Friday, August 16, 2013

Graduation Party

Graduation party

Randi, her father Warren, and brother, Warren Clayton

Randi and her mother, Sherri
Last Saturday evening we were invited to Randi's graduation party from home school high school. Her mother, Sherri, invited the 4-H Western Pleasure Writers to attend. John and I went and took Anya, who is in 4-H with Randi. It was way out in OO valley, way back OO road, which is about 35 miles south of Burns.The ranch has a beautiful view looking west. Randi's father, Warren, works the ranch which is over 3500 acres with a herd of about 1,000 cows/calves. Randi is a great cowboy poet and her brothers, Warren Clayton, and William are in the 4-H writers club, too. I met fellow writer, Jill, who was from Sisters and was there with her friend, Bruce. Randi's grandmother and grandfather came from Bend. Aunts, uncles, cousins, brother, sisters and fellow ranchers were in attendance. The food was great. Randi received a ton of nice presents and recited some of her amazing poetry to us as the sun went down.  Congratulations, Randi!  The future is yours.

Opening presents

Reciting poetry

Randi & Anya

Guests at the party

Randi and guests

Jill and Chance

Bruce and John
Warren Clayton and Anya

Thursday, August 8, 2013

High Desert Detective Available on a FREE download

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Fiona goes west to claim her bunkhouse, the incentive Opal gave her in Designer Detective, for being the alibi on the fateful night of the fire at Albert’s mansion. Fiona meets up again with Jake Manyhorses at Opal’s ranch and they pursue cattle rustlers who threaten the very existence of the ranch. Through it all they must come to terms with their feelings for each other and decide if there is a life for them in fields of alfalfa and herds of cows.