Run For Roses

Lula Mae is sad to see Meko and Foxworth go. Especially Foxworth. She can’t remember if they’ve been apart…ever. But Foxworth burns for adventure, like Meko who is up in Canada visiting his cousin. Off they go on a road trip south across the border.

There’s lots of road time with Meko in his beat up truck. Meko decides to use that time to tell Foxworth the first ever account of the Run For Roses: The story of how and why he and his cousin Sunny (who he thinks of as a brother) dedicated a road trip through the “Dear Old Southland” from New Orleans to Louisville, Kentucky.

Meko’s Run For Roses begins with the two cousins in New Orleans for the 2018 Jazz Fest. In N’awlins, they have themselves a ball. Partying, eating, drinking, taking in all that New Orleans has to offer. Late the final night before they fly home, they receive a phone call from Sunny’s mother. She has devastating news. Von Rotz, friend and mentor to them both, has life threatening cancer.

As Meko and Foxworth drive south down the west coast, Foxworth realizes their road trip is connected to the mystery riddled Run For Roses. But he can’t figure out why. An intrepid freelance journalist, Meko Torres is always chasing down his next big story. What story is Meko working on this time?

About James

James Rose’s third book, Run For Roses, is a prequel to Chung Piece. Run For Roses is a road trip novel featuring two road trips. One down the Pacific Coast Highway, the other from New Orleans up to Louisville, KY for the Kentucky Derby. Rollicking, raucous, Run For Roses asks the question: What matters? Journey or destination?

As a journalist, James has written for the Financial Post, Aspen Daily News, Calgary Herald, Forecast Ski Magazine, Columbia Valley Pioneer, and In 2018, James completed a residency in Environmental Reportage at the Banff Centre for Literary Arts.

James grew up in British Columbia’s Columbia Valley and holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Calgary. He splits him time between British Columbia and Colorado with his dog, Guille.

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