Sometimes an author needs to give their characters something interesting to do. Sometimes, authors use real places for those fictional characters and plot lines. Tidewater Winery in Drumright, Okahoma is one of those places I used in my Oklahoma Nights series in THREE WEEKS WITH A BULL RIDER. Readers might remember Jace giving his buddy Tucker grief because instead of riding in a local rodeo, Tuck has to go on a double date to a wine tasting at a winery in Drumright. Well, guess where I am! That’s right–I’m at that very winery. Little did I know while I was writing Three Weeks with a Bull Rider and my Oklahoma Nights Series that just a couple of years later, I’d be in the very location I was writing about! The history of the building and the entire town is fascinating. Look it up if you’re into that. It seems Drumright was big in oil and oil magnate John D. Rockefeller built the Tidal School for the oil refinery workers’ children in 1920. That building is now used by the winery. Yes, this New Yorker is in Oklahoma and enjoying the tastes of the local fare, which include locally grown and bottled wine […]
DOWNLOAD WALLPAPER The October 2015 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper is all about my author news and Events! One notable event is happening Oct 24th. Remember my Oklahoma Nights book, One Night with a Cowboy, set in Oklahoma and featuring Tucker and Becca who have their first date at Joseph’s Fine Foods and have a ‘heated’ discussion regarding Joseph’s signature and now infamous fried bologna sandwiches? Well 3 years later, the town council of Drumright has officially recognized Oct 24th as National Bologna Day in Drumright and I’ll be there to celebrate! Sept 30 – Oct 4 NINC Conference, St Pete, FL Oct 10 – NJ Fiction Writers Monthly Meeting, Edison, NJ Oct 23 – 9 am Radio Interview Listen Live on KUSH1600 Oct 24 – National Bologna Day Events, Drumright, OK (including a media event, booksigning, and costume party all held at the Tidewater Winery and Joseph’s Fine Foods). Local OK readers (and wine and bologna lovers) join me for the fun!
Three Weeks With A Bull Rider, which released Tuesday, inspired April’s hot cowboy quote wallpaper. In bull riding, a sport where 30 is getting “old”, Jace is feeling very smug and wise when he says to Tara (only 22 years old), “You don’t go to a boy to do a man’s job.” To read the rest of the scene, visit the Excerpt page. Then grab a JPG for your computer or your Facebook Header Image, and feel free to share! QUOTE Widescreen 1024×640 800×500 Standard Screen 1024×768 800×600 CALENDAR Widescreen 1024×640 Standard Screen 1024×768