The First Partial List….

The first ten books will focus solely on Natalia Morrow, Matt’s mother, and what happens in the seven years leading up to Matt’s birth…followed by her spiral into the life she has by the time of the first flashback in Long Cold Winter.

1. Hand Me Down World: takes place in 1950.
2. Star Baby: 1951. The crush on Matt’s father begins.
3. Laughing: 1952.
4. These Eyes: 1953
5. Dreams: 1954.
6. Heart Broken Bopper: 1955. She finds that not all that glitters is gold.
7. Sour Suite: 1956. Tobias shows his true colors.
8. Undun: 1957. Matt is born.
9. Pain Train: 1958. Homeless and without hope, Natalia tries her best to take care of Matt.
10. Nothin’ For Nothin’: Now a single teen mother with no home, Nattie takes up with a young man only to be left as he goes off for war.

As you see, these first ten books follow only Natalia, except 8-10, where Matt has entered the picture.

the Second set of ten are as follows:

1. Do You Miss Me, Darlin’?: 1960.
2. Broken: 1961.
3. Cardboard Empire: 1962
4. No Sugar Tonight: 1963
5. New Mother Nature: 1964
6. Samantha’s Living Room: 1965
7. Piece Of My Heart: 1966
8. San Franciscan Nights: 1967 (to be split into two halves, the first being the last portion of the story that focuses on Natalia. Part two will be called Monterey and begin the story’s focus on Matt. After all, this is the first memory from Winter.)
9. Friend Of The Devil: 1968
10. Woodstock: 1969

the third series:

1. Ohio: 1970. The end of the hippie “make love, not war” era. reality hits home.
2. Winds Of Change: 1971.
3. Me And Bobby McGhee: 1972
4. Night Songs: 1973
5. Nobody’s Fool: 1974
6. Gypsy Road:1975
7. Fire And Ice: 1976
8. Somebody Save Me: 1977
9. In From The Outside: 1978
10. Hell On Wheels: 1979

the fourth series:

1. Once Around The Ride: 1980
2. Love gone Bad: 1981
3. Make Your Own Way: 1982
4. Heartbreak Station: 1983
5. Bad Seamstress Blues: 1984
6. Coming Apart At The Seams: 1985
7. Sick For The Cure: 1986
8. Shelter Me: 1987
9. Electric Love: 1988
10. The More Things Change: 1989

the fifth series:

1. Second Wind: 1990
2. To Love somebody: 1991
3. I Love The Way You Love: 1992
4. Damn The Torpedoes: 1993
5. Rock-N-Roll Hootchie Koo: 1994
6. High Hopes: 1995
7. Flesh And Blood: 1996
8. Life Goes On: 1997
9. Ride The Wind: 1998
10. Let It Play: 1999

the final series:

1. Life Loves A Tragedy: 2000
2. Love Hurts: 2001
3. The Calm In The Storm: 2002
4. Carry-Out Feelings: 2003
5. Broke Down Angel: 2004
6. Don’t Know What You Got Till It’s Gone: 2005
7. Go Down Fighting: 2006
8. When Will It Rain?: 2007
9. Down On Me: 2008
10. I Stand Alone: 2009
11. Paint It Black: 2010
12. The Secret Of The Bottle: 2011
13. Hide Away: 2012
14. Dead Man’s Road: 2013
15. Refugee: 2014

It was pointed out how distorted the story seemed without a back story. In the coming days, I will begin writing a chapter for at least one book from each prequel series. This should give a backdrop to Long Cold Winter and the books that follow it.

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