Bunnies and Kitties and Other Spooky Spring Things

Spring is here. Well, in most of the country, spring is showing signs of arriving. Our weather has been nice, except for the wind but we always have wind so it doesn’t count on the spring-o-meter. The barn cats had five kittens, the neighbor’s dog had the cutest little black and white border collie puppies. … [Read more…]

One of the All-Time Best–Charmayne James

Sunday afternoon I along with most of the rodeo fans in America, had the pleasure of watching the all time greatest barrel racer make one more run. Charmayne James was one of the legends at the American Rodeo. The American has the biggest payout for a one-day rodeo in the history of the sport. The … [Read more…]

National Novel Writing Month-NaNoWriMo

It’s here again, NaNoWriMo. I love November for that reason, plus Thanksgiving. I’ve entered NaNo three times not counting this year and have won in 2010 and 2011. Last year I was editing my book, Sugarwater Ranch in advance of publication.Great friends and happy times are NaNoWriMo staples. Come on everyone, write that book.Have you … [Read more…]

Night Owl Reviews Scavenger Hunt

For lots of great books and wonderful prizes, you’ve got to check out the Halloween Scavenger Hunt at Night Owl Reviews. Here are a few of the comments about Sugarwater Ranch and other terrific authors. On Sep 23, 2013, SteelerGirl said: Must Read Authors 5 authors to try–Stephanie Berget, MJ Schiller, Starla Kaye, Rachel Harris, … [Read more…]

Evernight Publishing’s 3rd Birthday Blog Hop

Celebrate like a ROCK STAR because Evernight Publishing is THREE! In three short years, Evernight has grown by leaps and bounds thanks to readers like you! Evernight is pulling out all the stops and throwing an extreme BIRTHDAY BASH BLOG HOP in your honor! That’s right! It’s Evernight’s birthday but YOU get the presents… Prizes … [Read more…]

Arms of Serenity by Donina Lynn

I’d like to welcome fellow Evernight author Donina Lynn to my blog. Her first novel, Arms of Serenity (Rock Services, Book 1), is being released today. Hello, Donina. Thank you so much for having me on your blog today! I’m very excited to be here and to be sharing my debut novel Arms of Serenity. … [Read more…]

Rodeo Cohorts-Pendleton Round-Up

This week I’m spotlighting the Pendleton Round-Up. They just celebrated 103 years of rodeo. Pendleton is a rodeo like no other. Their arena is so large a football field fits in the center with room for a race track around the outside. Big arenas are plentiful in the Pacific Northwest, but most keep the events … [Read more…]

Rodeo Cohorts-The Greats

This week’s blog is a little different. I saw this picture on The Old Bucking Horse Museum and Hall of Fame page and loved it. It’s a photo of the Saddle Bronc Riding finalists at the Lewison, Idaho Roundup rodeo in 1952. They are, from left to right, Bob Sheppard, Bill Linderman, Deb Copenhaver, Gene … [Read more…]

Rodeo Cohorts-Bodacious

The World’s Most Dangerous Bull That is the title given to Bodacious, PBR World Champion Bull and PRCA Bucking Bull of the Year. Bodacious was born in 1988 and became infamous in the world of rodeo, not only as one of the great bucking bulls but also as a sire. Many of his sons and … [Read more…]

Rodeo Cohorts-Texaco and Brazille

Ever wonder how Trevor Brazille got his calf horse, Texaco?  The little red horse who’s registered name is Real “Someone offered owner Bob Scott $200,000 for him before the NCHA  cutting futurity,” says Brazile. “Bob turned it down, and in the futurity, the horse ran off and refused to cut.” It turns out Texaco was … [Read more…]