Coming Soon! The Wildcat Orphan and the Mysterious Box
In 1897, my maternal grandfather, George Gibbons Hayes, was an Orphan Train Rider at the age of seven years. Banished from his first placement in New York because of his quick temper, he was sent by train to Glenwood Springs, Colorado, a small mining town west of Denver. No one was there to meet him and so he went home with the town drunk.
This American Oliver Twist novel was inspired by family stories about his childhood, especially from his non-fiction book, The Tales of The Golden Trail. This novel is the first in a Trilogy.