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2021 Events

June 23-26, WTAMU Writers Academy. Founded in 2009 by then Writer in Residence Jodi Thomas, the Academy has just gotten bigger and better every year since. I’m looking forward to learning from Jolene Navarro. While Ms. Thomas is not as involved as she once was, she will be giving the keynote on opening night. Click HERE for more info, schedule and list of instructors.

June 17, Thursday: “Author Boot Camp”. Panel participant. Loveland, Colorado, Western Writers of America 68th Annual Convention. I’ll be joining a panel of Western Authors to talk about best tips on navigating the publishing world. This should be an informative and lively discussion so bring your best questions!

June 15: Keep ‘Em Full & Keep “Em Rollin’ launches today! More delays, but hopefully this time it really is a Happy Book Birthday. This has been a year long project of research and writing, and over a year of waiting as the first pub date has changed several times because of the pandemic.

Attention Public libraries, clubs or groups: I would love to show you a power point presentation about the food on the cattle trails. If you are interested in learning more, contact me. Click on the tab above.

May 12, Wednesday: Speaker. Dimmitt Book Club Luncheon, Rhoades Memorial Library (my hometown!). Book Talk about my new Christian Western series, Wild Cow Ranch.

March 10: Happy Book Birthday! Book #3 FOLLOW A WILD HEART is now available. Get all three books at a special bargain price for only 99 cents. Click the book tab above for more information.

February 10: Book 2 A WILD COW WINTER launches! FREE to Kindle Unlimited subscribers, also available in eBook or print formats. Click the books tab at the top for more information.

January 13: MAVERICK HEART, Book #1 in the new Wild Cow Ranch series is out! Thanks to Lauren Bridges at CKN Christian Publishing and Mike Bray at Wolfpack Publishing. Click on the series link above under the books tab to learn more and order your copy from Amazon.

Interested in an Author Talk?

 Contact me at my office 806.655.4046

eMail natalie@nataliebright.com

Cowboys and Cattle Drives

Beginning Spring 2021, I’ll be talking about my book KEEP ‘EM FULL AND KEEP ‘EM ROLLIN’. The power point presentation will cover the great cattle driving era, Charles Goodnight and his chuck wagon, life on the trail, and the food they ate. If your library, group or club is interested in this topic, let me know.

The above photo was a Power point for 700 on finding story ideas and fiction vs. nonfiction. Wonderful group with lots of great questions!

For Schools: Let’s Write!

I LOVE talking about writing! I have several programs suitable for all ages.

*Where do story ideas come from? Secrets authors use to find inspiration and craft stories.

*Crafting a story from beginning to end using an idea generator exercise. Let’s build a story spider.

*Cattle trails and cattle drives. I love talking about Texas history. 

FEES: $200 per day for as many sessions as you need. I am very flexible, and will work within your school’s guidelines and schedule. 

Flash and Christy are #1!

Congrats to Flash, your favorite rescue horse, and his owner/trainer Christy Shippy, who took a 1st place win in the horse parade at the Cowboy Symposium in Lubbock, Texas!

FLASH is the inspiration behind several of my books. 

Flash & Christie in the Cowboy Symposium parade. PC: Steve Head.

Visiting Author Week at a Canyon ISD Elementary School (2019) and how fitting. It was John Erickson who told me to not ever give up. Keep writing the stories I want to tell. He is such an inspiration for so many authors in this area.