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Chautona Havig

I’m Chautona Havig (for those who care, that’s Shuh-TONE-uh HAVE-ig) and with the constant press of the world around us, I try to provide an escape. Not just any escape—just the write escape. Books. I love them– always have. From my earliest years, I spent most of my free time lost in a book, until one day I realized that I had stories in my heart and mind that I wanted to tell. Time passed, life, family, and work got in the way, and my dream of being a writer seemed to vanish into the desert winds. Dreams are beautiful things, though; they never quite disappear. I began writing again, editing, writing, editing…more editing… and now I have over two hundred books in progress and a few dozen published. I write the stories of fictional people who have real problems, weaknesses, and triumphs. Through their stories, I try to share the Hope that is within me. I live in a small, remote town in California’s Mojave Desert with my husband and five of my nine children. When not writing, I enjoy paper crafting, sewing, and looking forward to retirement from home education