When I was a kid, my mom bought a cassette called "Mormon Heritage" that included folk songs and narrations from history. I loved to listen to the exciting Western stories. One of my favorites was about commander Lot Smith tricking the United States army. He made the army enter the state at night, and then set up campfires along the top of a canyon. His men rode in circles around each campfire, and as soon as the army passed, they rushed up the canyon to circle the next, making only a few men look like a huge army.
DreamRovers began as a single novel, but I quickly realized that the rough draft was too busy and needed to be split into three. I had a goal to publish all three volumes in 2021, and just barely made it!