Author publishes first in Carson Valley saga

Soozie Lewis, author of "The Bloomingsons of the Nevada Sage, Haley Roo," and more than two dozen authors in the region will be on hand Saturday to sign books at the Carson City Library Oktoberfest celebration.

Lewis said her first novel started as a collection of little stories she wrote and kept revisiting over the years. She described "Haley Roo" as a teen romance and adventure story with the flavor of what it's like to live in Carson Valley.

"It's about life out here," said Lewis, who has lived in the Johnson Lane area for 26 years. "The 'Haley Roo' book is set in 1967. It's good for home schoolers and is something parents won't be concerned about their kids reading."

Soozie and her husband Al have a horse, miniature mule and other pets at their home. Soozie Lewis said she rode horses when she was a young girl.

"Kids and especially girls like horses," she said. "Haley is a horse and is a significant character because she's a brat."

"Haley Roo" is the first in Lewis' Bloomingsons saga, with the second novel, "Excuse my Buffalo," due out soon.

The books are illustrated by Wendy Hoag.

"The Bloomingsons of the Nevada Sage, Haley Roo," published in 2008 by Trafford Publishing, is available online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble and at the Douglas County Museum & Cultural Center and Genoa Courthouse Museum book stores.

Information at www.soozie-l.com/index.html

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