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  • It’s Banned Books Week. I have a lot of pet peeves, but banning books is probably in my top five. Each year, the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) compiles lists of challenged books. The books on the list are taken from media reports and librarians and teachers across the country.   The Top 10 Challenged Books of

  • I’ve talked once before on my blog about my use of Cowgirl in the titles of my horse books. Most of the time when someone sees the word Cowgirl they think of working cows, working out on a ranch, or even barrel racing and rodeos. What often doesn’t come to mind is other western disciplines:

  • Happy Holidays! I hope that you are all healthy and finding ways to continue the holiday spirit despite the current state of the world. We’ve decorated our tree and put out some outside lights (Lizzie doesn’t think there are enough so I imagine she will add more). This weekend we decorate the stalls at the

  • Recently I’ve been reading a lot of fun new children’s books. I got Kindle Unlimited to read a book for my book club and discovered a wealth of children’s books I haven’t seen before. I do have most of my books on Kindle Unlimited. Today I would like to introduce you to Cindy and Cristabelle’s

  • 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