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  • Fall is here! Although it doesn’t quite feel that way here in California, we are praying for cooler weather to help the firefighters. The smoke has rolled in again, not quite as bad as before. I’m getting ready to put out the Halloween decorations but in the meantime, I’m sharing my newest book Cowgirl and

  • I am so excited to announce that I am part of a new online bookstore showcasing horse books written by horse lovers – The Bookstore for Horse Lovers! To honor the global launch of The Bookstore for Horse Lovers, we are giving away a number of fiction and non-fiction horse books signed by the authors!

  • I’ve been lackadaisical lately about posting across all my social media platforms.  I try to keep an eye on what’s happening in the world, but the truth is there is so much negativity that I would much rather focus on the positive things – horses, writing, friends, and family. As for Diva, she has healed

  • A few years ago, we traveled to Alaska for a surprise 40th birthday party for one of our friends. I had never been to Alaska before, it had been on my list of places to visit for a long time. We had limited time, but we intended to make the most of it. We flew

  • There’s absolutely nothing I like better than curling up with a warm blanket, a cup of tea, and a good book. From the time I was little, books have always been my go-to when I need to escape from reality. I am always on the hunt for new authors and horse books are right at

  • “It’s up in the mountains, a dot on a map, our adventures up here are always a little madcap.” – Mountain Girl, Rae Rankin I was introduced to Graeagle by my husband nearly 20 years ago when we started dating. His family had been vacationing in the area for years, our daughter makes four generations

  • I bet you thought I was going to talk about Florence, Italy. But…I’m not. There is a beautiful spot on the Oregon coast that shares a name with the famous town in Italy. It’s a quaint small ocean town right next to the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Most people know the area from the

  • About an hour west of Portland, Oregon is probably in the ranks of the best aviation museums in the country. The Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum was founded in memory of Captain Michael Smith King to celebrate the innovation, history, and the pilots of aviation. Among the most famous planes on display is the Spruce

  • I admit it, Disneyland and California Adventure, are some of my favorite places to visit. I call it my happy place. I was sad to hear they closed amid the current pandemic, but I have faith the doors will reopen and we will hear again the music that has defined several generations. Cinderella’s Castle, Holidays

  • The ocean is my happy place. I go a little stir crazy if I can’t get my toes in the ocean every so often. Carmel-by-the-Sea is one of the spots on the California coast I enjoy. My husband and I had reservations to go last week while our daughter was supposed to be on choir