Thursday, November 30, 2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
On Thanksgiving eve I was thrilled to learn that Lisa Diersen, the director of the prestigious 2017 Equus Film Festival selected The Cowgirl Jumped Over the Moon for the Founders Choice Winnie Award. To receive recognition running in such good company was beyond my expectations.
The response to the book has been extremely gratifying. I wrote the first draft twenty years ago. It was part of the healing process that ensued after an injury that forced me to give up the riding world that I loved. In 2015 I polished and expanded the story for publication.It’s been a tumultuous journey with a very happy ending.
2017 was a wild ride for the Cowgirl Jumped Over the Moon. The first half of the year was dedicated to producing a quality audio book. Narrator, Scott Glennon, delivered an energetic, authentic rendering of my story that is receiving ALL-STAR REVIEWS on audible. I had the pleasure of meeting Scott in Denver after my horseback riding adventure at the Laramie River Ranch. He is a part cowboy, part actor and 100% fine human being. I feel so lucky to have him giving voice to my characters.
I still have a few coupons available if you would like to provide an honest review in exchange for a free copy of the audio book email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Trail mates come in all shapes, sizes, and attitudes. Get outside of your career coop and hike with someone that gives you fresh points of view. Learn while you burn unwanted calories on this easily accessed 2.5 mile loop.
The Sara Wan trailhead located on
Pacific Coast Highway at the foot of
is one of the Santa Monica Conservancy’s newer acquisitions. The well-maintained
path is wide enough for two and switches back and forth to heavenly vistas.
Bear to the left on your way up canyon and enjoy the murmur of Corral Creek as
you begin your hike. Fog chased by a cool breeze off the Pacific drifts through
stands of eucalyptus, alder, Coastal Live Oak and willow tracing the path of
the creek and keeping things comfortable. Soon you will be in mountains frosted
with pink bush mallow and lavender Chia sage, so bring a hat, water, and sun
block. Once aloft, you enjoy an easy stroll with sweeping views of the coast
all the way to Point Dume. It is hoped that one day the path will connect to trails across adjacent coastal bluffs, but for
now it takes you to a vantage point with stunning views of Catalina and the
Santa Monica Bay before leading you back to the parking lot. Corral Canyon
The best ahi burger on the entire 27-mile stretch of scenic Malibu Coastline awaits your return at the open air Malibu Seafood Café adjacent to the parking lot. You can treat yourself to lobster live from the tank, or be happy with scrumptious fish and chips. From the upstairs covered patio, dolphins are often seen cavorting in the deep channel. A flock of wild parrots, migrants from
have made homes in the palms swaying overhead.
A siesta on the Dan Blocker beach on the other side of PCH is a wonderful way to cap off this outdoor day. Bring your swimsuit, umbrella, and a good book and wait for sunset.
You can park in the Santa Monica Conservancy lot all day for seven bucks—such a deal!
Your friend will thank you for bringing them here.
Directions: Malibu SeafoodMarket 25653 Pacific Coast Highway is about 11/2 miles up the coast from
between and Malibu Canyon Kanaan Road. An MTA bus stop is there for
those who prefer not to drive.
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