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.
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