Category Archives: Give the Lady a Ride

Super-Sized BookSweeps Giveaway!

Guess what? I’ve teamed up with 40+ fantastic authors of sweet- to-mild, small-town contemporary romances to give away a huge collection of novels to two (yes, only two!) lucky winners, PLUS a Kindle Fire to the Grand Prize winner! You can … Continue reading

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Especially for Writers

If you’ve read Give the Lady a Ride and/or The Final Ride, please review them for me. If you haven’t read them, maybe it’s time you did. They’re on sale for 99 cents each on Kindle. End of shameless promotion.

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Theme or Story: What Comes First?

Which comes first, the theme or the story? Someone asked me that recently as I autographed her book. Did I find a verse or theme in the Bible and wrap a story around it? The answer from others would probably … Continue reading

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Music’s Connection to Writing

One touch of a button on my CD player, one second of the galloping beat of “Hooked on an 8-Second Ride,” and I’m there—dead middle of the rodeo arena. Dust, cowboys, bulls so big they measure a foot and a … Continue reading

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Ad Making

I have so much fun creating ads for my campaigns. I like the picmonkey to help me with the designs, although there are many other sites–not to mention photoshop or others that come with your computer. I find the pictures … Continue reading

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Especially for Writers

Sign up for my newsletter to enter The Final Ride Giveaway! Give the Lady a Ride is on sale for $4.00 off! That makes the Kindle version 99c and the print version $10.99! Don’t miss out!

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Pat and Talon–Through Katie’s Eyes

When Patricia Talbert first met Katie Pierson, her immediate response was pure jealousy. A natural reaction, considering Katie wrapped herself around Talon Carlson like sparkly Christmas paper. But Katie, Chance Davis, and Talon have history together, having been raised in … Continue reading

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The Newlyweds

If you’ve read this blog for any length of time, you’ll remember that I was supposed to write a novella about a couple of other characters from Give the Lady a Ride, Marie Lambeau and Chance Davis. Since I never could … Continue reading

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Newbies on the Ranch

As I’ve said before, I didn’t intend for Give the Lady a Ride to be a series. I’ll be taking a course on creating a series at the ACFW Conference this August, but for now, I just had to wing it. … Continue reading

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Flying K Rodeo Ranch

A Rodeo Ranch specializes in breeding animals for the rodeo–broncs for bustin’ and bulls for ridin’. Several years ago, I interviewed the owner of such a ranch, one that specialized in raising tough riding bulls. Amazing how much science goes … Continue reading

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