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Honey is busy doing the cowboy thing — breeding and branding cattle, horse training, and taking care of the dudes … that is, the ranch guests. Sally and Honey take over management of the ranch due to Bud’s worsening condition and do a good job of booking guests for the summer and keeping the ranch running smoothly. Honey is growing up fast … and Sally has a big surprise for him!
Expectations is the fifth book in the Adventures of a Young Cowboy series, with many more to come.
Young Adult Fiction
Honey meets his brand new daughter for the first time! Enjoy the antics at the ranch while everyone settles in with the new baby, including Grandpa Bud getting a baby carrier for his four-wheeler and Honey’s sister, Betty, becoming a nanny for the little one.
During the long, cold winter, Honey deals with the loss of his donkey, Matilda, badly frostbitten toes, and breaking in a troubled new hand. Finally a Chinook wind blows in, signaling spring and the arrival of summer guests.
Frozen is the sixth book in the Adventures of a Young Cowboy series, with more to come.
Follow our young cowboy friend while he works his summer job at a dude ranch where he picks up the nickname “Honey” — a moniker he doesn’t much like. He also find himself with a girlfriend — a situation he does like.
“Honey” is the second book in a series that follows our young friend on his journey into manhood, which includes nightly kissing practice with his girlfriend Sally.
Ranching is hard work, and it gets harder for Honey as he becomes foreman. There are cows and horses to feed and calves to be taken care of — especially during the hard winter. And with Bud’s illness, everyone has to take on more work. From horse thieves to bears to poachers — Honey has his hands full. But he keeps in mind the old saying … things always work out the way they’re supposed to. Not to mention the big day — he and Sally get married!
Intruders is the fourth book in the Adventures of a Young Cowboy series, with many more to come.
Join Honey on his continuing adventures of becoming a cowboy. He finally graduates from high school … “I didn’t graduate with honors, but it was an honor to graduate” … and takes on more responsibility at his summer ranch job, continues his relationship with his girlfriend Sally, and has many surprises in store for him –some good and some not so good.
Surprise! is the third book in the Adventures of a Young Cowboy series, with many more to come.
Muddy Waters, whose real name is Dusty, is an old one legged cowboy who is perfectly happy living alone on his small ranch. He likes tending his cows and his garden and being self-sufficient. But he is kind of hiding –from the likes of a woman named Virginia.She’s wanting to make amends for something happened years previously, while Muddy still holds a grudge.
Virginia may have broken his heart, but he’s not about to put up with a woman that does too much thinking and not enough listening. He’s quite comfortable being alone.Besides, he’s too old to change. He’s happy on his ranch and with who and what he is. But the he gets a letter from an old friend telling him to “LOOK OUT!” Whatever could that mean?
Fiction for Older Children
When Alec receives the Black Stallion’s first son as a gift, he believes his dreams have come true, but Satan’s savage arrogance makes him dangerous and unpredictable. Still, Alec is resolved to gain the fiery colt’s trust, even if he must risk his life to do it.
Meet Will Claxton, the loner, as he works his way across the West looking for long-term work, preferably north in the summer and farther south in the winter, where it’s warmer. Along the way, he runs into trouble and could end up with the nick-name “jailbird.”
In his own words, “I didn’t know where I was going, but had begun to think that working on the dude ranch in the winter, branding calves in the spring, and packing salt during the summer might not be a bad plan for the next few years. And I just have to take some time and learn how to cook!”