Thursday, March 24, 2011


Growing up, I secretly pretended I was a small town girl. And every couple of years, I got to live out that fantasy. My dad's military career meant we didn't get to see my grandparents often, but between his assignments, we visited my grandparents in Forest Hill, Louisiana, population 304. During those times, I rode horses, learned to drive in a pasture, hung out with my cousins. Lots of cousins.

Piper Reed Rodeo Star is inspired by those sweet times. Piper and her sisters spend the Christmas holiday with their grandparents while their parents vacation in Paris. Piper is determined to have adventures while she is there. And wherever Piper goes, adventures follows. I hope you'll enjoy this new story with Piper and discover the virtues of small towns, too.