As a reader of this blog, you are witnessing — and, perhaps, participating in — one author’s creative process.

If you are the sort of person who requires that an individual have a Social Security number and a physical body, a property have a parcel number and a legal description, and a town have a ZIP code and a set of GPS coordinates to be considered “real,” then this blog is merely a (hopefully) interesting experiment in fiction writing — a sort of serialized novel being published more or less in real time, as the author conceives it. It is a rough draft. It likely will contain innumerable mistakes, inconsistencies, and contradictions; feel free to correct or question these in the comments if you choose.

If, on the other hand, you are the sort of person who regarded Ramona Quimby as a childhood playmate, spent most of high school hiding out in the Phantom’s lair beneath the Paris Opera House, and pored over maps of Yoknapatawpha County in college, then Sierra, the Tumbleweed Motel, and Coldwater, N.M., are as real as anyplace you’ve ever been, and you are welcomed and encouraged to use the comments to ask questions, make reservations, and contemplate the possibilities of life in a fictional world not so very different from the one we all inhabit.

Certainly there are Sierras operating Tumbleweeds in Coldwaters up and down Route 66 and on a thousand other roads across the United States. It is our hope — Sierra’s and mine — that you will seek them out and learn their stories before they disappear.

Enjoy the story.


P.S.: This seems a wretched little bit of nastiness, but unfortunate experiences with other projects in the past make it necessary for me to remind readers that all material on this blog is Copyright © 2010 Emily Priddy. I’m giving it away for free. Read it, enjoy it, have fun with it, but please don’t steal it and try to pass it off as your own.

5 Responses to “About”

  1. Ernie said

    I enjoyed it, looking forward to more.

  2. Judy said

    I am enjoying every post. After my first comment, I signed up for the “Notify me of new posts vis email” and THOUGHT I’d been receiving all of them, but for some reason, this morning I went back to your blog itself and discovered several posts I’d not received – like the “Miss Shirley” one that explained Joey. I was thinking Joey might be Sierra’s son – but now I understand how he fits in. I like it a lot. I will be checking the blog more often now. Thanks for taking the time to bring Sierra & Coldwater to life.

  3. Thank you for taking the time to read about them. I’m enjoying my daily vacation to Coldwater, and I’m glad to be able to share it.

  4. Leslie said

    Hey Emily, I mean Sierra!!! I have a favor to ask you. I’ve been reading your Red Fork State of Mind blog for several years. I too am a CSist and Kate (as in Robertson) is one of my best friends. I got turned on to Gracie’s blog through your blog & now I’ve started my own blog called The Days of Wiens and Roses @
    My husband & I are part owners of a winery in Temecula, CA & will be releasing a wine (in the next 6 mos) that I would like to pair with 1 of Gracie’s recipes and post about it, giving her & her blog a shout out, of course. If you could pass my message along to her, I’d appreciate it. She can reach me @ Thanks for your help, you don’t need to publish this comment, I just didn’t know how to get ahold of either of you.
    Leslie Wiens

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