Academy Author Index

Mickey Minner

Last Updated: 3/5/2021

2006 Hall of Fame
Story - Jesse and Jennifer series
2011 Author Hall of Fame

Afternoon Visitor   [Academy Halloween 2016]

Amazon Origins 101 - The Festival   [Academy Summer Challenge 2012]

Beach Encounter   ebook version available

After an unexpected breakup with the woman she thought she would be spending the rest of her life with, Sandy Craft returns to the town she grew up in to attend her high school reunion. And to give her broken heart time to heal. There she meets Marcie Toffee and begins to wonder if, just maybe, the true woman of her dreams isnÇt the woman she met at the end of an old fishing pier. Would she return home with more than just memories of a weekend spent with a new friend? Sometimes good things can come out of a bad situation, will this be the case for Sandy?

Can Lightning Strike Twice   [Academy Halloween 2006]

Cottonwood   [Academy Halloween 2013]


Patricia Calvin is the coach of a women's professional basketball team looking for just the right players to take her team to a championship. Recently graduated from college, Sherry Gallagher is a player hoping to find a position with a professional team where she can begin a career in the game she loves. Neither is interested in anything more. What will happen when Coach Calvin unexpectedly asks Sherry to come to try-out camp?

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Ghost Town-ing

Ghost Towning is a series of with Pat and Sherry, the main characters from my story Fast Break, as they explore ghost towns and follow in the footsteps of Jesse and Jennifer, the main characters from the Sweetwater Saga series.

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Slam Dunk

As Pat and Sherry look forward to a second season of basketball with the Missoula Cougars, they face new responsibilities and increasing pressure to bring home a repeat championship. Can their relationship survive?

Part 1  Part 2  Part 3  Part 4  Part 5  Part 6  Part 7  Part 8  Part 9  Part 10  Part 11  Part 12  Part 13  Part 14 

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Part 28  Part 29  Part 30  Part 31  Part 32  Part 33  Part 34  Part 35  Part 36  Part 37  Part 38  Part 39  Part 40 

End of the Trail

End of the Trail tells the story of Pat and Sherry meeting a descendant of Jesse and Jennifer. It takes place between Slam Dunk and the final volume, Give and Go (yet to be completed). For more information on the journal, read my story Footsteps (Ghost-towning, original title). Stories available at the Academy of Bards.

Love Comes in All Sizes   [Academy Valetine 2016]

First Christmas   [Academy Christmas 2003]

The desire for a perfect christmas, spurs a woman to make her lover's separation from her family filled with warmth and love.

Fortress at the End of the World

Fantasy: Milas, of the House of Oneida, is switched at birth and sent to be raised in the House of Alasdair as a member of the Fortress Guard. Daidam is also of the House of Alasdair and member of the guard. An accident sends Milas and Daidam into a world they have been forbidden to enter. Will they survive and learn from the beings they encounter? And what of the reason for Milas being taken from the House of Oneida? Will Daidam uncover her secret?

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Gargoyles   [Academy Halloween 2012]

Given Up On Love   [Academy Valentines 2013]

Halloween 2007   [Academy Halloween 2007]

Halloween 2008   [Academy Halloween 2008]

Halloween 2009   [Academy Halloween 2009]

Halloween 2010   [Academy Halloween 2010]

Holiday Stroll   [Academy Xmas Challenge 2008]

Happy Annivers-oween   [Academy Halloween 2017]

How the Little Vampire Earned Her Fangs

I want to thank my group members for contributing the story idea, location and character names.

It Happened on Cemetery Road

Seasoned detective, Sydney Ferguson, is assigned to solve a murder like no other in her career. Straight out of the Academy, Rookie Belinda Harris is assigned to work the case with the cantankerous detective. Unhappy having to deal with the rookie, t he detective's mood isn't helped when the investigation seems to develop more questions than answers. Follow Sydney and Belinda as they find common ground in their hunt for their killer.

It's A Wonderful Life, Isn't It?   [Academy Solstice 2004]

It Was A Dark And Foggy Night...    [Academy Halloween 2018]

A Little Bubbly   [Academy Valentine 2014]

Lizzy May   [Academy Halloween 2014]

A Moment In Time

A time travel story; reporter Bridget Donovan writes articles for an historical magazine. One day she is handed a journal written by Sarah Goodson, a young woman stoned to death in 1683 for a murder she did not commit. The injustice of Sarah's cruel death ignites a desire deep inside Bridget to prove her innocent. How far will Bridget go on her quest?

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New Boots and High Water   [Academy Personals 2008]

On Raven's Wing   [Powers that Be Challenge 25]


The planet Organi is being ravaged by the Alliance, a intergalactic group that strips planets of precious resources to sell throughout the galaxy. Opposing the Alliance is the Confederacy formed by the Mainlanders and the Islanders who call Organi home. In an Alliance prisoner-of-war camp, G. Tarphan Midd, a Captain in the Mainlander forces, and Teragleli Arhina, Sergeant for the Islanders, meet. What will happen when the two women make a daring escape from the camp and cross unknown territory to rejoin the fighting?

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Sagebrush Plains

Rosie Handler and Amanda Dayton find themselves traveling together after unusual circumstances bring them together in the middle of a lonely desert. Both women are running from unfortunate recent events in their lives. Will they overcome their legal problems or will the law catch up to them before they can? And what will become of a growing attraction to each other?

Sally's Story   [April Fools Whatever 2017]

Sally's First Halloween    [Academy Halloween 2019]

Salmoneous   [Academy Where in World Challenge 2004]

Solstice and the Amazons   [Academy Solstice 2006]

Solstice Memories   [Academy Solstice 2005]

Smuggler's Cove

What would you do if the love of your life came home one day and announced she wanted out of your long-term relationship? That is the dilemma Brenda Buchanan faced. Would her last ditch effort to change Sarina Lindeen's mind end up bringing them back together or put an end to the relationship& and them for good?

First Date

Sequel to Smuggler's Cove.

A Step Into the Past   [Academy Halloween 2015]

Superhero Challenge   [Academy Reali-Xe TV]

The Tommie Knocker   [Academy Halloween 2020]

Twisted Secrets

Dorthea Furston is in her mid-50s and troubled. Raised by an aloof aunt, she has never felt wanted. Questions about her parents and the circumstances that separated them from her have gone unanswered. She desperately wants to know about her parents; and to know why she was left in the care of such an uncaring woman.

Kimberly Chadwich has been Dorthea's best friend since the day they met in high school. Unlike Dorthea, who has never seemed interested in relationships with men, Kimberly has had many suitors over the years. Her most recent has proposed marriage but something is holding her back from accepting. She wonders why she canít bring herself to agree to something she has always said she wanted. The two women share an apartment and struggle to make right out of their wrong worlds. Will the anniversary of an event that took place when they were children bring the answers they are seeking?

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Part 14  Part 15  Part 16  Part 17  Part 18  Part 19  Part 20  Part 21  Part 22  Part 23  Part 24  Part 25  Part 26  Part 27 

Untitled Story

Linda is tired of a life working long days and not much else. So she sets off to discover what she's been missing and happens upon the small town of Henry's. She is intrigued by the quiet charm of the place and of a certain cafe owner. What will happen when these two women meet? At this point, no one knows...

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Untitled Valentine   [Academy Valentine 2007]

Valentine   [Academy Valentine 2008]

Valetine Invitational   [Academy Valentine 2010]

Valetine Invitational 2011   [Academy Valentine 2011]

Valentine Invitational 2012   [Academy Valentines 2012]

What If   [Academy Halloween 2011]

The Written Word

Dillon Carson has put aside a successful writing career to return to small town living with her partner, Melissa Dyne. She spends her days selling knick-knacks in her curio shops to tourists who flood the area during the summer months and visiting with the occasional fans that seek her out. A new tourist season is about to begin and it brings some unwanted attention for Dillon and Melissa.

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You Want to What With That?    [Academy Valentine 2015]

Jesse And Jennifer Series

Sweetwater   ebook version available

Jesse has been forced to find her own way in life when her parents literally sell the family ranch out from under her. Jennifer has followed her dreams and traveled over a thousand miles to avoid living the life her father had planned for her. When their paths cross in the small frontier town of Sweetwater, Jesse is being framed for rustling cattle and soon finds herself facing a lynch mob. Jennifer feels compelled to come to Jesse's assistance, a woman she barely knows. Can they uncover the evidence to clear Jesse's name in time to save not only her life but also the chance to explore the growing feelings they are experiencing for each other?

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In the sequel to Sweetwater, when a friend receives disturbing news, Jesse and Jennifer travel to Bannack to check it out. On the way, they make an unexpected discovery that forces them to reconsider their future. Bannack holds more surprises for the couple and they decide that returning home is the best course of action. But, will they make it back to Sweetwater alive?

Part 1  Part 2  Part 3  Part 4 

Bozeman   ebook version available

Bozeman continues the story of Jesse and Jennifer started in Sweetwater and continued in Bannack. Jennifer's father arrives in Sweetwater to take her back east to an arranged marriage. Can Jesse keep her family together? Will Jennifer fight her father only to loose something more important?

Part 1  Part 2  Part 3 

Rolling Thunder

As Jesse and Jennifer return to life in the town of Sweetwater, Montana Territory, they face new adventures when both their adopted daughter, KC, and the town begin to grow. And, has Jennifer's father returned to the east for good?

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Part 11  Part 12  Part 13  Part 14 


Jesse and Jennifer are having trouble balancing the responsibilities of Jennifer's teaching position, running the ranch and the Silver Slipper and finding time for themselves and their children. Will an old friend offer a solution? In Fireweed, the women struggle with their growing family, the growing town of Sweetwater and a danger that neither of them could have ever imagined. Will their love continue to hold them together?

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Broken Arrow

Sequel to "Sweetwater", "Rolling Thunder", and "Fireweed", Jesse and Jennifer Branson are back in Broken Arrow, the next installment of the The Sweetwater Saga. More changes are coming to the valley they call home. What effect will these changes have on Sweetwater and on Jesse and Jennifer? And how will they cope with another change to their family?

Part 1  Part 2  Part 3  Part 4  Part 5  Part 6  Part 7  Part 8  Part 9  Part 10  Part 11  Part 12 

KC and Grump

While Jesse is away from the ranch, KC decides to help her grandfather. What could possible go wrong? 9 G"

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KC shows her grandfather that not everything is useless.

KC and Grump 3

KC shows her grandfather that snow can be fun.

Valentine Invitational   [Academy Valentine 2009]

KC and Grumps 4

KC lends a helping hand.

KC and Grumps 5

KC picks out a christmas tree.

KC and Grumps 6

It's time for a fishing trip.

KC and Grumps 7

It's time for a lesson in learning.

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KC and Grumps 9

KC and Grumps 10

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KC and Grumps 12

KC and Grumps 13