Sunday, February 26, 2012

For this cowgirl, no Sunday could have been better!  This is my new friend Festivo.  He's a world famous Spanish horse-  a PRE stallion who won the title MEJORES MOVIENTOS (Best Movement) in three competitions.  He was brought to the States about four months ago by a friend of mine and I'm honored she's letting me spend some time with him.  Today I brought him a blanket with The Wild Rose Press logo on it to see how it looks.  He's going to wear it in the April Equine show in Ohio.  For someone used to horses in Texas with western saddles, this was a new experience for me and I have to admit I'm a little in love.

Festivo has a great personality, he is handsome and he knows it.  He has a sparkle in his eye that tells you he knows exactly how good looking he is and that he has your heart in his hand.

This handsome guy is owned by Aisling Sporthorses.  If for some reason, you get near the horse show in April look him up!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Fingers crossed!  We will know on Tuesday if "The Chauffeur Wore An Evening Gown" won this impressive award or not.  The CAPA, as it is known,  is sponsored by The Romance Studio and is for excellence in romance each year.  I'm honored just to be nominated.  If you check out their site, I'm in some pretty impressive company.

Whether you are a romance writer or reader, Tuesday is our holiday!  Despite the commercial aspects of it, despite the Hallmark-forced type of feelings - it still is the one day a year when everyone wants to be someone's Valentine.  

I've been with my husband for 29 years this year so we've had our share of Valentine's Days.  Hard to believe the man who was my Valentine at 19 is still by my side.  The words "grow old with me" take on new meaning as the years pass. Watching my sons, especially my youngest who is enjoying his very first Valentine at that tender age of 16 is such a delight and brings back so many memories of teenage romance.  My older two sons have already done their turns at buying the roses and chocolates and are pros at it now. Being the mother of three sons allows me this inside look at romance from the male perspective.  Very enlightening!

Whatever your thoughts on Valentine's Day - here's hoping yours is full of roses, chocolate and love.