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Native Horses

Native Americans originally traveled by shanks ponies–or on foot. Natives obtained their first horses from Spanish explorers in 1540. Some of those original horses escaped and turned wild and are now coined Mustangs. The first horse used by Natives, now having its own registry, is the American Indian Horse. Its ancestry consists of Spanish Barb, […]

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Girl In The Storm

It’s a party and you’re invited! HANNAH’S JOURNEY is coming to stores and e-retailers October 1. Join Carmen on Tuesday, October 3rd at 5:00-7:00 (Pacific Standard Time) for a racin’ good time celebrating the book’s release. All you have to do is hop onto Facebook during those hours and post a few comments to enter the drawings!  […]

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The Speckled Fish People

 Hannah’s Journey Book Launch is a month away! Planning is moving from a walk to a trot. A fast, long trot.  And you are the first to get all sneak peaks! The next several posts will deal with food, Native culture, horses and more that appear in Hannah’s Journey. The Speckled Fish People Today the […]

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West From the Cradle

Welcome, Brigid Amos! I’m excited to have Brigid Amos here today, friend and fellow Women Writing the West writer, and share West from the Cradle with you. I asked Brigid, “What is the inspiration behind this heroic tale of adventure and survival and you as a writer.” Brigid answered, “I have always been a writer.” […]

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Ruby, Maude and More!

Welcome, Nancy Oswald, Ruby, and Maude! I’m happy to announce the arrival of Nancy Oswald’s latest release, Trouble Returns. This book is full of mischief, humor, and, of course, the bond between a girl and her donkey. What inspired the Nancy Oswald to write her Ruby and Maude Adventure books? I love Colorado history and had […]

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A Stroll Through Tumwater Falls

Along the falls of the Deschutes River in 1962, the Olympia Tumwater Foundation (OTF) constructed a 15-acre park. The estate is rich in vegetation, trees, birds, bugs, and falls.           Located in the picturesque, historic city of Tumwater, Washington, the Deschutes River ends its 50-mile journey with an 82-feet tumble into […]

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