The Sage Literary Society

Paula Peckham - Christian Romance, Historical and Contemporary 

Real People with Real Faith StrugglesPaula Peckham

A fifth-generation Texan, Paula Peckham graduated from the University of Texas in Arlington and taught math at Burleson High School for 19 years. She and her husband, John, divide their time between their home in Burleson and their casita in Rio Bravo, Mexico. Her debut novel, Protected, was an ACFW Genesis semi-finalist in 2020. She also writes short stories, novellas, and poems. 

She contributed aroeiwa  in the 2021 release Christmas Love Through the Ages, and Texas Heirloom Ornament.

She serves as president of ACFW DFW, and is a member of Unleashing the Next Chapter. 

She has spoken at ACFW, Unleashing the Next Chapter, and the Carrollton League of Writers.

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Paula's novel, Protected, releases in March.

Disaster strikes a wagon train en route to Texas, leaving 18-year-old Abby in charge of the survivors, all children younger than her. After an attempted kidnapping, the others convince her to disguise herself as a boy. Initially reluctant, Abby soon realizes life on the trail is much easier without bulky skirts. The disguise allows her to do things as “Abner” she couldn’t do as Abby. It's intoxicating.

Disfigured by fire as a child, Manny, a young cowboy, is lonely and yearns for companionship. His scars and the judgment of townspeople make it difficult for him to trust others. He intercepts the wagon train and agrees to help the children finish the trip to San Antonio. A new friendship cracks the protective walls built around his heart. Hope blooms when he meets “Abner,” and Manny’s fear of rejection slowly dissolves. 

As the weeks on the trail go by, Abby develops romantic feelings for Manny, and he values his first new friendship in years. When Manny discovers her deception, it destroys the fragile bond of friendship growing between them.

Can God help the two young lovers find trust, faith, and forgiveness on the hot Texas plain?



Stacy T. Simmons

Betty Woods - Christian Romance, Historical and Contemporary 

Encouraging Stories for a Discouraging World

Betty Woods 

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My historical, Love’s Twisting Trail, released Jan. 18. My contemporary, A Mother for His Son, releases in June and is available for preorder from Harlequinn. 

I've been a story teller since childhood. If friends or relatives would sit still long enough, I'd hand them something I'd written. I still have those notebooks of handwritten stories. My love for writing has taken several detours along the way--marriage, children, grand children, even great grands. Wonderful detours I wouldn't trade for anything.

A few years ago, God nudged me to start writing again. He placed some wonderful people in my life to help me along in my ten year journey to publication.

Never give up on what God has planned for you. Stepping out in faith can be an amazing journey. Take one step at a time. If or when you stumble along the way, remember the Lord upholds his children with his hand. Psalm 37:23. 24

Kassy Paris  - Christian Kozy Mystery 

Weaving tales of suspense and love

Kassy Paris


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Kassy Paris' newest book is Waylaid in Wyoming -

Waylaid in Wyoming is the story of Colleen Bonner and Drew Murphy. Colleen is a freelance photographer traveling from Texas to California, by way of Wyoming, to participate in a bridesmaid auction. When she reaches the Big Horn Mountains in Wyoming, an accident lands her in dire straits and she is rescued by Drew Murphy, a veterinarian living and working on the family ranch.
Colleen is alone by circumstances beyond her control. She was orphaned at age 12 and has recently lost her only living relatives, her grandparents. She longs for a loving family. Drew, even though living with his widowed mother and his brother, has isolated himself from love by choice. He's determined to avoid further heartbreak.
Waylaid in Wyoming can be purchased through Amazon in both ebook and print formats. This is the first solo book published by Kassy Paris. Waylaid in Wyoming: Book 1 Wyoming Whispers Series: Paris, Kassy: 9781956641011: Books

she has also co-written one kozy mystery, three romantic suspence novels and one romance under the psydomyn Kassandra Elaine - check them out on Amazon. 

Kasandra Elaine is the writing team of Elaine Bonner and Kassy Paris. The pair met when they were fifteen and Elaine’s father moved his family to the small East Texas community to become the pastor of the Methodist church that just happened to be across the street from Kassy’s home. The two began their writing efforts as a team when they wrote a church Christmas play those many years ago.

Elaine lived in North Texas and worked as a registered nurse. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren, singing, working in her local church, writing, traveling, and reading. At one time, Elaine worked as a travel nurse which afforded the writing pair the opportunity to travel to different parts of the United States. God took Elaine home in May 2015.

Kassy lives in East Texas and is a retired elementary teacher. At this time, she is developing an editing and a writers’ mentoring business as well as continuing her own writing career. Kassy enjoys traveling, reading, and quilting, much to Elaine's chagrin when she had to haul Kassy’s fabric stash and sewing machine around the country during their travels. Kassy's nieces and nephews and their children bring her great joy.

She's writing her own books, editing for the public, and beginning a small publishing company-Eagles Soar Publications, mostly for her books but hope's to soon add other writers.
She has received the rights back from all her published works, to eventually re-release then through Eagles Soar Publications.
Her goddaughter, Dana Joiner, and 3 of her friends have opened a movie/TV production company and are using some of her works to turn into scripts to pitch tostramlng service such as Netflix, Hulu, Peacock, Hallmark and others.
She's working on the second story of the Wyoming Whispers Trilogy.
She's editing for 2 different publishing companies as well as freelancing for the general writing public.
Waylaid in Wyoming
(Kassy is my cousin.)

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