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Rebecca Carey Lyles grew up in Wyoming, the setting for her Kate Neilson novels, which include "Winds of Hope," "Winds of Wyoming," "Winds of Freedom" and "Winds of Change." She’s also written nonfiction books based in Colorado and titled "It’s a God Thing! Inspiring Stories of Life-Changing Friendships" and "On a Wing and a Prayer: Stories from Freedom Fellowship, a Prison Ministry."

Becky currently lives in Idaho, where she serves as an editor and a mentor for aspiring authors. She and her husband, Steve, host a podcast called "Let Me Tell You a Story," which can be accessed through her website,, or on iTunes, Stitcher and iHeart Radio.


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Winds of Hope: Prequel to the Kate Neilson Series

Marketing degree in hand, Kate Neilson leaves a Pennsylvania penitentiary and heads for an internship on a Wyoming guest ranch determined to live a better life, despite others’ attempts to drag her back into the pit.

Cyrus Moore, a longtime ranch hand embittered by the loss of women he once loved, vows to make life difficult for an “over-educated” new employee who resembles Susan, his daughter who left for college and never returned.

Tending the livestock and preparing for his guest ranch’s summer season occupy a good portion of Mike Duncan’s thoughts and waking hours, yet loneliness plucks his heartstrings like a lost melody.

If you like engaging characters, vivid locations and high-octane action, you’ll love Winds of Hope and the other Kate Neilson stories that follow.


Passageways: A Short Story Collection

Four authors who also happen to be friends. Sixteen unique short stories. From tales of spies and trains and John Wayne, to monks, magic and marriage, readers will be entertained, challenged and inspired.

Valerie D. Grey, Lisa Michelle Hess, Peter Leavell and Rebecca Carey Lyles met several years ago at a newly formed writers group in the back corner of Rediscovered Books, an Idaho indie bookstore. Over time, they became critique partners who share the ups and downs of the writing life as well as act as first readers for one another's work.