Monday, August 19, 2013


The Long Road Home was originally published by Silhouette as Tender Trucker under my pseudonym Geeta Kingsley.

It was inspired by an article about a woman who was leaving an abusive husband.   She had two young children with her and a trucker noticed her crying at a popular fast food restaurant next to a truck stop.  When he asked her what was wrong she told him she didn't have any money and had to get to her parents.  The trucker took up a collection from other truckers and in an hour she had enough money to get home and a little left over.

The kindness of strangers toward this woman and her children, impressed me.
I started researching trucks fascinated by the sixty foot sleek state of the art one parked in the lot where I picked up my husband every evening from his van pool.  Noticing the driver was a senior I finally picked up the courage to talk with him and tell him I was a writer researching trucks for a story.  He invited me to climb into his cab and look around.  With an anxious husband hovering a few feet away I did so and the trucker and I chatted.  He asked me if I would like to drive with him to the next truck stop and my husband could follow in the car and bring me back.
But my husband had had enough of my research and told me to come down.

I know truckers work hard and long hours and all of them don't need to be tagged with the same label.

I hope you'll enjoy the story of Margaret who's parents died in a trucking accident and Matt who shows her the long road home entails removing the hurdles of wrong perceptions.
This book will be available through my online publishers, Books We Love.


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