2015 WILLA finalist
This is a challenging work by a very gutsy, gifted writer with large ambitions. One gets the sense that Amy Auker is poised to reach beyond that which is so intimately familiar to her—the cowboy West—and break free of all genre labeling. Watch out, here she comes.
~ Kurt Markus
Amy Auker’s novel ‘The Story Is the Thing’ is a real page turner, and any thoughts I had of ‘skimming’ it were quickly disabused by the end of the first chapter. Ms. Auker can write and she weaves a tale of love and loss in the big ranch country that grips your attention to the very end.
A fine book by a gifted storyteller.
Amy Hale Auker is a Writer with a capital W. She has a heart as big as Arizona, and what she feels,
She feels deeply. You will not pass through this book without being touched by it…