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Breaking Up the Band…

Posted by on May 5, 2014 in Books, Oklahoma | 2 comments

You probably already know about our best-selling, phenomenal novella collection, A Match Made in Texas.   It’s the one I shared about here… and it was just as fun to work with Karen, Mary and Carol as I thought it’d be. We enjoyed hearing from so many of you who enjoyed the collection, and now we want to give even more of you a chance to try it out. Maybe you aren’t ready to make the commitment to buying the whole collection. That’s why our publisher has broke down the novellas into 4 short ebooks that can now….drum roll, please….be bought separately! That’s right you can now buy my novella “An Unforeseen Match” separately, although I just know you’ll want to read the other three, as well. Give one a try, then snatch up the rest! An Unforeseen Match...

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Caught in the Middle Excerpt

Posted by on Feb 11, 2014 in Books, Caught in the Middle, Oklahoma | 0 comments

Caught in the Middle – Releasing March 25th But you don’t have to wait that long to get a sneak peek! Follow the Link and enjoy! Caught in the Middle...

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How I Found Myself Hiding in a Stranger’s Closet

Posted by on Jun 14, 2013 in Family, Oklahoma | 6 comments

We take our storms seriously in Central Oklahoma. We have to. Living within 15 miles of three of the largest tornadoes mankind has ever recorded makes one cautious, but prepared. Our meteorologists have it down to a precise science, able to predict when the skies are going to be particularly unstable. May 31st was just such a day. The best story I heard firsthand was from my sister, who has a history of finding herself in unique circumstances. Becky’s Story (or my version of it, anyway) We knew it was going to be bad. We were warned. Even though there wasn’t a cloud in the sky, we left the park before late afternoon when the storms usually fire up. I had the boys home (Walker-10, Weston-8, Wyatt-5) and the weather on when my husband Jeff called. “What are we...

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My One and Only Sports Injury was from Band

Posted by on Jun 7, 2012 in Oklahoma, Silly Stuff | 6 comments

I am an athlete. Just kidding. I wish I was that tough, multi-vitamin-eating mom in the commercials who jogs through the park talking about how she’s good to herself, but I’m not. That’s why I took band. Every year during marching band season some of us woodwind players would be chosen to beef up the percussion section. My assignment – the bass drum. It was the best year of my life – or at least in the top thirty. The bass drum section consisted of two bass clarinet players, one flute and one oboe. We were all female so we cleverly named ourselves GLOBDL – Gorgeous Ladies of the Bass Drum Line. And we were. Especially decked out in our huge white shirts with the red ascot, the black pants, cummerbund, suspenders and the shiny military shoes. Did I...

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A Life of Glamour

Posted by on Jan 19, 2012 in Family, Oklahoma | 11 comments

Every adult needs a skill set that elevates them above the masses, that makes them valuable and employable. Even though I’ve chosen to stay home raising kids, when the need arises I’m confident that I can contribute to the family budget by falling back on my training…. …to weigh pigs. This is my dad. My whole life he’s been a livestock order-buyer. He’s not a farmer or a butcher. He’s the one who brings them together. You see, packing houses specialize in certain cuts of meat, but a farmer has pigs of every size, gender and condition. Order buyers get orders from the packing house for a precise number of animals of a preferred size. Then they have to find those animals to fill their order. If farmers are in a selling mood (and bring a lot of stock...

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The Best Ruth and Boaz Cowboy Christmas Play Ever! – Part 3

Posted by on Jan 12, 2012 in Oklahoma, Sixty Acres and a Bride, Writing | 2 comments

(In case you missed them earlier: Part 1, Part 2.) It was crunch time. The script had been finalized, lines memorized and my household terrorized. What was I thinking adding this undertaking to our already hectic schedule? But the show must go on. Three of the four skits in Redeemer were vignettes, complete in one scene. The remaining, our Cowboy Ruth and Boaz skit, was longer. After all, we had to go from them meeting to marrying, and you can’t do all that in one scene. While working on the script, I had mourned every line of dialogue that was cut to fit the time restraints. There was so much story here, so much going on between these two heroes that couldn’t be ignored. For instance, why didn’t Boaz offer to help Ruth earlier? He cared for her and was responsible...

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