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Saddle Up for a Western Trail Ride – Meet your trail boss!

This summer you’ll have the opportunity to get a box set of 13 westerns. You’ll find modern horror, romance, traditional, crime and more. Some are sweet and sassy while others will make you shiver or force you to guess who committed the crime. From skin walkers to corrupt ranchers, you’ll fall in love with the west one more time. I want you to meet these talented people before you saddle up. You can join in some of the action by joining The Tales From Big Country Reader Group on Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2250671755252059/ Here are two more authors who will inspire you! The first author included pictures of her work space and a very clever helper.

Meet Lori L. Robinett

I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. For me, it was a natural progression. I devoured books like The Black Stallion, My Friend Flicka, and Summer Pony like crazy and eventually started writing stories of my own. Those first stories often included horses and centered around me coming into a boatload of money and owning my own horse ranch. I even sketched out plans and wrote detailed pedigrees for my fictional ranch. Now, I write about the Diamond J, which is the grown-up version of those stories written by 12 years old me.

Finding Clarity – This will be part of this summer’s new box set, Tales From Big Country. Here is a sneak peek.

Lark Gates leaves Michigan and her con-man ex-husband in the rear view mirror and retreats to the Diamond J Ranch where she grew up. After the humiliation of her divorce, she hopes to use her summer break from teaching to go back to her roots and find the person she used to be. Ryker Stewart has returned to Wilder to take over the local large animal vet clinic, and is focused on proving to everyone (and himself!) that he can build a successful practice.  When he responds to an emergency call about one of the Diamond J’s prize quarter horse mares having labor problems, he works shoulder-to-shoulder with a beautiful blond stranger to deliver the striking foal. After the foal hits the ground, Lark looks at Ryker and is shocked to recognize the former high school quarterback who wouldn’t give her the time of day when they were growing up. Will Lark find the peace she seeks, or will she discover a whole new future at the Diamond J?

Who is your favorite western hero or movie and why?

Tombstone. I love the costumes – the dusters, the cowboy hats; the setting – dust-filled streets, saloons, green-felted tables; and the sounds – boots on wooden sidewalks, the jingle of spurs. Everything about that movie draws me in.

If you could have dinner with anyone in the past who would it be and why?

I don’t have a name, but I’ve read bits and pieces about women librarians who traveled the West. They’re an unusual breed, and I’d love to know more about what they experienced and how they were treated.

Where is one of your favorite western locations.

Tin Cup, Colorado. Several years ago, my husband and I took our daughter to Colorado for vacation. Salida was our home base. One day, we rented a Wrangler and navigated Tin Cup Pass. The entire time, I kept imagining what it would be like to make that trip by horseback or wagon. When we rose above the tree line and looked out at the rocky path in front of us, it was like being on another planet, far away from civilization, totally alone in the world. I’ve never forgotten that feeling.


I’ve always enjoyed reading, even as a child.  I grew up reading Science Fiction and Westerns.  Louis L’Amour was my favorite Western writer.  The west, wild west has so much history, from gunfights, Indians, outlaws and the country.  I wanted to become a writer and give back to those who enjoy reading. I’ve written a number of other books you might find interesting.

Here is what you can expect in my latest book which will be included in Tales From Big Country. Sorry. No book cover for the new one just yet.

Sheep Wars.  Pike’s life changed when he came home from the Civil War and found his wife and son murdered.  He became a drunk, gambler and gunfighter drifting from one town to the next.  His life didn’t have any purpose.  Was his life worth living?

     Cathy inherited a sheep ranch in Wyoming.   Big Johnson owned the largest cattle ranch, but he wanted more.  He wanted Cathy’s ranch. World’s collide, sparks ignite, death follows when Pike rides into town.  Could Cathy and Pike find love?  Will Big conquer and dominate the territory?   

My favorite western hero and movie is The Outlaw Josey Wales.  Josey’s family was killed during the Civil War, and it changed his life.  He never gave up during the war.

Tierney asked me if I could have dinner with anyone in the past who would it be and why? My answer was Jesus.  It would be amazing watching Him perform miracles and changing people’s lives.

Then another question was If I suddenly found myself on the run what message would I leave behind for loved ones?  “Look for me on the beach.  In Belize.”

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One Response

  1. Awesome interviews, Tierney, as always. I love Lori’s answer about the women librarians. So awesome, but I especially love Wes’ answer. I mean, wouldn’t be awesome to sit and visit with Jesus.

    TALES FROM BIG COUNTRY is such a good collection. I’m so very proud to be one of it’s authors.

    Thanks for the interviews!

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