My interview with Melinda Potter! (a fictional character)

“Give our readers a feel for who you are Miss Potter.”

             “You know very well who I am, or you wouldn’t be interviewing me. I get so tired of these Society Page blurbs. Do you have any idea what it is like whenever one of these articles gets published?”

“No. Why don’t you tell me?”

            “Suddenly, I am inundated with new want to be friends, I get an unbelievable number of investment solicitations, and marriage proposals from complete strangers.”

“As a member of the 2011 graduating class, what do you plan to do?”

            “Well, I am not going to Disney World, if that’s what you mean.”

  “Melinda, you have just invested nearly five years of your life earning a degree. What are you planning to do with it?”

             “For now I don’t plan to do much with it. I plan to take a long vacation and forget about it, and my interfering, over protective family.”

“Do you have destination in mind?”

             “Sure, but I am not going to tell you. I might just as well blab it to the world! The whole point is to get away, far away, where people don’t know me. Where people don’t know that I am the daughter of Benson Potter.”

“How soon are you planning on leaving Ohio?”

            “Not soon enough! My parents have a big graduation party scheduled at their country club. Oh! Here comes Lexie, if you want an interesting story, you should interview her. She will be traveling with me when I make my escape.

Meet Lexie by clicking on the Romance selection at the top of this blog, and selecting The Universal Search for Mr. Right. Look for this as an E-Book release the end of March 2012, and in print soon after. Stay tuned.

Reblog: From Behind the Eightball

     The Loss of Roxy touches all who were ever fortunate to see her beautiful seemingly effortless Freestyle Reining routines, bareback and bridle-less!

The following is a copy of a blog posted on my long time friend and horsewoman’s blog site.

Friday, February 10, 2012

“Don’t cry because it is over, smile because it happened.”

February 9, 2012
Heaven’s remuda improved by one fine mare on February 8, leaving this planet one short, with the passing of Roxy (aka Whizzards Baby Doll), best known as horsewoman Stacy Westfall’s bareback and bridleless mount. She sustained traumatic injury after apparently becoming cast in her stall sometime during the night of Feb. 5. Roxy was treated for two days at Valley View Animal Hospital in Dover,Ohio, before being humanely euthanized on Feb. 8. Roxy was due to foal in early March, and although a C-section was performed, the little sorrel stud colt proved too weak to survive.Roxy had a wide and varied career that included becoming the 2nd highest earning offspring of Whizard Jac, who was both NRHA futurity champion and USET champion. She won two All-American Quarter Horse Congress Championships and two Reserve Championships, the NRHA Futurity freestyle championship, and the Tulsa Reining Classic twice, to name just a few.

Roxy’s championship performance in the 2006 All American Quarter Horse Congress, with Stacy riding bareback and bridleless, went viral on the Internet and led to Roxy and Stacy appearing on the Ellen DeGeneres show. Roxy, ever the lady, gave Ellen a memorable ride before appearing before the live studio audience and accepting peppermints from Stacy.

Roxy leaves behind four offspring, all of whom were carried by recipient mares. She will be much missed by owner Greg Gessner, the Westfall family and everyone who valued watching the great trust and love shown between she and Stacy when they performed as one.

(check, search Stacey Westfall and Roxy, free style reining 2006)

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Wow! Dad brought me a new toy.

     I can’t pick up the new ball like I can with my jolly ball, but it rolls better in the snow. I sure wish the other horses were home to play too. I get lonely some times, but Dad pays a lot of attention to me. He scratches my back, throws by ball for me to chase, and he gives me yummy apple treats.

Mom is kind of strange. She is always pointing a strange black box at me. It makes a funny beeping sound. Then she says, “a good shot!” Maybe when the older horses get home they can translate some of my human foster parents confusing language. I know my name, they call me Bella, and I know “whoa darn it!” but that is a far as it goes. I guess that’s not too bad, I am only eight and a half months old. I will let you know when I learn more, and figure out my place around here.

Check out Author and Editor Jody Kihara

If you need an editor or an e-book formatted I recommend Jody Kihara She did a fantastic job on “Don’t Call Me Love.”

I will be sending her my adult romance novel before the end of the month. A friend who is reading the manuscript described it as a “cowboy romance” to some friends. I guess maybe it is. You can read an excerpt here under adult romance.

Register for a Free Kindle!

Check out sample reads are free for the Prelude to: Backyard Horse Tales 3 “Don’t call me Love” or purchase it for $0.99. Then go to and register for your FREE Kindle, just tell me what is at the end of chapter 1. Enter your e-mail and phone, address is a must if you win and are not able to pick up the Kindle in Valley City, Ohio. Drawing will be following  Valley Tack Shop’s Annual Midnight Sale on March, 30, 2012. More will be posted on this event soon.

Readers can also sample or purchase the e-book at this site has more options. Read Love’s tale on your PC, Nook, ipad,  and other e-readers.

Bully Awareness Week! Feb. 6-10

     Read Chelsea Love’s encounter with bullies in her pasture. The excerpt published on this blog under Backyard Horse Tales “Don’t Call Me Love” fits in well with this weeks focus.

All the Backyard Horse Tales have a message for our youngest readers, presented in an entertaining format.  The request from fans to Love’s tale is the reason for the release of the first four chapters of her story as an e-book.

The Prelude to: Backyard Horse Tales 3 “Don’t Call Me Love” has made its debut during bully awareness week!

This E-book is available now at and read a sample at either site. Purchase price $0.99.

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