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30 Acres per Cow

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One of the things my co-author Denise F. McAllister and I agreed on when we considered writing the Wild Cow Ranch series, is that we wanted to stay true to the Western culture, rural and small-town lifestyle, and depict realistic practices of a working Texas cattle ranch. My husband and I own a cow/calf operation raising all-natural, hormone free Black and Red Angus cattle. Denise is an experienced rider and participated in many horse competitions over the years. One reviewer recently voiced his concerns that the details just don’t add up in our books. We address his concerns below.

I took a blog-vacay to write Books Five and Six of the Wild Cow Ranch series. The new series has now expanded into six books. We are so thrilled, and so thankful to be working with the exceptional team at Wolfpack Publishing/CKN. We will have six books published before the end of the year!

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Realistic Setting & Texas Ranching

One reviewer expressed his concerns about our knowledge of a working cattle ranch. “Don’t think that the author has a clue.” He went on to suggest that, “maybe the author will do more research on the next books that they write on ranches and what it takes to get the job done.” I appreciate his obvious knowledge of the Texas cattle ranching industry, but I’d like to point out that Texas is a huge and very diverse state. Over 171.9 million acres to be exact. The landscape is completely different in the distinct regions

In the arid Texas Panhandle, we figure on one cow to every 30 acres rather than 10 acres as in the southern, more lush areas which this reviewer refers to. And yes, we do have lots of oil and gas development in the area but have not included those elements into our stories. Yet. But thanks to that reviewer for mentioning it. His comments and questions gives us so many interesting scenarios to ponder for future books.

Texas Panhandle, Photo by Natalie Bright

One reviewer asked why we didn’t expand on one of our main characters, Lank. That question led to some brainstorming and more chapters about him. Coming soon a FREE novella featuring Lank and a few of his rodeo buddies from the little town of Dixon.

We really appreciate each and every one reader who gives our books a chance and takes the time to post a review. If you like the western lifestyle, cattle ranches, cowgirls and cowboys, with a touch of romance and faith, give our new series a try. PLEASE, recommend The Wild Cow Ranch books to your friends.

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