Guest Blogger: Linda Warren

The good ol’ days…


I was so excited when Lorraine asked me to be a guest blogger. I write contemporary, and my stories are mostly about Texas and cowboys. I love, love westerns and online cialis canada at the top of this page I see some of the very best western authors. So I’m honored to add my thoughts to the blog.

I write about Texas and cowboys because that’s what I know. I grew up on a farm/ranch in Texas. My dad raised cotton, corn and cattle. He also drilled water wells and was the constable in our community. He was busy and often worked late at night. My three brothers and I rarely saw him, but Sunday was our day. The day we spent with Dad. After early mass and a big dinner my mom had prepared, we’d go to the picture show (that’s what we called it back then ). And yes, you guessed it, it was always a western. My dad wouldn’t watch anything else. I grew up on Gary Cooper (High Noon), Glenn Ford (3:10 to Yuma), Gregory Peck (The Gunfighter), and John Wayne (Red River, Rio Bravo). “Saddle up, pilgrim.” John Wayne couldn’t act, but it didn’t matter. His strong male persona was enough. eastwood-rowdy_yates.jpgWagon Train (Robert Fuller) and Rawhide were TV favorites at our house and I had a hard time taking my eyes off Clint Eastwood, Rowdy Yates. A-ah!            

I’ll always remember those Sunday afternoons. My brothers couldn’t wait for the shootout with the bad guys. They were always making gun noises during the movie. I couldn’t wait for that last scene where the hero rides away with the heroine, sometimes holding her hand. I just knew they were going to live happily ever after. I would be going, “Ah.” My brothers would be sticking their fingers in their mouths and gagging at the scene.

After the movie we’d go for ice cream and my brothers would be acting out the fights and the shootouts. I’d be daydreaming. At that age I wasn’t even thinking about being an author, but those Sunday afternoons and those westerns influenced me in ways I never realized until many years later.  Cowboys have a way of sneaking into my books. Maybe it has something to do with the unwritten code of honor and moral fiber I saw in the heroes of those old movies. Fighting for a cause and willing to die for it. Throw in a romance and it can’t get any better.

Do you have a favorite western when you were a child? Or even now. (Lonesome Dove had me spellbound. I’m still not over Gus dying.) I’d love to hear your favorites. From brodie.jpgthose who post a response I’ll draw a winner for my Feb Harlequin American, Once A Cowboy. (Take a look at that cowboy.)ford_glen.jpg

3:10 ToYuma is now showing here and I’m trying to talk my husband into going to the movies. I’m dying to see Russell Crowe in Glenn Ford’s role. Not sure if he can pull it off, but I’ll just enjoy watching him. And we’ll definitely have ice cream afterwards.


Ah, the good ol’ days… 

Thank you,

Linda Warren

ADOPTED SON—Sep 2007 Super Romance

TEXAS BLUFF—Feb 2008 Super Romance(Book #5 Texas Hold ‘em Series)

ALWAYS A MOTHER—May 2008 Harlequin Everlasting Love

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76 thoughts on “Guest Blogger: Linda Warren”

  1. I don’t have a favorite western movie, because I never really watch them.
    But I do love to read Western stories. I don’t have a favorite book either, but that’s only because I love them all!!

  2. Linda, I enjoyed reading and getting to know you better. Thank you so much for guest blogging for us here on Petticoats & Pistols!

    Oh, and be sure to give us a shameless plug or two for your latest, ADOPTED SON. The story sounds wonderful!

  3. My favorite westerns are the old classics like ‘High Noon’ followed by ‘Shane’. I never saw ‘Lonesome Dove’ but from talk on this board, I put it on my Netflix que. Will have to check position & move it up.

    I’m not much for going to the movie theater, but I do watch a lot from Netflix. Whenever a movie is remade, I usually get the original along with the remake. Always fun to make comparisons with direction, acting, film quality and FX.

  4. Oh, Stacy, doesn’t Clint just get better with age? Or maybe it’s because I’m older that he looks so good.
    I wish they’d rerun Lonesome Dove. I’d love to watch it again.

  5. Hi Linda! The cowboy on your cover looks gorgeous! The list of my favorite western movies would be a mile long, but my all-time fave would have to be the John Wayne classic, “The Searchers.”

    My husband got me the “Lonesome Dove” dvd set when it became available and, strangely enough, I can’t bring myself to watch it again. As brilliant as he is, the thing I dislike about McMurtry’s writing is his habit of killing off favorite characters.

  6. Hi Karen,
    High Noon is a classic. Will Kane’s sense of duty and responsibility is unequalled. Even today I remember that old movie. Even his wife couldn’t change his mind.
    Alan Ladd in Shane is another classic. A character in my February book, Texas Bluff is named Shane. See, I told you, those westerns have a way of sneaking into my books.
    You’ll love Lonesome Dove, but be prepared for tears and some anger.

  7. Hi Linda — Good to have you here on Petticoats!
    Is that a picture of hunky Ty Hardin? Wasn’t he in Bronco? What ever happened to him?

    My in-laws are from Texas and I often write about Texans in both my Historicals and Desires. There’s just something so thrilling about Texas and all the history there. I know that there’s no people more prideful than Texans. They sure do love their state.

    “Cowboys have a way of sneaking into my books.”
    Oh, a girl after my own heart. Me too! I always manage to put my alpha contemporary heroes on a horse, a ranch, something – even when they’re corporate men!

    Thanks for the great post!

  8. When I was growing up, my Mom loved watching Gun Smoke. She loved Matt Dillon, and anytime I hear mention of cowboys, it always takes me back in time, to my childhood. Life was good, simple, but geese, how did they manage without computers, without being able to order books by our favorite author (Linda Warren, of course)?

  9. Linda, what a gorgeous cover! I remember watching Gunsmoke growing up. And Bonanza. Favorite cowboy would have to be Tom Selleck in Quigley Down Under. LOL I’m not much of a western movie/show watcher, but I love reading western historicals.


  10. Gee, Linda, I thought I knew you pretty well from reading your books, but your post has opened up a whole new “world of Linda Warren.” We have a lot in common. My father was a Western fanatic. He had every Louis Lamour and Zane Grey book ever written. And my family never missed an episode of Gunsmoke. I still watch the reruns. I remember my grandmother tsking away when Matt first hugged Kitty. I think she thought it was pretty brazen behavior. I always enjoyed Bonanza and Big Valley. LIke you say, there is something about the simple, straight forward morals of that time. And the bad guys were really bad! I wish I’d seen the mini series that was recognized on the emmys the other night – Broken Trail. Have to tcatch it on DVD

    Are there any books you recommend for cowboy research? Books on horses? I recently traveled to the San Antonio area, with a special stop in Bandera, the Cowboy Capital of the World.” What do you think of that place?

    I just learned your current book made the Waldens/Borders best seller list. Way to go. Can’t wait to read it!

    Love those cowboys, even if I do live in South Florida.
    Keep writing such great books.
    Cynthia Thomason

  11. Hi Linda, I’m glad you could blog with us on P&P. I absolutely love the cover for “Once a Cowboy!” What a hunky guy. Sure entices me. I’m going to have to get to the bookstore. You’re a girl after my own heart. Western romance is and always has been the kind of story that excites me. And I see some of your favorites are also mine. I can’t choose just one. As Devon Matthews said my list would stretch for miles. But, I’m awfully partial to “Shadow Riders” with Sam Elliott and Tom Seleck, “Lonesome Dove,” and “The Cowboys” with John Wayne. And I recently watched “The Outsider” with Tim Daly on the Hallmark Channel. Man, is he one nice looking cowboy! If anyone hasn’t seen that it’s well worth it. It’s on DVD so I bought it. It says a lot when I actually buy a movie to watch it again.

    I’ve seen the new “3:10 to Yuma” and it’s really outstanding. Loved Russell Crowe as the bad guy. The movie is an excellent study in psychology. Both Christain Bale and RC delivered performances of a lifetime in my opinion. If you haven’t seen it get thee to the theatre!

    Hope you come again sometime. 🙂

  12. It’s nice to get to know you, Linda.

    As for favorite western, I don’t really have a favorite. My husband took me to 3:10 to Yuma last night. I’m not sure what I was expecting. I liked the protagonist for his sense of honor, but there was way to much blood and closeups of blood oozing from people for me to throughly enjoy it. I like the old westerns where you heard the gun go off, saw a wisp of smoke curl out of the barrel, and then you saw a body on the ground. No blood, no morbid fascination with the holes made in the bodies. Yuck! And I had to keep my eyes closed through all the previews! Don’t them make a nice romantic comedy any more? All the previews were of aliens, monsters, and people being tortured.

    Everything I write has a cowboy in it whether it’s historical or contemporary. Yeah, for Cowboys!

  13. Linda, 3:10 to Yuma is fantastic. I never saw the original so I have nothing to compare it to, but I was riveted the entire movie. Partly because I think Russell Crowe is an incredible actor (and not too bad to look at for two hours!) but mostly because the story was compelling and the characterizations fabulous.

  14. Hi Devon,
    I was really happy dancing in my chair when I got that cover. The art department did a fabulous job depicting the hero. Heck, the cover is just yummy!
    The Searchers is one of my favorites, too.
    I know exactly what you mean about McMurty’s books, but he depicts the west just the way it was. Harsh. I write in a happing ending mode. I love happy endings. But I still remember Lonesome Dove because it was a great western.
    I hope you watch it soon. I predict you’ll love it despite the scenes of harsh reality. Then we can cry together about ol’ Gus.

  15. Howdy Charlene,
    Are we related? We have to be because we love the same things and your in-laws live here. Even though Texas is big, people have a way of knowing someone who knows someone who knows you. It’s scary sometimes.
    It’s really funny that you mentioned Ty Hardin. He was the picture I had in my head when I wrote the book. I’m not sure what happened to him, but now I have to find out.
    My editor said the guy on the cover is a firefighter in Canada who models part time. And yes, I bet he puts out a lot of fires

  16. Hi Linda! My two favorite movies are The Outlaw Josey Wales and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. I remember watching Gunsmoke and Bonanza with my grandfather!

  17. My father too loved the westerns. We didn’t go to movies but watched everything there was to watch on TV – Gunsmoke, Wagon Train, The Lone Ranger, Bonanza etc. My husband is a huge Clint Eastwood and John Wayne fan. I enjoy watching them all and reading about them too. Lonesome Dove was probably my favorite. And I can watch Russell Crowe in anything!

  18. I grew up watching Westerns since they were very popular at the time and a wonderful diversion. I was always entranced with all of them. The Rifleman was a favorite as well as Have gun will travel. A movie that I enjoyed was Ride the High country with Joel McCrea.

  19. For movies I loved High Noon and I loved watching John Wayne movies. For series it was The Big Valley, Bonanza and The Lone Ranger.

  20. I LOVED 3:10 TO YUMA!!!!!

    I am a big fan of Westerns. I especially love John Wayne. It seems my TV remote is programmed to automatically stop on one of his movies, no matter how many times’s we’ve seen it.

  21. Have Gun, Will Travel. My mother used to say Richard Boone was so ugly he was handsome, and her gaze was certainly riveted to his face whenever Paladin came across the screen.

  22. Hey Linda!

    Sorry I’m so late checking in. But have to weigh in on that cowboy on the cover of Once A Cowboy–of course, you know I’ve grown very possessive of him. And I’ll bet he starts a lot more fires than he puts out!

    My favorite all-time cowboy was Bronco Lane and I didn’t know if anybody would remember him at all. Let me know what you find out about him!

    Congrats on the best seller status. Adopted Son’s a wonderful book!

    What a fun blog this was! Thanks for inviting me.

  23. Hi Sheila and Kay,
    Thank you for stopping by. Gunsmoke was a TV favorite for a lot of people. I waited years for Marshal Dillon to hug, kiss or do something with Miss Kitty. But we had to settle for a look, a smile or an occasional touch of her hand. Shows are really different now.
    And I miss those good ol’ days. It was a simpler time. My parents called it hard times. But we never locked our house or our cars. We trusted our neighbor. We trusted a stranger. Times have really, really changed.

  24. Thank you,Linda for letting me know about your visit here. This brings back so many memories of good times watching the great men & shows-Lone Ranger,Gunsmoke,Wagon Train,Sugarfoot,Rawhide & of course The Rebel-Johnny Yuma with Nick Adams-he was my favorite! Now I watch the cowboy movies,Clint Eastwood with John Wayne & any reruns of the old westerns I can get. When men were men. Thank you again,Linda. Thank you to all of you for inviting Linda here,I really enjoyed it.

  25. Hi Linda. So glad you’ve stopped by Petticoats & Pistols. Loved reading your post. My stepdad was a huge John Wayne and Clynt Eastwood fan so no doubt I have seen every Wayne and Eastwood flick more than once 🙂

    For me, the ultimate cowboy will always be Sam Elliot. A year or so ago I’d taken my boys to see some action flick when the preview for Ghost Rider came on–I like Nic Cage, but still, I was like, okay, another Marvel movie…and then THAT VOICE came on and my interst level spiked–SAM!!!! When I saw him peeking up from beneath that wide brimmed hat, his signature grin tilting one side of that mustache…OMG, I nearly jumped up and cheered!!! He MADE the movie 😉

    I’m looking forward seeing Yuma and Jesse James 🙂

  26. Sam Elliott will always be my favorite cowboy, too. And I know they were bad guys, but I did like The Long Riders with the four real-life sets of brothers. And Val Kilmer’s “I’ll be your Huckleberry” is the best line ever.

  27. My Dad loved westerns. And, luckily so does my husband and our three sons. We have quite a John Wayne and Sam Elliot collection. And, of course The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. My guys can watch any of these movies over and over again.

  28. Linda, when I was a kid my grandparents and I watched the tv series How The West Was Won every week. Ask me now what happened on the show, I couldn’t tell you, but watching with my grands was everything! What I remember about the show was Bruce Boxleitner. Woo-Hoo! He’s not you’re typical cowboy, but lordy! My grandpa was very big into John Wayne, any western, actually.

  29. Oh my goodness. I shouldn’t have stayed away so long There are a lot of posts. Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts. This is fun and my memory is spinning.

    Hey Cindy,
    You didn’t know I was country? I was country when country wasn’t cool, or something to that effect.
    Oh, yes, Bandera. I know the area well. For those of you who don’t know Cindy and I are part of a Texas Hold ’em Series for Super Romance.
    It’s about five friends who play Texas Hold ’em in River Bluff, Texas. The first book comes out in Oct, the Baby Gamble by Tara Taylor Quinn. Nov is Betting on Santa by Deb Salonen and Dec is Going for Broke by Linda Style. Cindy has Jan with Deal Me In, and I have Feb with Texas Bluff.
    Five romantic reads about love, friendship, Texas and poker. Can’t beat that.

  30. Hi Linda,
    It’s a pleasure to be here because I love westerns and I love your books. Since I’m writing, it gets harder and harder to find time to read. That’s the down side of writing, but I make time to read.
    Tom Selleck and Sam Elliott are favories of mine, too. Stacey posted a photo of them that had me riveted. Wow!
    I haven’t seen the Outsiders, but now I will look for it on DVD. And you really have me anxious to see 3:10 To Yuma.
    Going real soon.

  31. Paty,
    It’s nice to know you, too. And you’ve seen “3:10” so I’m really jealous. I don’t remember that much blood in the old one. Of course, my memory isn’t as good as it used to be. You’re right though in the old westerns there wasn’t a lot of blood. I’m not sure why we have a morbid fascination with it now. I’d rather just see the wisp of smoke. Then I might be chicken, too.
    Yeah for cowboys. I’ll second that.

  32. Ah, Allison, you’ve seen it, too. That’s it. My husband is going. Just as soon as I finish this rewrite I’m working on. The writing comes first, doesn’t it? I’m trying to convince myself of that.

  33. Susan,
    Great movies. For my Sep book, Adopted Son,(Cowboy Country Month) my editor sent a sheet of questions she wanted me to answer for an insert in the book. One was my favorite quote from a western. A line from The Outlaw Josey Wales popped into my head. I’m not sure why I remembered it. Maybe it was the way Eastwood delivered the line–“There are three kinds of sons in Missouri, sunshine, sunflowers and son-of-bitches.”
    If you’re from Missouri, remember I didn’t say it. Josey Wales did.

  34. Cherie J,
    The Big Valley and Bonanza were family dramas and I loved them. I write a lot about family and now I’m wondering if those stories influenced my writing, too. Probably.

  35. Hey Elaine,
    Ty Hardin was Bronco Lane. How about that? I couldn’t tell you a thing about any of the shows. But there’s a clear picture of Ty Hardin in my head.
    Thank you. And congratulations on making the Waldenbooks Bestseller List, too, for Make Believe Mom (Sep Cowboy Country Month).

  36. Hi Cheryl R,
    Thank you for stopping by. We like a lot of the same shows, but you have me stumped with Sugarfoot. I don’t remember that one.
    It’s amazing there are so many of us who love westerns. I’m in very good company.

  37. Stacey,
    Thank you. I was nervous at first, but I’m in the groove now.
    No one has a better, sexier voice than Sam Elliott. And he’s not to bad to look at either. He looks even sexier with white hair.
    Oh yes, Jesse James is coming out soon. Isn’t that with Brad Pitt? My husband is going to be so glad you reminded me. (not) He’d rather watch a movie in our den with his feet propped up.

  38. I love Bonanza, Gunsmoke, The Big Valley really any of them where there are cowboys. My Dad loved westerns and he was sick this year with Cancer and I lost my job so I stayed home and took care of him and watched Westerns 24 hours a day so much that I said can we please watch something else and he would say if you like and there I would be hooked on the western so I was not able to turn the tv. He passed away and I have not watched them since, I think one day soon I will just make it a day for him( thinking about him) and I will watch westerns all day…

  39. Sheila,
    You’re right Sam Elliott makes a hunky cowboy. I think he wins this category.

    My dad wouldn’t watch anything else. Westerns. That was it. I think The Good, The Bad and the Ulgy is a great western title. It’s one you don’t forget easily. Actually, I think I’ve met The Good, The bad and The Ulgy at different times in my life.

  40. Bluecat,
    Brue Boxleitner, now he’s not bad. I never watched How The West Was Won that much. Maybe I should have.
    Westerns always makes me think of my dad. It a special memory of spending time with him. You have that same memory with your grandparents. Enjoy the memory.

  41. Hi Linda–

    I LOVED “How the West Was Won.” I looked forward to every episode. LOL I should see if it’s available to rent so I can show it to my kids. Unfortunately, they’re not familiar with great westerns–there really haven’t been any since “our” day. LOL

    I also love Sam Elliott, Sheila. I’ve always liked him. 🙂

    Great to read your blog, Linda!

    Brenda Novak
    DEAD RIGHT, On Sale Now!

  42. Hi, Linda! Hope Chastain is my pen name, for once I finally get published! I’m working on a western right now, and it’s my goal to finish before the end of October, “the good Lord willing and the creek don’t rise.” 🙂

    Please enter me in the drawing! I love westerns! I haven’t seen the remake of 3:10 to Yuma, but I read in a review that they made the language bad, to make it more like Deadwood on HBO, which is just wrong. They should have stuck with the original script, IMHO. They also made it more of a shoot-em-up than the original, which was a psychological thriller. (I saw it on TV, and it was WONDERDFUL!)

    Favorite western in the last few decades: Silverado, with Glenn Scott, Danny Glover, Kevin Kline, Kevin Costner, Brian Dennehy, and a wonderful supporting cast. Nobody mentioned Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman from TV, but I liked it. I even liked the Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. I’m waiting for the return of the western. In the meantime, thank God for books!

    Oh, you mentioned Ty Hardin, so I looked him up for you. His family has done a tribute website, . (I don’t know if that will come out as a hot link or not, but you can copy and paste it into your browser window if it doesn’t.)

    My mom used to play a medley of western TV show theme songs, including “Sugarfoot,” “Cheyenne,” “Daniel Boone” (well, he wasn’t a western, but he fit into the medley), “Davy Crockett,” “Bonanza,” “Happy Trails” (The Roy Rogers Show), and I don’t even remember now the rest of them. I also remember short-lived westerns like “The Guns of Will Sonnet” with Walter Brennan and Dirk Benedict. And who else remembers “Alias Smith and Jones”? I loved that!

    I am in two western online serials at Panhistoria: Tombstone, which has many members, and The Western Trail, which just has a few members. It, however, is the featured Westerns category novel for September, which made me very happy.

    I’m glad Cheryl Robertson sent me over here! 🙂 You did a great job on the blog, and I look forward to reading some of your books, now that I know about them! Hope to see you at!

  43. Oh, I’m so embarrassed. It wasn’t Dirk Benedict, it was Dack Rambo!!! :// Anyway, it was a great western. Oh, and Dirty Sally! That one was good, too. And Lancer. And The High Chaparral! We visited the set of that at Old Tucson, back in ’85, before the fire and rebuilding. I don’t know what all is still there and what had to be replaced. It was a great trip, though! And Tombstone is one of our favorite old west tourist towns. We have friends there. 🙂

  44. Hi Linda–I’m chiming in late because I’ve been on the road today. I really love Red River with John Wayne and Montgomery Clift and the Naked Spur with Jimmy Stewart. I am a big fan of Jimmy Stewart’s cowboy roles. I think he nailed the quiet, independent, tough as nails cowboy so well. I also enjoy the TV shows Rawhide and Maverick. Great blog. I enjoyed reading about your childhood in Texas.

  45. Linda, I have thoroughly enjoyed this and will come back often,brought back a part of my life I had buried,but no more! Sugarfoot was played by Will Hutchins. Thanks to all who mentioned Sam E.,how could I EVER forget that voice & face?!! He is one of a kind! Loved him in was it The Yellow Rose? Memory is coming back in parts. Am so glad Hope made it here too.

  46. Brenda Mazur,
    What a sad, but wonderful story. The day will come soon when you will have to watch a western just to remember him.
    Oh, I’m tearing up.

    Brenda Novak,
    Bless your heart. You’re so busy and you took the time to post. How The West Was Won would be great for the kiddos and better than anything that’s on TV today.
    I think we’re going to form a fan club for Sam Elliott. Can’t you just hear him saying, “Howdy, ma’am.” Oh, my!

    Wow! You know westerns. I mean REALLY know westerns. You mentioned so many that I’d forgotten. Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman for one. My mother loved that show. She watched it every Saturday. How could I have forgotten?
    Thanks for the info on Ty Hardin. I’ll check it out. I’m curious if he’s still alive.
    “Happy trails to you” was sung by every kid (my age) in America. “Davy Crockett, king of the wild frontier” was a favorite of my brothers.
    Thank you for the memories and thank you for posting. I will try to get over to eharlequin soon.
    You are in the drawing. Happy trails to you.
    I didn’t even catch it wasn’t Dirk.

  47. Jeannie,
    Thank you for stopping by. Oh, Jimmy Stewart.”Ah, shucks, ma’am.” He did that better than anyone. That’s who his characters were; quiet and gentle yet tough as nails.
    And just so everyone will know Jeannie also has a book out in Sep Cowboy Country Month titled The Horseman’s Secret. It’s great. All the Super Romances for September are great reads. They’re about cowboys and ranchers finding that one special love.
    Adopted Son is about a Texas Ranger who lives on a ranch. He wants to adopt an abused little boy he finds at a crime scene. But he’s single and Grace Whitten, attorney, questions his abilities as a single parent. But he doesn’t give up on the little boy or making peace with the attorney….
    Check out all the books. You won’t be disappointed.

    Yes. They do.

    I’m so glad you stopped by and thanks for bringing Hope. You ladies are the best.
    Yep, we love Sam Elliott.

  48. Linda,
    I’m a day late, but was tied up all day yesterday at a workshop. Had to stop by and say I spent part of last Monday in Tombstone. Hard to not get a big dose of lovely cowboy lore there. We watched the mock-up shootout at the OK Corral. Hard to think of a cowboy movie, or cowboy song I don’t like.
    Can’t wait to dig into my copy of The Adopted Son.

  49. Linda. . . so glad you joined us in western blogging. No one ever mentions my favorite, “The Big Country” with Charlton Heston and Gregory Peck. Both were great, and the film had such a bigger than life epic quality. I loved the characaterization and the misguided loyalty involved, no matter what. And the music?

  50. Hey Roz,
    Tombstone. Now there’s a place I really want to see one day. And a mock shootout. That would definitely get my blood pressure going. But I bet you loved every minute of it. There’s just something about that time, those cowboys…
    I want to put in a plug here for the new line Roz and I write for–Everlasting Love. They are stories about a love that spans a lifetime, the forever kind. They tell what happens after The End, all the good and the bad and especially the love that survives against all the odds.
    These are outstaning books and I hope you will give them a try.
    Roz had one out in August titled A Secret To Tell You. Absolutely wonderful!
    I have one coming out in May 2008, Always A Mother.
    Thank you, Roz.

    Hi Patricia,
    I’ve had a lot of fun here and I’m so happy I was invited. My memory is on overload. The Big Country. Wasn’t Gregory Peck considered a coward because he didn’t do things the cowboy way? That is until the woman he loved was kidnapped or something. Is that it? And Charlton Heston was a bad guy?
    If it comes on TV, I’ll have to watch it again.
    I see where Linda Broday posted upcoming shows. Maybe it will be on soon. I’m going to try and watch The Outsider, too.
    I’m going to have to remember I’m supposed to be writing. Oh, well.

  51. Hi Linda,
    Great blog! Still being very much a Texas gal even though I live far away now, how could I not love a conversation about cowboys? Clint Eastwood as Rowdy Yates, oh yes. And Sam Elliot, oh yes. And all the others everyone’s mentioned–I’ve loved them all. My Dad’s favorite was Have Gun Will Travel too. He loved that one and Gunsmoke. Has anyone mentioned Wanted Dead or Alive yet with Steve McQueen? I was always front and center in front of the TV when the cowboy shows came on. Still am. Anyone see Broken Trail about a year ago? It was really good. And now I can’t wait to see 3:10 to Yuma, with all the great reviews I’ve seen here. And Sugarfoot! I remember that show, but couldn’t remember the actor. Will Hutchins! Thanks, Cheryl. And wasn’t The Big Country the one where Gregory Peck and Charlton Heston had that fight that went on forever? I could talk about cowboys all day!

  52. Hey there Ginger from Texas,
    Yes, we could talk cowboys all days. I loved Broken Trail, too, Robert Duvall–I’ll always think of him as Gus. But he is such a great actor I forgot about Gus the first ten minutes. Isn’t it wonderful how we all love cowboys?

    It’s time to sign off for the weekend and I want to thank the ladies of Petticoats and Pistols for inviting me. I enjoyed taking this trip down memory lane. And a sincere thanks to everyone who stopped by and shared their love of cowboys and westerns. You made my day.
    Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
    Linda Warren

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