There’s a song I like called Check My Brain that starts out, “So I found myself in the sun…oh yeah. He** of a place to end my run, oh yeah…”

When I sat down to write this post, that song popped into my head. It’s a neat idea, riding into the sunset. There’s a finality to it but a hopefulness too, I think. Sunsets are beautiful, warm, and comforting. It’s very different from, say, riding off into a rain storm. Huddled against sleet or snow or wind.  Riding into the sunset kind of says, well, I’m done here, but I’m moving on to some great things. Just wait until tomorrow.

I’m riding away from the Junction after a few years of being a regular resident. But I’m not riding

away in the cold and dark. I’m in the sun, feeling good about my time here, and with the knowledge that I’ll be back. I’m not sure that you, the blog readers, get a true sense

of what it’s like to be part of this group. It’s a sisterhood. It’s warm and friendly, hardworking and generous, and always, ALWAYS there to lend a hand or a sympathetic ear. Take it from me – the P&P gals are something special. I’d be crazy to leave that behind forever.

And because it kind of feels like “Once a filly, always a filly”, I’m going to be back for regular visits. While I’m going to be writing more than westerns, I’m can’t leave my cowboys and ranchers alone completely. Hopefully there’ll be room at the table for me to pop by during my release months. Have a good gab and catch up with y’all, and let you know what I’m up to.

So it’s Happy Trails for now…but really it is only until we meet again.


Much Love,


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14 thoughts on “RIDING INTO THE SUNSET”

  1. My dad use to have an old saying “soldiers never die, they just fade away.” Hopefully we’ll see you around in blogland. Best of things to come!

  2. You will always be a filly to me and we will miss you. Hopefully you will come back for a visit quite often. I do understand because life gets busy and we just don’t have the time to do the things we want to do. Writing is the most important thing to keep us readers with books. Thanks for the time you shared with us.

  3. I was thrilled when you came on as a filly, Donna, and now I’m sad to see you go. You will definitely be missed by all, but there’s not one of us here who doesn’t understand that some things have to give to make it all work.

    Come back any time, and we’ll find a spot for you! Happy Trails, sister filly.

  4. Donna, so sorry you will no longer be a regular, but as you said, ‘once a filly, always a filly’. I look forward to having you visit from time to time and also to watching your new ventures catapult you into fabulous new adventures

  5. You will be missed. I am so glad you were part of the Fillies. I got to “meet” you and was introduced to your wonderful books. Sad that you are leaving, but good that you will still be writing and keeping in touch with P & P. As a reader (book and blog) This does seem to be a special group of ladies. The type of friends you may not see for a while, but when you do get together, it is like no time has passed at all.
    Best wishes for many future books and whatever you take on.

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