So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen…Tanya Hanson

Okay, so the good-bye is from one of my favorite movies, The Sound of Music, which is definitely not a Western. But it fits. I’m letting all y’all know it’s time for me to ride of into the sunset.

This sunset happened outside my front door.

I’d like to enjoy more sunsets–I can’t say sunrises, since I am not an earlybird– without the pressure of deadlines, and the endless promo, and the begging people to buy my books and worse, review them. So I have decided to step away from writing for a while and back into full-time family stuff. My mother-in-law has health problems, and I’ve got a new granddaughter, and childcare is a top priority for Her Royal Highness.My five year old grandangel is busy with T-ball..


My ten-year-old grand-darling has flag football going on in addition to helping me at the horse rescue.Needless to say, I’m the boys’ loudest cheerleader.

We’re going to the beach and Disneyland.


And Hubs and I have a leaf-peeper trip to Prince Edward Island and Cape Breton in the works for October.

After all that, I want to sit by the fire with a good book and a glass of wine. Yet…. leaving Petticoats and Pistols is one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever made, believe me. I’ve prayed about it for months. I still feel the giddiness I did eight years ago when the fillies invited me as a permanent blogger. Maybe in time, the fillies will ask me back, and I’ll be ready. But good-bye is best for now. I have been blessed by meeting and getting to know almost all of them. And Charlene has long been and always will be my dearest friend, muse, mentor, and guiding star.

How I must thank all you readers for the support and comments all these years. You saw my daughter’s wedding–now she has two little ones. You’ve seen my vacation pix from Wyoming and Colorado and the Canadian Rockies and Texas and Hawaii. Most of all, you’ve been my friend.

I pray for God’s richest blessings on each and every one of you!

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