The Grand Saga in Focus...

Volume One: HEARTLAND On the Side of Angels

Wyoming Territory, the Fall of 1883. In the heart of America’s ranch lands, two young men fight each in their own way the trouble engulfing their families they call the Alliance. As the struggle becomes tragedy, an even more perilous quest begins - for justice - shaking long-held beliefs in liberty and property to the core. And so the saga begins...

"This book was a wonderful read. It is about Wyoming in the 1880's. The author captures the spirit of the time. The character development is very compelling. I cared about the people in Heartland. The story drew me on throughout the book. Sedmak does an excellent job of telling her tale using POV (point of view). As I read it, the depth of the story reminded me of Lonesome Dove but with a marker all its own." 
Richard on Amazon, 5 stars

Adventure and romance will not be denied anyone who has the courage to be free.

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A PLACE AMONG HEROES, Book 2: Return of Hope
The Liberty & Property Legends, Volume Five

When the world says give up, hope whispers try one more time...

All that you love about this saga and more!

With anarchists on the march, bloody riots erupt at McCormick Reaper Works and Haymarket Square with tragic consequences. The aftermath claws at the very fabric of democracy as the city panics. Taking sides is not an option.

Yet despite his particular involvement, Ashcliff Ryan is determined that his newspaper, The Globe, will not surrender the truth for the sake of either side of the conflict. But all of it will take a back seat to the arrival of a significant figure from his Cheyenne days, bringing with them a life-changing revelation.

For ambitious freelance journalist Emmaline Roberts, the chance to work as a reporter for a big city newspaper is too good to resist. But is this where she truly belongs? The events that follow shape a deeply personal adventure.

As each negotiates the unyielding crossroads of their lives, the only signposts left standing are truth and forgiveness.

A PLACE AMONG HEROES Return of Hope is Book 2 in the fifth volume of The Liberty & Property Legends saga, beginning where Book 1 Rise of Hope left off. Finding the strength inside yourself to be hero of your own life just might be the most courageous thing you've ever done.

Head on over to my website for more info on this latest installment and all the wonderful books in the series, The Grand Saga of The West and Gilded Age...

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What's not to love about these beauties!

Totally. Grand.

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The Liberty & Property Legends Volume Five begins...


So, so thrilled to announce that Volume Five has arrived at last, starting with A PLACE AMONG HEROES, Book 1, Rise of Hope. Yes, that's right - Volume Five will have its own set of installments!

Lots of reading, lots of adventure, romance and epic stuff is heading this way. You know me, I love to talk up the epic, I guess I must be wired that way.

But as with previous volumes, this one is also full of love and enduring friendships, dotted with surprises so our new characters and those well-loved ones can get on with their quests and deepest desires.

For in this volume, conflict, pain and despair are shouldered by the desire for faith and hope and that elusive 'pursuit of happiness'. And don't forget trains, because the locomotive moved the wonders, the romance, the commerce, the business and the nation's deepest desires of the Gilded Age across America...

Out of the remnants of the troubled past,
striving to find their place in a new reality,
the heroes of the Alliance must brave the
journey to where their destiny is 
calling them.

This is Reuben! You will meet him and other
wonderful characters in A PLACE AMONG HEROES
Book 1 Rise of Hope. He doesn't drive a train, no, 
but that's kinda the point with him.

Cheyenne Courthouse as it was back in the day.
Much of the drama and action takes place here as 
it has done since the Grand Saga began, but in A PLACE 
AMONG HEROES, Book 1, we are also heading out... 
...destiny is calling our heroes onward.

Why the addition of the butterfly motif for Volume Five?
We are in brave pursuit of happiness and it's not going to be easy
or simple. However...

'Happiness in like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.'

Henry David Thoreau

**For Australian Readers...
Please visit my web pages at Vivid Publishing for you best price for the Paperback format of all the books in the Grand Saga. You can also be directed to ebook purchasing from there. My pages are being updates to coincide with the release of A PLACE AMONG HEROES, Book 1 Rise of Hope, so check out VIVID soon for great new Australian prices and links to all the books in the series. A grand deal for a Grand Saga!

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It has been a long year but finally THE HOUR OF EVIDENCE has arrived. Volume Four of The Liberty & Property Legends is now available as paperback on Amazon, B & N, The Book Depository et al. The eBook will soon be available too.
All eyes are on the Magic City!
The shocking evidence no one saw coming... A lost family secret...Two hearts at destiny's crossroads...
Early in the spring of 1885, the murder trial of tycoon Loren Bodecker and the cruel maverick Donnelly commences in Cheyenne. With so much at stake, all eyes are upon this famed Magic City of the Plains, where the scales of frontier justice are poised to weigh the compelling and often bruising evidence. Drawn ever deeper into the labyrinth shaping their pursuit of justice, challenged in both heart and mind, the gallant Alliance & its friends are about to discover truth long withheld.

"There will come a time when the truth will rise up through the mire of lies and murky wrong-doing to reach the surface and show its sad yet radiant light.  And I believe that hour is coming."  ~ Emmaline Roberts
THE HOUR OF EVIDENCE is the fourth volume in The Liberty & Property Legends saga, beginning where Volume Three FIRST COUNTRY Tinged with Rose left off. As the quest continues, as the twists keep coming both inside and outside the courtroom, the next installment in the saga begs the question: what price a well-kept secret?
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BookExpo America 2014

As a member of Independent Book Publishers Association, Tank & Ferry Entertainment had a presence at BookExpo America 2014. Although we couldn't physically be there ourselves, The Liberty & Property Legends, Volumes 1 to 3 secured a place on the display shelves. We'd like to thank Terry Nathan and the team  at IBPA for making it happen.

And we designed and produced postcards to give away as well!


A Review/Feature welcomed by author

The following review/feature of FIRST COUNTRY appeared in PS News in April. Written by Rama Gaind who has reviewed both HEARTLAND and EMPIRE FOR LIBERTY, the feature and the ongoing support for this author and the series is most appreciated.

'Spritely and engrossing saga... ample conflict, a captivating historical context and an enduring sensation of romance...' Rama Gaind, PS News Book Review, April 2014

This week it's an interview...

My thanks to online publication and Brooke Hunter for interviewing me about FIRST COUNTRY. Always pleased and excited to spread the word!

Our local paper writes up Liberty & Property Legends

I'm particularly thrilled to have this feature in our local paper today!

FIRST COUNTRY Goodreads Giveaway has a winner!

The FIRST COUNTRY Goodreads Giveaway has ended and the lucky winner has been notified. Congratulations to Melinda ~ her books are on their way. Enjoy!

The grand Goodreads Giveaway - FIRST COUNTRY Tinged with Rose

A grand adventure of The West & Gilded Age calls for a grand giveaway - and here it is! The lucky reader to win FIRST COUNTRY Tinged with Rose Goodreads Book Giveaway will also receive the first two books in the saga. That's all three books in the series so far. I told you it was grand! And good luck to everyone who enters.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

FIRST COUNTRY Tinged with Rose by Terri Sedmak

FIRST COUNTRY Tinged with Rose

by Terri Sedmak

Giveaway ends February 03, 2014.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win

Indie Pick of the Week on WaveCloud!

A great thrill for me this week, as WaveCloud have made FIRST COUNTRY Tinged with Rose their Indie Pick of the Week!


FIRST COUNTRY Tinged with Rose has arrived. Its availability in paperback and ebook format is spreading out across major online bookstores.

The grand adventure of The West & Gilded Age America continues…
As winter maintains its grip in March of 1885, the hunt for absent millionaire Loren Bodecker is on!
In the aftermath of the maverick attacks, with tensions escalating, relationships begin to deepen, complicating the path of justice and the lives of all involved.
Marshal Dan Hummer deputizes Sheriff Cliff Ryan into the US Marshals. Accompanied by Ben Taylor, they set off to the Mile High City in search of Bodecker and find themselves caught up in the city’s gilded elite and its notorious demimonde. Ben’s passionate encounter with the beautiful and enigmatic Raina Montgomery will be a revelation. And in Cheyenne, for Luke and Emmaline, the arrival of two utterly unexpected visitors changes everything - forever.
This third book in The Liberty & Property Legends saga begins where volume two EMPIRE FOR LIBERTY Dangerous Lullaby left off. In the risky business of procuring justice and searching for truth, FIRST COUNTRY becomes an unforeseen adventure in how and what it means to be - and become - family.


Branding stings but it's all worth it in the long run

Preparations are underway for the release later this year of the third volume in The Liberty & Property Legends. I'm busy with revisions, editing, proof-reading... For sometime past I've been looking at branding, a marketing term that in essence means the Legends' covers need to look like a series. Considering the books flow directly from one to the next, this is a smart move. With six volumes planned, the process was a challenging one. The result is a very different look and something that I hope is easy to read, eye-catching and recognisable as my saga when a potential reader is browsing the online bookshelves!

What's Tank got to say?

Tank has written a fun and informative blog on the latest at Tank & Ferry Entertainment. What's great is that it involves an offer of a free ebook. You gotta love that.

Check out Tank asks the hard question: who's interested in a free ebook?

How will he tackle it? Find out...

Goodreads giveaway for The Storyteller

My fellow Tank & Ferry Entertainment author Ava Pashley now has her new novel The Storyteller on Goodreads Book Giveaway. There are 15 copies to be won and readers have until February 28, 2013 to enter. Click on the image below to enter the giveaway. Good luck to everyone who enters! $250,000 GIVEAWAY

WaveCloud eBookstore is a fresh face in the world of ebooks. This is a fabulous opportunity to grab yourself a free ebook - the tab is picked up by WaveCloud itself! This opportunity is open to U.S. readers only, so if you live Stateside don't hesitate.

My ebooks in The Liberty & Property Legends series are there too!  Here at Tank & Ferry Entertainment we are proud to be associated with WaveCloud.

Give it a go. You've got nothing to lose and an exciting ebook to gain!!



Exciting news from Tank & Ferry Entertainment! Introducing Medicine Bow Books... featuring THE STORYTELLER

The last few months have been very busy here at Tank & Ferry Entertainment as we prepared to release our first publication under our new imprint Medicine Bow Books published through Vivid Publishing. The Storyteller is set in south Wyoming against the backdrop of impending statehood in 1890 and is the first mystery-romance by novelist Ava Pashley. We are thrilled by this latest addition to our little company of books and proud to bring to readers this highly entertaining novel.

The power of the written word will change her town forever…
Vicki Carlisle, a young woman with ambitions that stretch far beyond the confines of her father’s prosperous ranch in the high country of southern Wyoming, writes the adventures of her suffragette-like character Evangeline and has them published in Quest & Quill. When Evangeline tackles two age-old taboos, all hell breaks loose in her home town of Feather Ridge.
      The simultaneous arrival of Will Harrison, a young Montana rancher who takes up the temporary post of foreman while Vicki’s father recuperates from injury, complicates her less than simple life.
      In need of a new direction after his own personal tragedy, Will finds passionate Vicki, her five beguiling sisters, a busy ranch and becoming embroiled in the town’s upheaval much more than he bargained for.
      Rippling with mystery and intrigue, The Storyteller will deposit you squarely in Feather Ridge, a little town with a big secret, and won’t let you leave until the storyteller has spun her final web of words.

“Vicki is a young woman who through the sheer exuberance of her imagination is prone to exaggeration. Will, being a steady young man who is realizing that there is more to his life than what he’s known, simply cannot resist her. Their journey is about being the person you need to be, living the life you are meant to live, finding the courage and the means to make it happen. And that might just mean not doing it all on your own as you thought.”
Ava Pashley on her romantic protagonists in The Storyteller.

About the Author
Author Ava Pashley is passionate about writing and about storytelling so perhaps it is fitting that her first mystery-romance is called The Storyteller. She writes under the Medicine Bow imprint for Tank & Ferry Entertainment. This is her first mystery-romance, set in 1890 with Wyoming's imprending statehood as its historical backdrop. She says, "I find exploring the beautiful Medicine Bow Mountains and National Forest in southern Wyoming, with its natural beauty, lively history, friendly people and sense of adventure, provides profound inspiration for my writing." Look out for Ava Pashley's website coming soon.
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The Storyteller is now available as paperback and kindle edition from

Available as paperback from Barnes & Noble:

The Book Depository:

Other eBook formats to come soon. Check with your favourite online bookstores over the coming weeks.

Discussing the Research Process

This week I am talking about research for historical fiction and The Liberty & Property Legends with Kari Stevenson on her blog for

Discussing the Research Process with Author Terri Sedmak

Thanks, Kari, for a fabulous spot on your blog!

On Goodreads - Crimson Wing

Ever wondered about the 'all in a day's work' writing process of a writer. My latest blog on Crimson Wing is a glimpse at such a day in my life. So following up from My coffee cups are milling around my computer like off-duty soldiers is: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day; that's why I eat it for lunch in my pyjamas.
Here is the link:

Hope you enjoy the vision!

HEARTLAND On the Side of Angels REVIEW just in!

Heartland On the Side of Angels is the first novel in the Liberty & Property Legends by new author Terri Sedmak. She has done a superb job in setting the scene for the reader to travel back to a time in 19th Century Wyoming. An accomplished story teller, Ms. Sedmak wastes no time in her opening as she grabs the reader and immerses him into the lives of the Taylor and Keaton families. They are frontier men and women committed and devoted to their deep-rooted Alliance who will fight and die for the land and water that is rightfully theirs. The setting is Wyoming and the place is the Diamond-T ranch; the select target of 19th century land wars and water rights.

Ms. Sedmak superbly developed her male and female characters and cast a light of heroism on each of them in their rightful, respective moments. She toys with the reader to presume the obvious between Luke Taylor and Kelley Keaton; only to surprise them with the outcome.

In true frontier style, Ms. Sedmak skillfully guides the reader on a tremendous adventure. At no point in this novel is it a labor to turn the page. She artfully keeps the story moving forward through her knowledge of revolutionary American history. Without question, there is a clear balance between tragedy and celebration which makes her first novel in the series a great read.

Hands down, Terri Sedmak saved the best for last as she ends her first novel. She has left her readers with a craving for the continuation of the ongoing saga of the Liberty & Property Legends series.

Reviewed on 08/26/2012 by Member Diane Lunsford
Thanks so much to Diane Lunsford. This is definitely one to treasure.

On Goodreads - Crimson Wing

As yet, I have not had a great deal of time to devote to my Goodreads' dashboard. Novel writing is currently take precedence. However, I have posted my first blog which you may like to read. Here is the link:
It's rather a jaunty piece on some of those pesky writing pitfalls. I hope you enjoy it.

Terri's Blog gets a Makeover

Terri's Blog has been renovated this week. Head on over, why don't ya, and see what I've done with the place!
Time for a change, I believe so, but my collection of travel blogs needed somewhere to show off a bit, too. Lots of pics and some videos as well.

The latest post is Author! Author! A Journey of Literary Heroes. I hope you enjoy the journey as much as I loved putting it all together. And there's even a neat twist at the end!
Blogger offer a page view called dynamic, which is what I've used for the makeover. You, as the reader, have the ability through the dropped down menu on the left to view it anyway you'd like, an interesting feature, but the main view is Magazine.                          

Happy viewing!

HEARTLAND flying high on

This June, included HEARTLAND On the Side of Angels in its Top 10 Summer Reads:

HEARTLAND, On the side of Angels by Terri Sedmak: An Aussie author with better insight into our western past then most Americans. This book takes you back in time on an adventure that meshes well with a trip to the lake or campsite. Her writing is so descript it is easy to imagine life 125 years ago, all the while swiping your e-reader for the next page… love her writing and hear the third book in the series will be out this fall! - Tara

Terri's Amazing... er, Amazon Author Page

My author page on Amazon is up and running over at Author Central if you'd care to check it out and perhaps like it too! Here's the link:

Tank & Ferry Return!

Our tour of the States has been amazing! Stay tuned for some travel blogs with pics on Terri's Blog (a tiny taste below). Or you can go to Terri's Blog or my Facebook page and catch up.

The beautiful small town of Centennial at the foot of the
Snowy Range in the Medicine Bow National Forest,
south-east Wyoming.
The American and Wyoming State Flags proudly flying
beside the Nici Self Museum.

Main Street, Centennial? Not quite, that would be Route 130
over the Snowy Range, but you get the idea. This is one
cute town - I'm sure there must be a cabin with my name
on it. So easy to write novels in this environment!

We're on our way...

Tank & Ferry Entertainment have taken to the road at last. We're in the USA and making time for research, BEA (Book Expo America) and more. You can follow along on my blog and facebook.

She Knows Heartland, Rebecca Reads Empire

The fabulous online mag is featuring HEARTLAND On the Side of Angels in her entertainment sweepstakes this month. Check it out:

Give it a go for a great read for yourself or for a gift for someone you know who loves a saga packed with adventure and romance.

And if you can, 'like' it before you leave it! 

That's Volume One of The Liberty & Property Legends sorted. Now how about Volume Two, Empire for Liberty

Head to Rebecca's Reads April Sweepstakes:

Good luck, everyone!


"SEiCENTO" has been under construction for the past few months, since even before the new NEWS page. It's now ready for viewing! This page is for my Short Stories, Tall Tales, themed only by their unexpected endings. Check out: SEiCENTO: Short Stories, Tall Tales @
       I hope to add steadily to their number as the inspiration takes me. This year will be full of travels and interesting experiences, so I think there'll be inspiration aplenty. 
       And there's some tale-telling regarding the Tall Tales when you visit Terri's Blog @!


Read A Chapter

If you would like to read the opening chapter or two of HEARTLAND On the Side of Angels, you can click on this link:


Who doesn't love sweepstakes?

For readers in North America this March, there is the chance to win a copy of EMPIRE FOR LIBERTY in the Rebecca's Reads Sweepstakes! As you probably know, EMPIRE FOR LIBERTY has received some terrific reviews, such as this latest write up in That's Life! Fast Fiction

This second instalment in the Liberty
& Property Legends trilogy sees the
ghastly consequences of Ed Parsons’
land grab, and the accompanying
murder, begin to spread. Ambitious
reporter Emmaline Roberts arrives in
Cheyenne to investigate and is soon
relying on the not-so-tender mercies
of Sheriff Cliff Ryan to stay alive. A
sprawling Western, with the scope
and intrigue of a great soap, this
story makes for compulsive reading.
Reviewed by Anthony Lambert

Here is the link you need:

And good luck!

CAMPAIGN USA - Follow up

The official campaign has concluded but the follow up continues. Such is the nature of publicity. All sorts of good things for HEARTLAND are in the wind and time will tell where this trail on the journey will lead. I hope to be able to report on where you will be able to find HEARTLAND reviews and promotions in the coming weeks.

Fly away Blackbird, this is Osgood Pie!

Just yesterday I posted another culinary adventure on Blackbird Pie - the Osgood Pie. Can I tempt you? Sweet, scrumptious, packed with pecans and raisins, and with a solid tradition going back many, many generations, my humble efforts were gobbled up before the pie was even cold. 

Here is the link to take you directly to Blackbird Pie, where yesterday in the kitchen the Osgood was the pie of the moment.
Blackbird Pie

Kettle's on !

'Osgood Pie is one of those recipes that has been around since long before anyone can remember. And according to my research, some folks think it turns up most often in Texas cookbooks, but I haven't gone through a whole bunch of Texas cookbooks looking for it, so I'm just spreading folklore here. Speaking of folklore, the Osgood Pie could have got its unusual name three ways...'

New Look News Page!

If you have made it to here, chances are you will have noticed that my News page has just been updated. The page is more like a directory than a page of news, I guess, the point being that for me it's important to able to keep you up-to-date with everything that's going on, and although it's inevitable that at some point I will unavoidably be reliant on a web technician to update my website, I really prefer that where it can be prevented it not be a constant occurrence. Now, that was a mouthful to simply say I just want to be in control of my news page! And I love the immediacy as well as the conversational feel of this new arrangement.

So Over the Wire will keep you updated with regular news; join me on Terri's Blog for guest blogs, topics, thoughts & ideas, the album (which will have more added to it as time goes by), and all my reviews get posted there as well; In the Media page tracks the progress of my books (and me!) in print, over the airwaves and online; Blackbird Pie continues to be all about food from the Legends' era.

I hope you enjoy cruising around the News page features; there's more... click on the ad for eBooks and be taken to the General Store where you can purchase ebooks direct from my website for a fabulous introductory price. Seicento is another project I'm working on... it will be a little while till it comes online but not too much longer I hope.

I believe I mentioned at the beginning of the year that 2012 was going to be big for Tank & Ferry Entertainment!

There are plans for travel, location research, lots of writing and publishing, and a major book fair! 2012 is the year to get out there and be amongst it. And through my new News page I hope to take you along for the ride.