MARY GALUSHA loves to tell adventurous romantic stories. She is descended from immigrant homesteaders, and draws from stories told and retold around the kitchen table to make history and romance come alive.
Mary, you spent some time living in Montana, where Sapphire Skies is set?
Yes, I was born in Little Big Horn county. I have always been fascinated with my home state and the adventurous stories of the brave settlers there. I’ve always dreamed of their stories and in the last few years I have begun writing them into novel form.
I have spent some time in that country, too. It is always interesting to read about people living through the settling of the American West. Is Sapphire Skies an inspirational story in terms of faith?
Strong faith has always lived in my family and carries through into my stories. It is natural to write from that foundation of faith when I think about the rough world my characters live in. They are strong men and equally adventurous women who build loving relationships while facing the unknown to realize their dreams in the settling the Wild West.
Mary, you write from home. Tell us about your writing space.
I write in our study, my husband has half and I have the other. It’s a small room. My half is getting more like a cave every day. I’ll have to do something about that. Someday.
I love words and the rhythm of the written word. Plus, I think I have something to say that might make people think.
What other authors do you enjoy reading?
Writers I enjoy reading are Alexander McCall Smith, Mary Kay Andrews, and for mysteries, John Sanford and James Lee Burke.
Mary Galusha graduated from Stephens College and the University of Arizona. She taught elementary school, counseled in high school and raised her family on an avocado ranch in southern California. Now she is writing, which has always been a dream. When not working on historical novels, Mary can be found attending book groups or playing hilarious games of bridge where the rules are observed, sometimes. She and her husband enjoy their family, friends, and movies. Download her debut novel, Sapphire Skies from Desert Breeze Publishing. It is also available on Amazon, Barnes and Nobel and other book sites.
You can find Mary on the web at www.marygalusha.com