Announcing Publication of NOW I’M FOUND!

A year ago I published Lead Me Home, and I immediately turned to editing its sequel, which I had drafted before polishing Lead Me Home. I knew the sequel needed a lot of work, and it has been a long year in the editing. But I am pleased to announce today that [. . . drum roll]

Now I’m Found is published!

NIF front cover 9-2-16

Now I’m Found: Desolation and Discover in the Gold Rush Years is available on Amazon in either paperback or Kindle formats and on Barnes & Noble in the Nook format.

Please take a moment to check out Now I’m Found by clicking on one of the above links.

Here’s the story my novel tells:

After reaching Oregon by wagon with Jenny Calhoun, Caleb (Mac) McDougall must choose—return to the East or remain on the frontier. Mac’s passion for Jenny has grown, but abuse in her past numbs her to his feelings.

Mac starts east, then learns of the California gold strike and joins hordes of prospectors seeking wealth, independence, and adventure. Alone in Oregon, Jenny forges a new life but fears losing her home if neighbors learn she is not Mac’s wife.

Separately, Mac and Jenny confront violence, temptation, and heartache in a savage and abundant land. Their quests for happiness travel paths more tortuous than the Oregon Trail they conquered together.

One early review states:

Now I’m Found is an engaging companion to Lead Me Home. As in the first book, Theresa Hupp weaves a colorful story of the Western frontier . . . historically accurate and worthy of your time.” Sally Jadlow, author of The Late Sooner series.

If you decide to read Now I’m Found and like it, I hope you will also post a review on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and/or Goodreads. Reviews are one of the best ways that readers can help writers.

And tell your family and friends about the book also—you can simply share this post with them if you would like.

I am so grateful to all the readers who have encouraged me since the publication of Lead Me Home. I truly appreciate your support in reaching this milestone.

P.S. to readers in the Kansas City area: There is an opportunity to check my books out in person, along with books by many other local authors, at the First Friday Fall Book Festival on October 7, from 5:00-8:00pm at 517 Southwest Boulevard in the Crossroads District of Kansas City, MO. See this Facebook link for more information. Come meet and greet the authors and start your holiday shopping early.


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  1. Congratulations!!! I can’t wait to get it and jump in!! As you know, I loved “Lead Me Home” and have no doubt the sequal will be even better. It will be my pleasure to pass along the good news! Pam

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