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Cowboys. Gotta love 'em, right? That's why I married one - and write about others and their sweethearts, whether they live in 1800s Colorado or on a modern California ranch. A background in rodeo journalism helps me add a bit of cowboy reality to those stories.

The Rocky Mountains offer rich settings for my historical novels, from actual cities with Wild West history to fictional towns tucked into the fold where granite ramparts meet grassy plains.

Along with Blue the Cowdog and mouse detectors Annie and Oakley, I've also collected three "Bestseller" labels for novellas in Barbour collections, and a Will Rogers Gold Medallion for Western Inspirational Fiction.

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Davalynn Spencer I love living vicariously through my characters, enjoying the settings in which they dwell, and learning to trust the Lord for the faith and fresh…moreI love living vicariously through my characters, enjoying the settings in which they dwell, and learning to trust the Lord for the faith and fresh hope He promises to provide.(less)
Davalynn Spencer First of all, Cintia, I apologize for just now seeing this question. A definite breakdown somewhere in my notification system! However, your question…moreFirst of all, Cintia, I apologize for just now seeing this question. A definite breakdown somewhere in my notification system! However, your question strikes a chord in many hearts.

My answer in a nutshell: Write anyway.

(And read Allen Arnold's book, The Story of With.)

My long drawn-out answer: If you are driven/called/pulled/inspired to write, then you are a writer. The world will always discourage you. Stop listening to it. Rather than being killed "a little every day," stir up that gift that trembles for release and put pen to paper or fingertips to keyboard "a little every day." Fight back.

The words that form on the paper or screen don't have to be perfect or even imaginative. They just have to be there and then you can start working with them.

Yes, there is a lot of competition. Yes, there are rejections by the minute, but write anyway. Are you writing novels or articles? Big or small? May I suggest that you start small? Find an outlet for a short story or perhaps a creative nonfiction piece. Write a letter to the editor, a column for the newspaper. Take a writing course at a local junior college. Join writers' groups, attend conferences, find a mentor and follow him/her. (I suggest Randy Ingermanson if you want to write fiction.)

Seek and you will find. Knock - and keep knocking until the door opens. Don't quit. Never give up. I know this sounds cliche and platitudinal (now there's a new word!). But cliches become cliches for a reason: they're usually true.

So what if there are a lot of writers. Don't worry about them. Just write.(less)
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Ike was my husband’s rodeo clown mule.


Yes, we had Mike and Ike. In the picture above, you can see the former treating the latter to a cowboy pedicure.


A few years earlier, Mike’s uncle Charlie Booth saved Ike from the killer-pen because he knew good horse+ flesh when he saw it. The little mule turned out to be a great rodeo-parade and grand-entry mount.


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