Pen to the Page: Capturing Chaos

Pen to the Page: When Chaos Comes to Town

How do you write a story about the whole world turning upside down and make it believable?

Through Raging Waters is about the small town of Timber Springs, Wyoming. This close-knit tiny town faces destruction from a cataclysmic spring runoff and inner turmoil. The effect isn’t smooth and transitional, it’s chaotic and life-changing. How do you write a story about such an event?

You hang on and let it take you for a ride.

There are no isolated events in small towns such as Timber Springs. What impacts one impacts all. Think of a stone tossed in a pond. The ripples spread outward and soon the entire surface is disrupted. It’s this type of scenario which causes the chaos you see from floods in small towns. But you also see other things as well.

I had to capture these traits in my story. But not only was the town this intertwined, but I had a family just as close. The Fitzgerald siblings are unique in many aspects. They are Christian but grieving the loss of their mother.

Four of the seven are twins, two fraternal and two identical. The oldest son is a preacher and the youngest daughter is adopted. And one is a control-freak. They are a menagerie of personalities and traits. They may love one another but they don’t really know each other as well as they think they do. The storms and flood bring out the worst and best in the siblings that are in Through Raging Waters.

This book is an adventure from page one. Every character plays a part, big or small. Why? Because in a small town, you live and breathe the same air. You’re connected. Do you like everybody? No, but you survive. It’s the nature of the wild.

And with the Lord, the wild meets the Forgiven.


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About Through Raging Waters:

If Mother Nature has her way, Timber Springs will never be the same... 

A warm spring and early rainstorms melt the snowpack. Spring runoff compounded by the storm of the century sends Timber Springs into a tailspin. 
Tossed into the role of rescuer, local pharmacist Paul Fitzgerald must face his past before the whole world falls apart. While he fights to contain the beast around him, he finds his steadfast control slipping through his fingers. And life…everyone’s life…hangs by a thread once again. 
She isn’t a hero. Melissa Hampton has her own demons to battle. After she learns of her mysterious beginnings amidst her mother’s keepsakes, she faces more than just the river rushing outside her door. Now, she must discern friend from foe…but as waters rise and tension climbs within Timber Springs, she needs to rise to the challenge or lose the only man she's ever loved. 

Can two people find each other through raging waters? 

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About Renee Blare:

Raised in Louisiana and Wyoming, Renee began writing poetry in junior high school. After having her son, a desire to attend pharmacy school sent her small family to the University of Wyoming in Laramie, and she's been counting pills ever since. While writing's her first love, she also likes to fish and hunt as well as pick away on her classical guitar.
Once again in the foothills of the Wind River Mountains with her husband, crazy dogs and ornery cat, she serves her small community as a pharmacist and pens her stories any chance she can get. She loves to interact with readers and invites you check out her website, blog, and social media.


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