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Wild Horses on The Salt
by Anne Montgomery
NEW DESERT DRAMA TACKLES ISSUES OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
AND FINDS HOPE ON THE HORIZON
How do you put your life back together after enduring devastating trauma? Author Anne Montgomery connects human struggle and recovery to the wild horses of the American West and their displacement in a land that used to belong to them in Wild Horses on The Salt [Liaison – A Next Chapter Imprint, June 14, 2020]. Through her protagonist, Montgomery tackles the importance of addressing domestic violence, both personally and societally, in order to move forward and heal from the past.
With nowhere else to go after escaping her controlling husband, Rebecca Quinn flees her former life and heads to the deserts of Arizona. Rebecca finds a safe haven at the Salt River Inn, a charming 1930’s guesthouse in the middle of the Tonto National Forest. Run by her aunt’s college roommate, Gaby Strand, and surrounded by the breathtaking beauty and wildlife of the Sonoran Desert, the Salt River Inn just might be the perfect place for Rebecca to heal and return to herself. A new group of friends and a small band of wild horses gives Rebecca the support she needs to reconnect with her passion for art.
Inspired by Montgomery’s own experiences with recovering from domestic violence, Wild Horses on The Salt advocates for women who stumble into the belief that abusive behavior is normal. Through her tale of friendship, healing and personal rediscovery, Montgomery begs her audience to consider a crucial truth: Rebecca’s story is not at all uncommon. More than that, Wild Horses on The Salt is proof of the ability of any person to heal from the wounds of domestic abuse.
Engaging and influential, Montgomery is available for interviews, Q&A’s and byline articles around the launch of Wild Horses on The Salt focusing on topics that include:
- The signs of domestic violence and how to help someone in need
- Surviving and thriving after domestic violence
- The wild horse population in the American West
- Channeling life experience – both traumatic and joyous – through the fictional characters in her work
- And more.
“Domestic violence always causes a trail of destruction,” says Montgomery. “In the case of Wild Horses on The Salt, I am hoping those who read the book will see that jealously is not love, and there is always a way out.”
ANNE MONTGOMERY has worked as a television sportscaster, newspaper and magazine writer, teacher, and amateur sports official. Montgomery was a freelance and staff reporter for six publications, writing sports, features, movie reviews, and archaeological pieces. Her previous novels are The Scent of Rain, A Light in the Desert, and Nothing But Echoes. Montgomery taught high school journalism for 20 years and was an amateur sports official for four decades. She is a foster mom to three sons and resides in Arizona. For more information, please visit her website or connect on GoodReads.
Wild Horses on The Salt will be released nationwide June 14th, 2020 and available on Amazon and wherever fine books are sold.
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