EUGENE, Ore. — A local author has skyrocketed to the ranks of bestseller after writing a book with Oregon ties.
Christi Corbett started writing “Along the Way Home” 13 years ago and it just came out in June. It’s Corbett’s debut novel, a historical western romance.
Corbett says she got her inspiration while driving from Wisconsin to Seattle in a tiny car; she realized that her journey, which took only hours, would have taken years in earlier times. She says Oregonians will like her book because it incorporates landmarks and history throughout the story.
The book sold so many copies on Amazon that she achieved bestselling author status, and it was listed at number one on Amazon’s hot new releases in the western category.
“It is truly an amazing honor to be able to know that other people are reading my book that took me 13 years to write and get published,” says Corbett, who points out that the road to getting published was not easy and that she encountered many rejection letters along the way.
However, Corbett says that she kept listening to a voice in her head that told her not to quit.
She says that her novel is a clean romance, which means that there’s no swearing or explicit material.
“Along the Way Home” is also sold at other online bookstores like Barnes and Noble and Kobo.