A strip of black asphalt lays along the contours of the sun blistered desert, stretching from east to west leading nowhere. Along this lonely desert road travel various colorful souls. A painkiller addict finds love with the guide of a group of desert dwellers. Two other people are drawn to hike the washes that cut across the desert road, seeking what? A young woman stops among the pungent spring desert flowers to remember her time with a mysterious handsome Irishman. A mother and daughter allow the isolation of the desert to heal their strained relationship, while a desert watering hole caters to the desert rats, tourists and bar flies who make the bar their home. And along this desert road, a terrified young woman makes a run from her dysfunctional life to a new healthier one. These are the short stories that interrelate with each other, making up the contents of Road To Soul.
Eclectic is one word that describes Carmen. From having been a National Park Ranger in her 20’s to a secondary social studies teacher to a credentialed life coach, she discovered fictional writing one snowy January morning. Though she lives in the shadows of the great Rocky Mountains in Colorado, her heart belongs to the vast sweeping lands of the Mojave Desert, the backdrop for Road To Soul. She is currently writing the second set of short stories in the series.