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About L.K. Reinmiller
L.K. Reinmiller (Oct. 1949 - ) is a fourth-generation Oregonian, an increasingly rare breed, born and raised all over northeastern Oregon before moving to Portland for college.
As a small child, I lived on a cattle ranch in the Blue Mountains of eastern Oregon, a ranch without indoor plumbing or running water. My grandfather was a trapper, a hunting guide, a fence-building contractor, a rancher, a cowboy, and whatever other occupation was needed to support his family. One of my favorite memories, and now one of my children's favorite memories, is listening to my father's stories of living in the isolation of these beautiful mountains, stories such as riding ten-miles into town on horseback twice a week to pick up the mail when he was barely ten-years-old and hunting for elk and deer so the family had meat for the winter. This rugged life-style was an important part of my formative years, and is a huge influence on my writing.
I was the only girl in a family of boys - lots of boys if you count all my brothers' friends - so I was definitely not a girly girl. I spent a lot of my childhood herding cattle, bucking bales, building fence, and helping not-very-bright heifers birth their calves. I spent many summers riding around with my father when he worked for the Forest Service. My one childhood regret was I never got to man a lookout tower to watch for forest fires.
I grew up reading westerns and Alistair MacLean thrillers, then moved on to other espionage stories and mysteries. I like action, so when I picked up the proverbial pen - which is actually my iPad - and began to write again after a decades-long hiatus from the creative writing I enjoyed as a kid, I began by writing action. I write about boys and men of honor, courage, and commitment. Men who face the challenges life barrages them with and come through the other side maybe changed but still whole, with their sense of humor and their souls intact.
I hope you enjoy my stories, and please visit me at http://www.lkreinmiller-author.com.
The Collective, a shadowy collaboration of faithful guardians standing between the world and chaos, and Malfaisant, the creation of a perverted megalomaniac determined to annihilate The Collective and twist its guardians to his corrupt will.
Boone is devoted to one and sought by the other. Uniquely altered by the scientists at The Collective to fulfill his mission, his future is the future of our world.
When Hackett was ten his guardian was murdered, and he was left for dead. He survived.
Hackett was in twelve foster homes in three years. He survived.
Now, he is with a family that loves him and accepts him for who he is. But evil is coming to invade his life once more. He just has to survive one more time, but this time he must make sure his new family survives, too.
Losing is not an option.
Come share Hackett's adventure as he learns to accept love without fearing loss. Contains some violence and mild swearing. And young love and a few kisses, too.
While struggling to deal with his grief, learning to parent his siblings and cousins, and wondering if he will ever have the time or energy to have a personal life, his already complicated life becomes overwhelming when complaints and threats against his family turn into vandalism on his property and attacks against him and his kids. To protect those he loves, Teller must use everything he learned in three years as a a Marine.
Sometimes humorous and sometimes poignant, Joe Taught Me That is a social outcast's stirring journey to overcome the obstacles society throws in his path and become accepted for who he is.
WARNING: swearing and mild sexual references
But before his sixteenth birthday, Cale's life is shattered, his town destroyed, and his future altered forever. He is thrown into a conflict he never sought and did not want. And as the violence rages around him, Cale becomes a weapon that will bring down a kingdom and perhaps destroy him as he saves the world.
Warning : Some violence and sexual references
Aimed at the intermediate level stitcher but the extensive instructions mean even a relative beginner can successfully complete the project.
Stitches include eyelet, Jessica, Smyrna, crescent, S-curve, closed herringbone, fan, and string heart.
Threads include overdyed cotton or silk floss, cotton floss, metallic floss, and fine sewing metallic.