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When John left Big Bend, putting his cowboy days behind him, he moved to Sonora with his childhood sweetheart, Virginia (the “Ginnie” of my book). There, he began raising long-haired Angora goats, his initial herd of 1,500 growing by leaps and bounds,…

Why Go?

Why Go Why endure frigid nights sleeping outdoors on the ground? Why take on the burden of a heavy pack, and a long, long walk? Not just for the fresh air, or the views, or the exercise, or for the…

A Tall Order

It’s a tall order, writing first person narrative through the eyes of a sixteen year-old boy. Especially a boy who lives in 1885, in rural Texas. (I’m a city girl, myself). Every word, (even curses, slang, terms of endearment) must…

How It Went

Everybody’s asking, “how’d it go in New York?” First answer: “It was AWESOME!” Second answer: “Let me explain…” You meet an agent who likes the beginning of your novel and the gist of your book synopsis… Awesome! You made somebody…

About My People

To write this novel, I had to create some good, solid characters. Characters of three-dimensions—flesh-and-blood-and bone, with their own back stories, habits and ideas about the world. Because if the characters don’t feel real, you won’t embrace their story. My…