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
Authors go about their work in different ways. My first novel (WRANGLE) was inspired by my uncle’s quarter horse ranch in Texas. My second novel (unpublished) grew out of my West Coast experience with migrant farm workers. My third novel … Continue reading
Driving around Arlington often triggers memories for me and when I happened upon the Clyde R. Ashworth Elementary School on Silo Road, the feelings were particularly tender because I remember the man.
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