In my latest novel, For All You Have Left, main character Jorgen Ryker drives his dad's old truck home one day. The truck was a 1964 Ford F350, which might look pretty similar to the truck in the photo to the left.
The truck in the photo was actually my dad's. Growing up, there was always something that I loved about this old Ford—maybe it was the fact that this was the only truck I knew that had a name.
I do hope you have a chance to pick up For All You Have Left, a story near and dear to my heart, (when it releases in February) and experience more of Ol' Red and the storied love of Jorgen and Logan. Until then, and just in case you're wondering what ever happened to the real Ol' Red, I've included some photos below. It took a bit of a beating during the flood of 1993, which left the Berger, Mo. river bottoms pretty barren. But the memory of riding in the old truck has not been forgotten, and now it lives on in Jorgen and Logan's story!
Ol' Red Then and Now
Coming February 2014
I write about rain on tin roofs, gravel roads, old trucks with holes in the floorboards and small-town summer nights. I grew up on a farm in a little Midwestern town. Now, I live in Kansas City, Mo., with my weatherman husband.
Laura Miller's first contemporary romance novel, Butterfly Weeds, hit the Amazon Best-Seller's List and Top 100 in October 2012. The sequel to Butterfly Weeds, My Butterfly, released in June 2013. For All You Have Left, By Way of Accident, When Cicadas Cry and A Bird on a Windowsill followed. Look for The Life We Almost Had, releasing Sept. 19.