May
10
Apr
10
  • Who is Travis Baxter?

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    Sounds like a simple question, but it’s not. Most of us know him as the ruggedly handsome, all-American cowboy and love interest of Rachael Harte in the Redneck Debutante Series, RD Series for short. He’s the man we all dream of. Through fan communications I know that we all want to meet him, we’d have loved to have dated him in High School or college, and we’re cheering for Rachael hoping she can find her happily ever after with him. Travis is an […]

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Apr
2
  • Uncle Arthur reading Parachute Girls

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    As an author nothing is more touching than your great uncle reading your novel about his family and giving his approval! That’s exactly what my Uncle Arthur Hesketh did after reading the story that details his days as a youth during war-torn Manchester with his older sister, my grandmother. Arthur’s character, Anthony, is the baby of the family. After tragedy strikes, it becomes Kay’s job to rear young Anthony. The story follows the highs and lows of life for young […]

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Mar
6
Mar
4
  • Cowgirl Coed

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    Rachael dozed off for what felt like a long time. The sound of Travis’s truck idling into the parking lot alerted her to his arrival. She glanced at her cell and saw it was six-thirty in the morning and the sun was rising on the horizon. Travis had stayed out all night… Gainesville, Florida Freshman year of college has arrived and it has brought with it a host of challenges for newly engaged Rachael Harte. She finds herself juggling school, […]

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Feb
22
  • Write what you know…

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    Write what you know… I think as an author that was one of the best pieces of advise I have been given to date. The continued popularity and 5-Star Reviews for the Redneck Debutante© Series demonstrate that writing what you know works! My father always said that there are just some things that can’t be made up…and stories that make us laugh and cry are usually rooted in truth. When you read Rachael’s tale, things like working cows all-day, in […]

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Dec
9
Aug
15
  • Take the Bad with the Good…

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    Parachute Girls continues to receive reviews of every sort. Both bad and good. I think Grandma would be happy with this because that would make a perfect tagline for her life…take the bad with the good. War is unpleasant and with it comes many hardships. There were both happy and sad times. Things she longed to remember and things she longed to forget. I think, however, there is one thing she’d enjoy immensely if she were still with us today. […]

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Apr
12
  • Writing under the influence…

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    Whether you write a book a year or a book a month, most authors write under the influence of something. Some drink coffee and eat chocolate, while others sip a cup of tea and eat scones. It has been said that some of the world’s most prolific writers turned to wine or other spirits in order to overcome writer’s block. I get a lot of questions about writer’s block and for me it’s a simple answer. I pray. Whenever I […]

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Jan
21
  • Florida Cowboys wear Stranglers…

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    I’ve gotten many questions from readers regarding the scene in Cowgirl Strong, book #3 in the Redneck Debutante®™ Series, about Travis and his lack of underwear. Without ruining it for people who haven’t read Cowgirl Strong, I decided to provide a little background information on this small, unknown tidbit. Growing up my friends and I wore our jeans so tight that we had to lay down just to zip them up…using a pair of wire pliers no less. Hence the popular brand […]

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