This round of Name That Author! is sponsored by Big Maria by Johnny Shaw.
There’s gold in them thar hills—or more precisely, in Arizona’s Chocolate Mountains, where one hundred years ago a miner stashed a king’s ransom of the stuff. But times have changed. The world has changed. And now the Chocolate Mountains are the home of the largest military artillery range in the world.
Harry’s living on disability and getting liquored up and beaten down. Frank’s a feisty old-timer battling cancer and a domineering daughter. And Ricky’s a good kid in a bad spot, doing everything for family. Together they’re staking what little they have left on a dangerous quest to the Big Maria Mine—and the gold that can offer them a new beginning.
When you’re all out of crazy ideas, you’ve got to try the stupid ones.
1. I am often referred to simply as “Mrs. [My Married Name]“
2. I wrote both ghost stories and “industrial fiction”
3. I was a friend of Dickens, and we shared several literary themes.
4. I wrote the first biography of Charlotte Bronte
Aaaand here’s the answer! Did you get it?