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Willie Nelson may have said it all for me in his song about cowboys …. I grew up dreaming of being a cowgirl, chasing after my fast running horses and dreams! As soon as I was able to walk I loved horses and cowboys. So my love for writing about them came naturally.
In grade school my best friend, Donna, and I would ride horses through and around the small town of Berwyn. We had named our favorite haunts and landmarks, ‘Deadman’s Drop, Hangman’s Tree, Rattlesnake Creek’, just to name a few! We daydreamed our summers away while riding down the ditches of the highway, picking up pop bottles to trade for ice cream bars at Staab’s old filling station. All the while planning our next ‘Outlaw Hunt’! LOL!
I have loved reading all my life, Zane Grey, Louis La’Mour, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Dean Koontz, Stephen King, Pam Crooks and many more! Well, I eventually grew older, (notice I didn’t say grew up! Ha!)
My first published writing was a short story, “The Christmas Gift.” Included in an anthology written with some of my friends, called “ Love and Merry Christmas”, a couple years ago.
…..Young Sandhills teacher, Miss Rebecca, faces the raging storm on an untamed Nebraska prairie with courage. She’s concerned for the welfare of two particular students, and ends up with more than she bargained for when their widowed father comes to her aid.
And this last year, my first book “Sandhills Dreamer” was published by Blue Stockings press. I have been promoting it with book signings across the state and have enjoyed meeting so many fabulous readers!
..…When cowboy Patrick Diamond finds a lad waylaid by outlaws, he is stunned to discover that the hog-tied, horseless youth is actually April, a feisty, young woman. April’s prickly temperament gets under his skin in more ways than one, but he’s unable to leave her to fend for herself. While Patrick is searching for answers, April is dreaming of her future, neither prepared for the wild ride of adventure and danger ahead of them.
Many of my readers have asked for more stories about the characters in this book, so I am presently in the middle of my second book, “Native Love”, that will be out early next year. It continues with exciting adventures for Red Feather and Montana, friends of Patrick and April.
Please feel free to visit my website: www.sandhillsdreamer.com for upcoming events and you may visit Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble to purchase the Love and Merry Christmas or Sandhills Dreamer as an ebook or as a paperback. Thank you all for your interest!
Thank you to Petticoats and Pistols and all the writer’s and readers who support our dreams!
Remember, three lucky winners will receive a print copy of my first book, Sandhills Dreamer!