Tomorrow's Promise: Survival on the Plains
From the Oregon Trail to the camps of the Lakota Sioux and throughout the Civil War, Ben and Sarah Walters learn to survive. Taken captive by the Sioux after her wagon train is attacked, Sarah learns to live and care again. Through Ben, experience the battles of Wilson's Creek, Lexington and Shiloh, feel the filth and privation of Libby Prison; share a friendship that grows between Sarah and a slave, and live through the destruction of a country torn apart by war. Journey back to one of the most explosive periods in our history in this story of survival, learning, determination, forgiveness, and love.
About D.L. Rogers (Kansas City, Missouri & Kansas Author)
Although born in New Jersey of parents from New Jersey and Tennessee, it was just a matter of time before Diane's "southern" blood revealed itself. And reveal itself it did, in a passion for all things western and related to the Civil War. Having learned a great deal in her research since her historical journey began, especially in the Midwest, Diane has attempted to portray both the west and the war from numerous points-of-view, which is not always the same history as what has been previously portrayed--or taught.
As a kid, Diane played Cowboys and Indians more than she did Barbie, and as she got older, she and her cousin (whose parents were reversed) gave themselves the moniker of "Yebels." The question of what it would have been like during the Civil War years, when friends and family fought on opposite sides of the war, festered inside Diane until she answered her own question in the form of the novels she writes of the west and Civil War, where everyday people, regardless of what "side" they were on, when faced with difficult situations, rose to the challenge, and survived.
Now living south of Kansas City, Missouri, on fourteen acres of property, when Diane's not writing or marketing, she enjoys sitting on her front porch, reading when she can or just watching her three horses in the pasture and multitude of cats in the yard. When she does venture into town, it's to work at a law firm on the Plaza, or visit her two children and five grandchildren.