by Shanna Hatfield
I came across information about a ghost town named Hardman that had once been a stop along the stage route. My curiosity led me to discover that Hardman, Oregon, once boasted several churches, a newspaper office and skating rink, along with a variety of other businesses. The school was located on one end of town.
As my imagination began to create the town in my head, my fingers began typing out the first story in the Hardman Holidays series - The Christmas Bargain. Today, there are a handful of dilapidated old buildings in town, but the bones of those old structures help me picture what the town once looked like, back when it was a bustling town.
A few months ago, I decided it was time to update the covers for all the books in the series.
The moment I saw this graphic, I knew it would be perfect for the covers. This is exactly how Hardman looks in my head when I close my eyes and imagine it back in it's glory days when it was a busy, bustling town.
Today (only today), you can get the first book in the series free and the second book for just 99 cents.
The Christmas Bargain - Free
The Christmas Token - 99 cents
Also, I invite you to join me at a party I'm hosting on Facebook today. You'll be among the first to see the cover of the latest Hardman Holidays book - The Christmas Confection. It releases Dec. 5!
Hope to see you there!