Author Page – Tauna Petit-Strawn

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A Letter from Hoss (by Tauna Petit-Strawn)

Summary:  I was thinking about how due to Dan Blocker’s death the Cartwright’s lost Hoss. This short piece came to me and I had to write it down.
Rating:  K (540 words)

A Place to Belong #1 (by Tauna Petit-Strawn)

Summary:  An idea I got off the episode ‘Love Me Not’.
Rating: T (16,285 words)

A Place to Belong #2 – Star’s Hope (by Tauna Petit-Strawn)

Summary:  Sequel to “A Place to Belong”
Rating: T (16,350 words)

A Stranger Returns #1 (by Tauna Petit-Strawn)

Summary:  A what if I got off the episode “A Stranger Passed This Way”, mainly what if the Vandervorts had already been in the process of moving when they found Hoss? Genre always subject to change. Little Joe and Candy will also make appearances in the story.
Rating:  K+ (15,460 words)

A Stranger Returns #2 – Coming Home (by Tauna Petit-Strawn)

Summary:  Short Sequel to “A Stranger Returns”.
Rating: and Genre always subject to change. While all the Cartwrights will be mentioned and shown at times, it center mostly on Hoss, Adam and their families.
Rating:  K+ (5,860 words)

Abigail, My Love (by Tauna Petit-Strawn)

Summary:  Hoss, his pa and brothers sit by the bedside of Hoss’ wife, Abigail, praying she recovers from a bank robber’s bullet. As they wait, they reminisce.
Rating:  T (15,800 words)

Band of Brothers (by Tauna Petit-Strawn)

Summary:  Adam and Hoss travel to Stockton and find themselves joining forces with Jarrod and Heath to help Nick-who was adversely affected by the Civil War.
Rating:  T (22,900 words)

Cassie (by Tauna Petit-Strawn)

Summary:  Adam and Hoss rescue a young girl named Cassie from the river after a flash flood hits the wagon she’s traveling in. What happens next?
Rated :   K+ (11,950 words)

Close Call (by Tauna Petit-Strawn)

Summary:  A short piece written for a good laugh. Hope you will laugh as hard as my sister and I did!
Rating :   K+ (1,760 words)

Don’t Forget the Stars (by Tauna Petit-Strawn)

Summary:  Genre should say angst too. A ‘what if’ off “Look to the Stars”.
Rating:  K+ (10,801 words)

For the Love of a Brother (by Tauna Petit-Strawn)

Summary:  Ben is shocked when he returns home to find two of his sons fighting for their lives. All three sons really should be in the character choice spot. I stink at summaries. Please read anyway. WARNING; MAJOR character death.
Rating T (10, 960 words)

Forget Me Not #1 (by Tauna Petit-Strawn)

Summary:  A what if I got off Love Me Not. Instead of getting on the stagecoach, Joan disappears in the middle of the night. Ben is riddled with guilt. Will the Cartwrights ever see her again? Yeah, I still do horrible at summaries.
Rated: T (24,000 words)

Forget Me Not #2 – One Long Night (by Tauna Petit-Strawn)

Summary:  Short shots involving Ben and Joan’s daughter, Faith, with various members of the family. Title may very well change.
Rated K (5,000 words)

His Choice (by Tauna Petit-Strawn)

Summary:  Adam finds himself having to choose between his family and a woman he falls in love with. There’s only one problem…he’s in a coma, and she’s in the twentieth century. (Guess that makes this Sci-Fi).
Rated: T (18,088 words)

His Legacy (by Tauna Petit-Strawn)

Summary:  Hoss surprises the family by coming home with a wife. Only one problem…her brother wants her inheritance bad enough to kill.
Rating:  K+  (22,200 words)

His Wild Irish Rose (by Tauna Petit-Strawn)

Summary:  Adam is shot and left for dead.
Rated: K+ (16,625 words)

Justice for Abigail (by Tauna Petit-Strawn)

Summary:  A companion story to You Can Always Check In by BettyHT.
Rating:  T  (17,700 words)

Keeper of My Heart (by Tauna Petit-Strawn)

Summary:  Thrown from his horse, Adam is injured in more ways than one. Question is… will he ever return home?
Rating T (23,120 word)

Living in Darkness #1 (by Tauna Petit-Strawn)

Summary: Two years after being blinded in an accident, Little Joe returns home from the blind school. What next? Another note is included in the first chapter.
Rated T (9,800 words)
This is not a WHN for The Stillness Within.

Living in Darkness #2 – Into the Light (by Tauna Petit-Strawn)

Summary:  Sequel to ‘Living in Darkness’.
Rating K+ (4,100 words)

Long Road Back #1 (by Tauna Petit-Strawn)

Summary:  A what if I got from “The Crucibles”…mostly, what if Ben, Hoss and Little Joe hadn’t found Adam. What if someone else did? And What if Adam didn’t just ‘bounce back’?
Rating K+  (14,570 words)

Long Road Back #2 – Acceptance (by Tauna Petit-Strawn)

Summary: Sequel to “Long Road Back”.
Rating:  K+ (12, 190 words)

Long Road Back #3 – Far Side of Jordan (by Tauna Petit-Strawn)

Summary:  After years of marriage Tara stands next to Adam’s grave thinking.
Rating:  K  (750 words)

Marcy (by Tauna Petit-Strawn)

Summary:  A ‘what if’ I got off the episode “Three Brides for Hoss”.
Rated: T (8,950 words)

Mariah (by Tauna Petit-Strawn)

Summary: Adam has been in a wheelchair for two years when a woman dressed in ‘men’s clothing’ approaches Ben for a job. Upon Adam’s recommendation, he agrees. Now’s ranchers are having a problem with rustlers; is their new hand a friend or foe?
Rating:  T (7,375 words)

Promises (by Tauna Petit-Strawn)

Summary:  Adam made a promise he never really thought about during his college days. Now…he finds himself facing one fact…he has a promise to fulfill.
Rated: T (14,500 words)

Something Worth Fighting For (by Tauna Petit-Strawn)

Summary: Adam’s been believed dead for two years; then the Cartwrights learn different. Getting him to the ranch is not a problem…keeping him there may be.
Rating: K (7,180 words)

Teach Me to Fly (by Tauna Petit-Strawn)

Summary: A young woman is injured while riding across the Ponderosa; the Cartwrights find themselves doing more than helping her heal and Candy finds himself falling in love.
Rating:  K+  (5,770 words)

Thunder Rolls (by Tauna Petit-Strawn)

Summary:  A simple business trip turns into much more when a robbery takes place and a Cartwright goes missing.
Rating T (17,630 words)

Troubled Waters #1 (by Tauna Petit Strawn)

Summary:  A ‘what if’ I got off the episode “Day of Reckoning”. The story is centered on Ben, though all his sons will be in the story too.  This story started after seeing the last part of the Bonanza episode “Day of Reckoning” and a ‘what if’ bee began buzzing in my ear. I realize Ben was wearing his shirt when he was staked out. I know where he was staked out at. However, those facts has been changed.
Rated: T (10,060 words)

Troubled Waters #2 – Prizes (by Tauna Petit-Strawn)

Summary:  Follows the story Troubled Waters. Summary and Genre might change later. Rated T to be safe. Mostly centered on Adam and Ben, though Hoss and Little Joe will have appearances.
Rated: T (11,535 words)

Troubled Waters #3 – Phoenix (by Tauna Petit-Strawn)

Summary:  This story follows “Prizes”. Suffering nightmares after his ordeal by the hands of Matsu, Adam accidentally injuries Little Joe. Fearing he’ll hurt someone else, Adam packs and goes away, leaving the family to wonder when, and if, he’ll return.
Rated T (25,140 words)

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