There and Back: William Porter and His Hat

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a426bf73-2c4c-49b7-b9a1-2d88400a6a56William Porter, a self-proclaimed sinner cowboy from the hills of Tennessee, adjusted his black felt cowboy hat, the leather band worn by age and the constant fingering of his strong fingers. His hands not rough and calloused like a factual rancher but soft. Never the less William Porter was at heart a true cowboy. If he had been alive in the glory days of the west, he would have worn a white hat not a black. William possessed all the qualities of a good cowboy and a few of the black hat wearing villains, when necessary. A cowboy always put the needs of the herd before himself. The safety of others, especially the defenseless, was top priority for William Porter.

Excerpt from There and Back, Perdido Key Novel #3, release date, June 2018 

Announcement

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Now Available on Amazon

 

Gadlin O’Hale’s Fantastic Recipes: From the Seven Kingdoms taken from the greatest Pub’s, Tavern’s, and Inns by Brendan O’Gara

Johan, Wandalor, Dar, Thalin and Gadlin, came from different backgrounds, thrown together by fate and these are their stories.

The first of them anyway. Currently we are collaborating on a high fantasy series to include the band of travelers you will meet in Brendan’s cookbook, more like cookbook fantasy exploit. The story will take you ,dear reader, on a journey through strange new lands where you will meet fantastic creatures and witty characters.

 

Coming November 1st

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What’s the deal with William Porter and that hat? Will he ever find his happy ending? Want to know more about Perdido Key? Just how does that mind trick thing work? Believe in what?

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Almost There

The Creative Life

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We are a family of writers, artists and dreamers. As a result, from time to time, other members of the O’Gara Clan will share their creations here with us. My other half Brendan has written an amazing adventure cookbook. This is the first of many stories about a band of travelers. This first book gives us a glimpse in to the personalities of the band of adventures and the places they are exploring. It is a collection of stories and recipes. Think Princess Bride meets the every day gourmet. We will let you know when the release date has been decided.

Gadlin O’Hale’s Fantastic Recipes

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Now at Hawsey’s Book Index

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We Will Get There is available at the historic Hawsey’s Book Index located  in Pensacola Florida.  If you find yourself on Navy Blvd headed to Perdido Key on vacation or just to the beach for a day of fun. Stop in to see Dinah and the girls.

If you are looking for a book you can’t seem to find anywhere, Hawsey’s is the place to check. They have new and used, best sellers and classics and everything in between.

Check them out, click here!

 

~Lori O’Gara

 

Home

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One predominant theme in my first novel, We Will Get There, is the idea of Home. It is the concept that home is not just a place but a sense of being safe and loved. How you see home depends on what connects you to happiness and peace.

If home is a place in your life then no other place will do. Home is home, and everywhere else is not-home. Home can be where you keep your stuff, where you sleep or where you grew up. For some people, as they travel  through life, they find their home multiple times in multiple places. For others, home is that place that you leave when you become an adult. It is as unchanging fixed place in time and space.

I want you to think about another place home can be, well not a place but a person. For children home is often the security of their parents. For some adults home is a significant other, spouse or partner. Home is where your heart is happiest, where you feel safe and where you can be your true self. Often that is not a fixed place but the person who makes you feel safe when you are with them.

For Krystal Sabine, home was tied to a place that reminded her of a person. No matter how far she got from that place, she was pulled back.

What is home for you? Is it that place where you sleep at night? Is it the place where you grew up? Or is home that person who knows your heart better than any other?

If you discover that your true home is not a place but the connection you have with the person you love most, you will not be homesick for a place. Where that person is will be home for you. It will bring joy to you when you are with them and longing when you are not.

As we make our way through this life, it is comforting to know that a cozy bed, warm meal, and  loving arms are waiting for us at home. Life is sweetest when you are home no matter if that home is a person or a place or for the lucky ones, both.

Believe in the power of home.

~Lori O’Gara