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Ever Thought of Riding the Pony Express?

I sure did…probably obsessed on riding the Pony Express, too, when I was a little girl riding out in the hills around La Honda, California. Maybe that’s why my first novel, A Long Trail Rolling, ended up being about the Pony Express…and a girl rider. Many have asked why I wrote about this for my first …

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Medicine, Vet Med and Horses…What do They Have in Common???

  HI Everyone! Happy Monday! Just back from RWNZ Conference in lovely Rotorua!  Hot pools, writing and meeting some fantastic writers and speakers! One was Kristen Lamb, from Texas! I loved this article from her website…it could be of real help to any of you out there writing, especially if you're including issues about medical …

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The Third Edition of A Long Trail Rolling is released and uploaded to most websites. New cover, revised interior! Take a look! And the paperback cover…with reviews by Deborah Challinor, Leeanna Morgan and Booksellers NZ   And a treat inside the covers… (Thanks Chris, at Bookprinting.co.nz !)   If you love sagas with gutsy, horsey heroines …

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Come see us at the NZ Indie Book Festival next weekend!

It's an exciting time for independent and self-publishing writers who want to exercise control of their ideas, their stories, and their books. This festival brings together New Zealand authors, writers, books and readers together in a way never before possible!  At the festival you'll have the opportunity to talk with authors behind the stories. If you're a writer, …

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Blogging Today at The Romance Studio!

Hi All, I'm blogging today over at The Romance Studio! Come on over to The Romance Studio hear a little about the Secession Menace in California in the 1860's, A Long Trail Rolling and The Hills of Gold Unchanging! See you there! XXX Lizzi

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Sneak Preview! A blog post for the 21 August on The Romance Studio's End of Summer Bash…

Just for a bit of fun, here's one of the blog posts I'm posting on the 21st of this month on The Romance Studio's End of Summer Bash… Hello All! Welcome back! Here's another excerpt… with Scotty, horses and sparks flying between Aleksandra and Xavier… ~    ~    ~ ‘Oh no, the Furs! And …

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Come Over to The Romance Studio for the TRS End of Summer Bash, this WHOLE WEEK!

Hello All! I'm posting ALL WEEK on The Romance Studio's End of Summer Bash! Come on by to see what my book is all about, and a bit of background about A Long Trail Rolling, its author (me!) and the in-progress sequels in @The Long Trails Quadrilogy, The Hills of Gold Unchanging​, A Sea of …

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Hi All! Come on over to Cynthia Woolfe's Blog, we're over there today!

Hi everyone! I was invited to an interview with Cynthia Wolf, Historical Romance author extraordinaire! Click Here! Here's the header on her lovely page! Come on by and learn a little about where I got interested in writing, how the series began, and some things about me you might not have known! Leave a comment …

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A Long Trail Rolling–Aleks and Xavier meet…and sparks fly…

Hello All! Here’s a bit of the story from when Aleksandra and Xavier have just met… and clashed, just a little… 🙂 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ She saw the men exchange glances over her head. ‘Aleksandra, is that safe? You know about the unrest between the Pah-Utes and the settlers’ army, don’t you?’ Xavier brushed his hair back from his face …

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NaNoWriMo TO START ON SATURDAY!

  If you've ever met me in person…..  (grinning sheepishly…), I probably don't have to tell you how excited I am that NaNoWriMo (nanowrimo.org) starts this Saturday, 1 November. NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month, which happens every November. I've started a Facebook page for those who wish to be in a NaNo group and …

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The Pony Express Mochila is Headed for Ft. Laramie!

June 20, 3:54pm PDT (today in the States, for those of you in NZ!) “The mail just left Lingle,WY at 4:45 pm, mountain time, headed towards Ft Laramie.” Patrick Hearty & Joseph Hatch The Pony Express Stations in Utah Well done to all of you out there riding!  You might get a bit tired, but …

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The Pony Express Re-Ride Continues!

Yesterday's post detailed the Pony Express 20th Anniversary Re-Ride. I have posted some handy links for you to follow the ride's progress! Thanks to Pony Express History –18253400.nhd.weebly.com The  Re-Ride continues! The “mochila,” (the leather pad with the mail pockets, below), which is transferred between riders on the  Pony Express) has made it from Elwood, …

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Por qué Xavier tenía que ser español, or Why Xavier had to be Spanish….

Español….   …  ranks behind only China in total number of language speakers, and far ahead of English speakers.. One good reason to include it in my nearly-completed novel… Another one… it is the language of love… Xavier, born of his Spanish Californio family is, despite his challenges, able to speak this language of love… In …

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Utah and California, Here We Come!

Looking forward to our trip to the States in July! We will be visiting many sites from the novel Express Desire, soon to be completed! First, the Rancho de las Pulgas, which was the old 1795 Spanish land grant which belonged to the family of my novel hero Xavier Arguello, which today comprises most of …

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Horse and Carriage Driving Workshop Today

Happy Saturday… We've had some drizzle for about 3 hours now, not a lot, but it's not running off either!  Hope all of you in NZ are getting some rain as the drought is not helping anyone!  (Yes, to those of you in faraway places, it hasn't rained properly for more than a month or …

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