Archives for August, 2011

The Art of the Fly

My parents spent the happiest days of their 64-year marriage fly fishing.  Mom was even more passionate about the sport than Dad.  Every chance they got, they’d round up her brother, load the car with gear and head out for Utah’s beautiful mountain lakes and streams. When I was about twelve my dad bought me […]

  Oh my goodness gracious! Miss Joanne sure knows her way around a cowboy. Loved it. And now the moment you’re all waiting for………. The winners of an autographed copy of COWBOY FEVER are….. HILLTOP FARMWIFE CINDY WOLLARD Woo-Hoo, ladies! I’m dancin’ a jig for you. To claim your prize contact Miss Joanne through her […]

Thank you for inviting me to Petticoats and Pistols ! I’m flattered that so many wonderful Western writers want me to come play at their house—even though my heroines are more likely to wear Wrangler jeans than petticoats. A first-time guest should always bring a hostess gift, so I brought two copies of Cowboy Fever […]

Cowboy Crushes

Why do I write western romances? Even more telling—why do I read western romances? There are many reasons, but the most compelling one is simple. I do it for the cowboys. Those rugged, hard-working men, so capable, so honorable, so devoted to the women who capture their hearts. I can see the silhouette of a […]

  Hello Darlings, Saturday will find Miss Joanne Kennedy riding into the Junction. She hasn’t been here before so we need everyones help in rolling out the red carpet.  We want to make her visit a memorable one so she’ll come back again. Miss Joanne has a new book out called Cowboy Fever. I think […]

Gypsy Customs – Say What?

LADY GYPSY was my 2nd book with Dorchester and was initially released the month the Towers came down.  For those of us unfortunate enough to have new releases out during that chaotic time, our distribution took a huge hit.  There were days when I wondered if my book ever got out of the New York warehouse. Thanks to the raging popularity […]

Joyce Henderson’s Winner

  Wasn’t it fun chewing the fat with Miss Joyce? I certainly enjoyed it. The winner of the PDF copy of PROMISE THE MOON goes to……… SHARON Woo-Hoo! I’m tickled to death for you, Sharon. Just sit tight now, you hear. Miss Joyce will contact you about your book. For those all those who missed […]

Joyce Henderson is a multi-published author who writes Native American Romance set in Central Texas where she was born. Joyce writes “what she knows,” horses and ranching, and she loves researching Indian lore. Her work has finaled in national contests: National Readers’ Choice Award, Georgia Romance Writers Maggie, and several others. During her 25-year writing […]

When Indians Became Cowboys

Wait, weren’t Indans and Cowboys opposed to each other? Well, yes and no! Good Morning! Perhaps it was inescapable that Indians would become cowboys.  The way of life, out on the Plains and in the open air.  It was too much like the old way of life.  There’s a book entitled the same as my title […]

  Woo-Hoo! The Fillies are tickled to death over Miss Joyce Henderson’s return on Wednesday. It’s always a pleasure to have her. This time Miss Joyce has in mind to share with us which of her heroes is her favorite and the reasons why.  She believes a writer has to love her characters to write […]

Riding Camp

When I was a kid, I had a real thing about horses. I wanted one, but growing up on an apple farm meant we didn’t have a barn or pasture to keep one (or two). My solution was to suggest 4-H – using a horse from a nearby farm. But that meant having to drive […]

  I pure dee did enjoy having Miss Lacy come to visit.  That was fun. And here’s the winner of Marrying Miss Marshal………. SUMMER I’m dancin’ a jig for you, Summer! I know you’ll enjoy this book. To claim your prize, send your mailing particulars to Miss Lacy at and she’ll get it right […]

Thank you for having me as a guest on the P&P blog. I’m so excited to be here! I’ll be giving away a copy of my novel MARRYING MISS MARSHAL to one of the P&P blog readers, so stay tuned for that. From the moment I met my heroine, town marshal Danna Carpenter, I knew […]

Off for some R&R…

Okay, so neither the title or the picture are quite right since I walked about 15 miles today (not exactly REST or RELAXATION, but it was FUN :) ) and someone forgot to pack the fishing gear. But at least we made it out of Dodge earlier this week, minus my cell phone (how is […]

Welcome Lacy J. Williams

  Hello Darlings, A new author, Miss Lacy J. Williams, will ride into the Junction on Saturday. This is the first time for Miss Lacy but I’m sure it won’t be her last. She has a wonderful book to tell us about. It sure looks like a humdinger for sure. In plain talk that means […]

As the rest of you probably have, I checked out both Borders stores in my city for bargains. I put two baby name books back on the shelf, but bought one. The Big Book of 60,000 Baby Names. I already had ten name books. So…I threw away two of the old ones. I never even […]

Well, I admit hubby is not a syfy aficionado, but he does like Westerns and he does love me, so last Friday —Cowboys and Aliens release day— he took me to see it after I worked at the horse rescue in the morning. Being retired and cheap, we always go to a weekday matinee. Which […]

Give Me A Texas Outlaw Bundle with Give Me A Cowboy Fellow Filly, Linda Broday, and I just finished up a month’s booksigning tour for our newest anthology, “Give Me a Texas Outlaw”.  We spent a lot of time up in the Liberal, Kansas area. We were the hottest act in town. Thanks Liberal! One […]

The Kitchen Garden

In my current work in progress, I have placed a large, modern, garden just outside the kitchen door of the ranch house. In the days before refrigerators and all-night grocery stores, nearly every settler planted a kitchen garden once the house was finished, be it soddy, cabin or a mansion. But what exactly is a […]