young adult fantasy novel.

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