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In the 1960s, when I was still a young teenager, I watched many iconic western TV shows with my dad and soon i fell in love with cowboys and the Old West. I had always loved horses and eventually talked my citified parents into buying my first one. My experience caring for my horses and riding them would one day help me when I became a writer, but that wouldn’t happen for decades. I grew up dreaming of marrying a rancher and living in a world with lots of horses, but I ended up with a sweet computer geek who’s scared of them. He was the right one for me, though, and next year we’ll celebrate our 40th anniversary.

Even though things didn’t go as I’d dreamed, God opened up the fictional realm of ranches, cowboys, and the Old West as He led me into the world of writing. Today, I pen stories of lawmen, ranchers, and feisty women who find themselves in dire circumstances. I never once dreamed of becoming an author when I was young, but God had something special in store for this math-loving girl who hated English and history--writing historical fiction. I firmly believe that God dreams bigger dreams for us than we can dream for ourselves. We just have to step out of the way and let Him take over.

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Thanks for stopping by!

Vickie McDonough


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