First in the Tucumcari Series.
When Skylar Littleton stopped for the night in Tucumcari on her way to visit her estranged sister in California, her trip became literal when she tripped over a dog’s leash and broke her right ankle. Her life becomes even more tangled with the dog’s owner, Doug Elliot, a doctor and his pearl earring-wearing grandmother, who change her plans and here life.
When I heard about a collection of novellas being published set on the famous Route #66, I couldn’t wait to participate. I signed a contract with Winged Publications because I thought of one of my favorite towns along Route #66. As I travel from Michigan to Sedona, Route #66 is part of I-40 and we often spend a night in Tucumcari, one of the popular stops on Route#66. It had the first train depot on the route built by the Chicago, Rock Island and the Pacific Railroad Line (often called the Rock Island line). Route #66 stretches 2,448 miles from Chicago to Santa Monica, California.
This year I arranged our trip home to spend a day in Tucumcari to learn more about the town and to take photos. We had an amazing time, especially since this town is also known as a town of murals. I had to have my photo taken next to one of the most famous, boasting the sign that reminds me of the old song –Get Your Kicks on Route 66.
Some of the murals in town depict famous people such as Elvis and James Dean, and I made sure to get my photo with both of them.
The town provides a lot of entertainment and great food. One of our favorites is Del’s Restaurant where they have an amazing sopapilla dessert that I covered in honey.
I hope you look for A trip To Remember and enjoy the story as well as the next book to come A Tucumcari Christmas, featuring Sky’s sister Dayna, but also if you’re driving west on I-40, stop and spend a day in the amazing town, Tucumcari.