Stuckenschneider is a columnist and the book editor at the Washington
Missourian, where she has been employed for the past 14 years. Each
week, she writes, “Sights and Insights” a column about her life and area
happenings. Chris also writes "Book Buzz," a monthly book column for
children preschool through 8th grade that appears in The Washington
Out of the darkness came light. On September 27, 2006, a tractor-trailer crashed on Interstate 44 in rural Missouri. Forty-two horses were onboard, headed for a meatpacking plant in Illinois. The truck landed on its side, trapping the animals. In the inky-black night, volunteers worked side by to save the animals. Many of the animals were taken to Longmeadow Rescue Ranch. "Twist of Fate" is the story of Twister, the "miracle colt" of Longmeadow Rescue Ranch. Twister was born on April 18, 2007, seven months after the accident. The miracle of Twister is that his mother, Mama, was pregnant with him at the time of the accident. Twist of Fate tells the story of the fateful night of the accident and the hope that Twister's birth inspired.
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