A Quick Note . . .
Wrangle is the title of my novel -- set in Texas quarter horse country in the 1970s when races were on dirt tracks and winning meant more than a purse to the ranchers.
The book was inspired by my uncle's quarter horse ranch and by my cousin, who ran the ranch for a time.
Wrangle won the 2015 Will Rogers Silver Medallion for Western Romance. Read more under the Wrangle tab of my menu, above.
Author Archives: jonnietootling
In the western oater, it’s always the cowboy in the white hat that wins. What’s really satisfying is when it happens in real life – like the Waller County Citizens Against the Landfill victory recently.
By the time one has lived nearly 8 decades, I think we have developed unique views of life and personal strategies for dealing with its vagaries. For me it has been my constant habit of embracing my current chapter and … Continue reading
Arlington artist David Tripp describes his quest as one of capturing onto canvas the world he sees in his mind, and that is not unlike the role of a writer. Akin to David, we too apprehend, interpret, report out our … Continue reading
A writer is always in the process of change, and that is never more true than in my case. It has taken me a lifetime to morph from being many things before finally unfolding into this new creature who is … Continue reading
To those of us who are readers, the public library is a sacred place – an almost holy shrine holding the treasure of our past, our wisdom, and serving as an incubator for our future greatness. It is one of … Continue reading
There is a remarkable bond between a cowboy and his working horse. Recently I came across a post on the Facebook page of a friend that I simply had to share – some of the musings of an Oklahoma cowboy … Continue reading
For those among you who have bemoaned old age and the loss of dreams, let me share my story. I have lived my entire life in “delay” mode and I can tell you that it is never too late.