Libby’s soldier husband rescued her from a hopeless life. When he is killed in Iraq, Libby falls back into
her old patterns, changing men and locations. Eleven-year-old Kiwi has already lost her father, now she’s
terrified of losing her mom, as well.
Out of self-preservation, Kiwi commits an act of violence that shatters their fragile bond and sends them on the run. But Kiwi is the stronger one. Even though she believes her mother can no longer love her, she struggles to practice what her father taught her: Do the right thing, even when no one is watching.
Marcia Preston grew up on a wheat farm in central Oklahoma. From her father she learned the art of storytelling; from her mother, a reverence for books; and from Oklahoma’s red earth, a love of wildlife and the outdoors. Writing as M.K. Preston, her first two novels were mysteries featuring the daughter of a Gypsy mother and a redneck father. Marcia herself is neither a Gypsy nor a redneck, just a Democrat.
From this beginning, she moved into
general fiction. You can learn a bit about these novels under the “Books” tab, above. Marcia earned B.A. and M.A.
degrees from University of Central Oklahoma, taught in public high schools for more than a decade, and worked for a
time as PR and publications director for the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. She
freelanced for a wide variety of magazines for many years and also edited and published ByLine, a trade magazine for aspiring writers.
Her interests include gardening, OU football, and Lepidoptera. She lives beside a creek in central Oklahoma, where she feeds the birds and dodges tornadoes.