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2021 Events

December 15 Write Stuff! Helton Elementary

October 14, Thursday. Pueblo County Historical Society, Pueblo, Colorado. “Life on the Trail” PowerPoint and book event.

October 27 Write Stuff! Panhandle

October 20 American Energy! Rolling Hills

October 13, “Food on the Trail” Dimmitt Book Club, Rhoades Memorial Library.

October 6, Write Stuff! Wolflin Elementary

October 2, Saturday: Chisholm Trail Museum, Kingfisher, Oklahoma. Book Event and Chuck Wagon Gathering. Website Click Here

September 29, Write Stuff! St. Joseph

September 15, Write Stuff! Rolling Hills Elementary

September 8, Write Stuff! Dalhart

September 1, Write Stuff! Park Hills Elementary

Beginning Fall 2021: As a Learning Partner with Window On A Wider World, I will be conducting programs on writing, chuck wagon history and American Energy for member schools on Wednesdays. So excited about this new opportunity! I look forward to meeting area teachers and working with students. promotes arts, sciences and cultural programming and is dedicated to enriching the education of Texas Panhandle students.

July 24, Saturday: Ranching Heritage Center in Lubbock. Book Event and National Day of the Cowboy! Signing KEEP ‘EM FULL AND KEEP ‘EM ROLLIN’ beginning at 10 am. Cowboys and horses will be onsite at the National Ranching Heritage Center demonstrating horse training methods and visiting with guests in order to celebrate the National Day of the Cowboy!

July 23, Friday: The Gallery and Visitor’s Center, Palo Duro State Park. Signing KEEP ‘EM FULL AND KEEP ‘EM ROLLLIN’ all day!

July 17, Saturday: Book Event & NRHC Chuck Wagon Day. I will be at the National Ranching Heritage Center in Lubbock, signing copies of the newly released KEEP ‘EM FULL AND KEEP ‘EM ROLLIN‘, The All-American Chuck Wagon Cookbook.

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 Presenter. 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 19, Wednesday, Write Stuff Workshop, Learning Partner Window on a Wider World. 6th Grade at Walcott Elementary.

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


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.