Christian Author, Angela D Shelton, shares stories from the farm.
In the fall of 2018, I started out on a new adventure. Looking back, I can see it is an adventure of a lifetime for me. Alongside my husband, I bought a farm. As a proud co-owner of Two Oaks Ranch, I help tend to our Angus cattle, care for a dozen mixed breed chickens, maintain a greenhouse, and chase two very mischievous dogs around.
It’s an after-the-day job gig, but we absolutely love it. Unless you’ve stood on my back porch, staring out at the back pasture, calves running around with their tails in the air, you may not understand. Yes, it’s a lot of extra work, but I’m connected to nature in a way I’ve never been before.
Flash forward two years and this link to the land is refreshing my mind and drawing me back to a long-held dream of writing a book. My grandmother was a writer. My aunt tells me Grandma used her writing skills to help put my aunt through college. The bug seems to have skipped a generation, but my generation has the itch in spades.
Join me as I craft stories inspired by my life on the farm. Perhaps your input will inspire the next character, story, or ending. Who knows, you might even get a character named after you. As the people I’ve blogged about, if you can tell who they are, I always treat my friends kind in my writing.
Let’s have some fun now.
Collapse: The Death of Friendship. Available for sale on Amazon.
In a collapsing society, former cheerleader Jan Worthington aches for the exciting—normal—life she’s lost. But when she invites a young boy into their home to fill an empty heart once full of friends, her trust leads to the theft of the family’s most valuable survival asset. Now, she can’t trust anyone.
As their situation grows more perilous, her father decides it’s time to protect what they have left. The guns come out, the traps get set, and Jan spurns all friendships to safeguard herself and her family.
When and who to depend on becomes harder to determine, so how will they defend themselves from the marauders headed their way if they are without friends? And what will it take for Jan to reopen her heart to trust?
Collapse: The Death of Honor. Available for sale on Amazon.
In a collapsing society, former quarterback Caleb Worthington is no longer a teenager with a secret in his past, but a man searching for his future. But when a blackmailer uses his mistakes against him, his nightmares take over reality. Now, trying to safeguard everything the Worthingtons stand for, he’s finding out being a man is as much about one’s choices as actions—and his are putting his family at risk.
As the blackmailers up their game, his home-field advantage dwindles, and he can’t count on his teammates since even his best friend is acting the fool.
Unwilling to share the burden, despite how it’s affecting his family, can he find an honorable play once this “game” really kicks off? And what will it take for Caleb to come clean with those he loves?