Books

Sky High

Anna Winje arrives in Hong Kong as the new Consul General for Norway. Negotiating the largest shipping deal, in the history of the two countries, places Anna in a vulnerable position. With her life endangered, she bravely protects her country’s interests.

Powerful industrialist, Anton Zhang, heads the largest corporation involved in the deal. He protects the highly intelligent diplomat at the request of his government, taking Anna to his island compound. Together, they withstand escalating attacks – unclear who is the target and who the enemy. Close proximity and danger build into a potent attraction that increases the stakes.

Anton’s love for the courageous Anna is instant and all consuming, but, she does not believe she can attract and hold the brilliant younger man. Anna will sacrifice her deal and her life if it will keep Anton alive. While Anton vows he will safeguard not only her life, but her heart, if she will pledge it to him. read more

High Risk

When CIA agent, Lee Morrison, is wounded on a mission in Hong Kong, fate pairs her with ex-patriot Rik Van Doorn, an industrialist with a surprising number of skills. Together they must find stolen American missiles and get them off the market.

Working undercover creates a close relationship, where the risks are high and trust is all important. But Lee and Rik owe allegiance to different countries, and enemies and friends are often interchangeable, so trust is hard won.

Though Lee willingly risks her life for their mission, Rik’s demand she risk all for their love may be asking too much. read more

 

Chronic Challenge

An ‘invisible autoimmune disease’ challenges you, not only with its physical symptoms, but mentally and emotionally as well.

Looking perfectly healthy, but coping with many symptoms that debilitate, you face scepticism from the medical community and your family, and the societal stigmas that come with many of these diseases.

The challenge then, is to seek, then accept your diagnosis, so you can adjust and begin making the changes that will help you lead a full and rewarding life, despite your disease.

The people interviewed for this book, have lived a minimum of ten years with their disease. They offer up advice, tips and anecdotes with which anyone with an autoimmune disease can relate. They inspire, amuse and inform the reader – showing you how to reclaim your life. Their words speak equally to those with disabling injuries or limitations caused by aging, heart disease, or diabetes.

The book offers those with chronic conditions and those who support them a blueprint for making life rich and rewarding again. read more


Tè Zhang, a skilled agent, devotes her life to exacting justice on the man who murdered her father and step-mother. But working a high profile case for Safeguard Security Inc. attracts her enemy’s attention. Now she’s the hunted with her death the goal. RG Gribbs, her employer, has given his heart to the delicate, highly skilled woman, so far above his poor boy Texan roots. Protecting his love means keeping her out of the action, and his choice tears them apart. Wounded and heartbroken Tè recuperates from wounds received in her latest battle with her nemesis, unaware RG tirelessly works to track him down. With military precision RG prevents another attempt on Te’s life, and with her back in his arms, swears nothing will keep them apart. When the enemy captures Tè on her wedding day, forcing her into mortal combat, RG must trust Tè will safeguard herself and their love. read more

 


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The sound of a plane engine had her gaze jerking upwards. The thrum of the engine came closer. Had Qiang sent up a plane to search for her? She stood, and closed on Sam with a few running steps. He turned just as she launched herself at him. She drove him to the ground. Air rushed out of his lungs in a woof as he hit the sand with her weight on top of him. She wriggled up so she could reach his lips. “Kiss me.” She demanded, crashing her lips onto his. The plane flew over, the sound of the engine faded, as she welded their lips together. Hope escalated. The engine became louder. The plane had banked and was coming back.

Sam grabbed her braid and jerked, pulling her away from his mouth. “If you want them to think we’re lovers, you need to do a better job than that.” He smiled a mean smile.

A second later, she was on her back, … read more


High Ground

When Joshua Chandler identifies the hacker attempting to infiltrate his security software, he becomes a target for assassination. A genius, contracted to safeguard government secrets, he concludes a lot of people could see him as a threat. Various government agencies vie to protect him, but he prefers to hire his own bodyguard. When he falls in love with her, he has only one choice. Catch his assassin, so he can focus on winning her.

Catriana Duplessiss, (Cat) hired to protect Joshua Chandler, computer genius, remains professional and distant in order to do her job. An ex-marine, she’s well trained to keep him safe, but pretending to be his live-in-lover puts her rule “never get involved with a principal” in jeopardy. She’s lost too many loved ones to death and refuses to risk her heart again. When her feelings … read more

Climbing High

Billionaire Jake Ingles is the media’s golden boy. The cameras love his fabulous face and form, his high-powered business deals, and daring adventures. On a mountain in France, Jake saves the one incomparable woman he’ll love for the rest of his life, but his fame places her beyond his reach. Siree McConnell, forensic accountant, chooses to live anonymously to avoid the press that caused her father’s death. She refuses to tangle with the gorgeous male if it means stepping back into the spotlight, until he needs her help. Once she uncovers the thieves threatening Jake’s conglomerate, she gives in to her longing to find ecstasy in his arms. But the cost of being … read more


Change is NOT a Four-Letter Word

Hardwired to fear the unknown, we often see change as a dreadful state that frightens or frustrates, annoys or tests, engulfs or controls. Flip the coin and change becomes a delight, sought, embraced; a state in which we revel. Each of us has a story resulting from events that change who we are.

In this collection, Prairie Quills’ members explore change through the lives of their characters, from the ages and stages of life to letting go of a person, property, or problem. The people in these stories have one thing in common as they move from childhood into their declining years. They impress upon the reader that change is constant.

I_am_that_i_am I Am That I Am

A spiritual journey through the photography and prose of Madelon Smid.

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Barbara L. Thrasher and Madelon A. Smid

 

Over 100 women entrepreneurs are featured in Smart Women. Their insights will help you … read more

 

 


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Canadian Entrepreneurs Talk About:

  • Making Money
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Self Developmentread more

 


cherish_these_thingsCherish These Things

Madelon A. Smid

This collection uses literary nonfiction to weave a story around the facts of different antiques passed down in the author’s family. Each piece is associated with a characteristic valued in people, and the characters in the story demonstrate this value. The stories hold appeal for all people who appreciate family relationships and treasures.

Contact – masmid@sasktel.net


Reflections From The CreekReflections From The Creek

Swift Current City owes its existence to the little creek that meanders through the grasslands of southwestern Saskatchewan. Its shimmering surface mirrored the progress of the last hundred years; through periods of immigration, settlement, prosperity, depression, and war. The creek has reflected thirsty antelope, guzzling steam locomotives, floating mallards, and measured the lengthening shadows of maturing elms. Along its banks, children fish and swim, errant golf balls splash, artists capture its beauty, and lovers stroll hand in hand.

In this collection, Prairie Quills members reflect upon the history of Swift Current, a city stitched to the land by this timeless seam of flowing water.

Madelon both edited and contributed work to this collection. Her short story Options takes a small town prairie girl from the WW II flight training school in Swift Current to England and back home twenty years later. At a time when men returned from war to take over the jobs and women were once again relegated to minimal roles, Edith Akister intends to pursue her options and find her place in the world and the strength to claim it, at last.

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mental_munchingMental Munching

“The Biggest and the Best” – Madelon A. Smid

Tad Moreton is a food network junkie. He decides to enter one of the Network competitions, seeing it as his way to glory and fame. To do so he needs an assistant. But like cooking, life can be messy, and the results we expect are often a disappointment. Not getting what you desire can sometimes be a blessing. Follow Tad through his cooking experiment to a satisfying result.

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tickled_by_the_quillsTickled By The Quills

Anthology by The Prairie Quills Writers’ Group

“Paradise Missed” – Madelon A. Smid

In this humorous story you travel with Barry as he takes sexy Gidget on a dream date to Hawaii. Can things go wrong? You bet. Barry’s weekend of love is full of surprises. Enjoy this romp through the fantasies in a young man’s mind.

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Anthology by the Prairie Quills Writers’ Group

“Too Much” – Madelon Smid

This short story is written through the point of view of a new born baby girl and follows through her life. The humor of a child’s whims, her take on adults and her feelings for her parents are explored with a light satirical touch. It’s a fun read.

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in_the_spirit_of_givingIn the Spirit of Giving

Anthology by the Prairie Quills Writers’ Group

“A Gift of Love” – Madelon A. Smid

In this Christmas story, Madelon explores the multi facets of giving. A gift, once given does not melt away like a snowflake, but like the memory of snow it goes on and on. This story will touch your heart.

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You can view my page on the Prairie Quills Writers Group website here.