Friday, December 12, 2008


I was going to wait until after Christmas to post a picture of my new book cover since it won't be available until January 5, but I couldn't wait. It's a pretty bold and exciting cover. High Country isn't a western in the usual sense. Yes, it takes place mostly on a ranch and there are horses, but it's a contemporary story that begins in California when Laura and her cousin Bruce inherit their elderly great aunt's house and all the boxes and clutter she's collected over nearly a century of living. One of those boxes contains a few shocking documents; Laura's late father's will leaving her a half share in an Idaho ranch, a baptism certificate, and a marriage certificate with Laura's name on it.

Wednesday my oldest grandson became an Eagle Scout. I hope you don't mind my bragging a little, but I'm awfully proud of him. Yes, that's a real eagle.

I only have a handful of Christmas cards left to send out. I wish I could send Christmas greetings to all my friends and family, but since that isn't possible, I'm wishing you all a Merry Christmas with a little help from my grandson, Brandon who is checking out the nutcracker's bite.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good bite.


An AZ Girl in TX said...

Love the picture with the Eagle! I can't even imagine getting to stand that close to one!!! Wow!

Oh and I'm very excited for the new book!!! !!! ;^)

Adorable Nutcracker picture-
Merry Christmas!

Tristi Pinkston said...

That is a great cover. I'm just amazed at that real eagle. Where did they get it?

Jennie said...

The guy who owns the Eagle has an extensive background in wildlife work. The bird, named Liberty, was brought to him when it was found still alive after hitting a powerline. He mended the broken wing, but it was so badly injured it couldn't fly well enough to feed itself. He does a regular program for the Salt Lake City zoo in the summer. He keeps a hood on it around people except under carefully controlled conditions. He kept it tethered to his gauntlet during the court of honor.

Doran & Jody said...

Good luck on the scout. I missed out on that stuff. All girls in our family.

Stephanie said...

Congrats on the eagle scout! That's always exciting!
BTW I cannont wait until your new book! It looks very exciting! Just a few more days and then I get the Ruby and can read that one! :)

Carol said...

Carol said... I am very excited to read your new book. I enjoyed reading the "blurb" about it and think it sounds like just what I need to forget the cold winter and gray skies.