Welcome to Yee-Haw Day, the once-a-month day we’ve reserved to share our news with you – all sorts of fun news!
So check out the post below to get the details on the kinds of things that make us go Yee-Haw!!
Linda Broday and I have stories in LONGING FOR A COWBOY CHRISTMAS, available September 14th.
Linda’s story is titled A Christmas Wedding and mine is A Love Letter to Santa.
It’s a great collection, but don’t take my word for it. Here’s what Publisher’s Weekly had to say:
“Brimming with holiday magic, this feel-good anthology of historical romance novellas, all centered on the cowboy mystique and second chances, will delight and charm.”
RESERVE YOUR COPY NOW!
Not long ago, Linda Broday and I waited two hours in the blazing sun for the Coors Ranch Rodeo parade. This has been a tradition for decades and promotes our rich history and the real western life by featuring competition between real cowboys from real working ranches in the area. I still call it the Coors Ranch Rodeo, which kicks off the summer in this area, although it’s now overseen by The Coors Cowboy Club. They run the rodeo with the same love and commitment the Reed family and Coors of Amarillo gave it.
The kickoff is a parade that goes all the way through our main street downtown to the TriState Fairgrounds where the rodeo is held. The highlight of the parade is a dozen or so Longhorns, wranglers, a couple of chuckwagons and all types of cowboys and cowgirls. It’s one of our must do events; thus the reason Linda and I sat in the hot sun for so long. Linda took my picture because dumbo me had my camera set as a selfie, so I have about thirty pictures of me with my hair flying in the typical West Texas wind. A fun day for sure.
I have a little bit of fun news to announce – on September 3rd, Harlequin is re-releasing two of my historical titles in a single 2-in-1 volume. Here’s a little info about each book;
A Baby Between Them
For two months, Nora Murphy has cared for the abandoned infant she found on their Boston-bound ship. Settled now in Faith Glen, Nora tells herself she’s happy. She has little Grace, and a good job as housekeeper to Sheriff Cameron Long. Cam has also closed himself off to dreams of a family.
When the unthinkable occurs, it will take all their faith to reach a new future together.
The Proper Wife
Eli Reynolds knows what he wants in a wife, and flighty Sadie Lassiter couldn’t be further from the mark. For one thing, he has his nine-year-old sister’s welfare to consider. But when bad weather strands Eli and Sadie together, he sees a new side to her character. Her faith is true, and she’s filled with humor and sweetness. Could Eli take a chance on happiness and take Sadie as his bride?
To learn more or pre-order a copy, click on the book cover image.
I’m going on the road!
On Thursday, September 12, 2019, I’ll speak to the Midwest Romance Writers in Lenexa, KS!
19617 W. 101st Street, Lenexa, KS (suburb of Kansas City)
AND on Saturday, Sept. 14, I’ll be at the McClouth, KS Public Library!
If you’re in the area, come by! I’d love to see you!
Enjoying the dog days of summer at the lake with eight grand-darlings and two of their friends makes me happy.
Little Gracie who just caught her first toad.
And no, I didn’t line them up that way. It just happened!
Taking a break for lunch to quench big appetites.
Then back into the water for more fun.
Memories like these make me holler “YEE-HAW!”
I turned in a new manuscript this month! Yee-Haw!!!
At Love’s Command is the first in a new series called Hanger’s Horsemen. The concept is a blending of The A-Team meets The Magnificent Seven. Here’s a sneak peek of the blurb:
At Love’s Command
Haunted by the horrors of the battle of Wounded Knee, ex-cavalry officer Matthew Hanger leads a band of mercenaries to fight for the cause of good. The four men known as Hanger’s Horsemen have become legends in Texas—men who defend the innocent and obtain justice for the oppressed. But when a rustler’s bullet leaves one of the Horsemen at death’s door, they are the ones in need of saving.
Dr. Josephine Burkett is used to men taking one look at her skirts and discounting her medical skills. What she’s not used to is having a man readjust his thinking in a heartbeat and offer to assist her in surgery. Especially not a sensationalized myth who couldn’t possibly be half the man rumors purport him to be. Matthew Hanger’s dedication to the health of his friend during recovery earns Josephine’s respect, however, and when she receives word of her brother’s abduction, he becomes her only hope for rescue.
Matt is no stranger to ruthless outlaws, betrayal, and injury, but when a bossy lady doctor who prefers giving orders to taking them crawls under his skin, his heart is tempted to surrender. And when Josie is caught in the crossfire, Matt will sacrifice anything, even his precious Horsemen, to save her.
Hey everyone! I do have some book news but it’s too soon to share it, BOO HOO–so I’ll share some updates on my sweet boys you might want to see. We just passed a milestone in our family! We’ve had Sweet Seminole Sammy for one whole year as of the 18th of August! (Yes, I gave him and his furry brother Max both a small dish of vanilla ice cream to celebrate, but no party hats for fear of them being eaten, too!) Here’s the first day we brought Sammy home to live with us, August 18, 2018–he was (they thought) about 6 months old. He’d been adopted and brought back because he dug holes in the adoptive family’s yard. What a lucky day for US, because he is the perfect dog for our home! Here he is at the shelter before we brought him home with us.
And here he is on his little bed–it’s amazing to see how “small” he was compared to NOW. No way he could even fit in that bed a year later!
Here are my two babies in March of this year–Sammy is about a year older than Max, and this was taken on Max’s first day with us, March 11, 2019. Sammy was thrilled from the beginning, and he has been such a protective big brother ever since Max came to live with us. We got them both from the same shelter, but they never knew each other before, as Max came much later after Sammy was gone. This was taken in March of 2019, when Sammy had been with us about 7 months, and Max was a tiny puppy–only about 10 weeks old. He was so uncertain and afraid, but Sammy took him under his wing and made him feel right at home!
Here they are this past week and look how both of them have grown! They are best buddies and love each other dearly.
They spend almost every minute together and wouldn’t know what to do without one another at this point. They are such a joy and so much fun to have in our family–always up to something (and not always something good–they are a lot like kids!)
Judging how Max has grown, I think he’s going to be taller than Sammy, but I believe Sammy will always be more muscular. They didn’t know what breeds either of them were, but it doesn’t matter. Their hearts are pure gold, and their breed is LOVE!
This is one of my favorite pictures of the two of them. I took this just a few weeks ago. Max has gathered all their toys around him on the floor, looking up so proudly, and Sammy is on the couch beside me with the look that says, “Oh, brother. See what I have to put up with?” But he wouldn’t have it any other way!