RANCH & BORDER

Ranch life. Seasoned with Cowboy Poetry

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August 7, 2020

For any beginning author, navigating the treacherous shoals of publishing in today’s over-crowded market is akin to surfing the Great Barrier Reef. Great fun, but you might drown, or have an integral body part eaten by a shark. About 2 percent of published books sell...

July 13, 2020

Finally! You’ve written the book. This may be a best seller. Eagerly you surf through Writer’s Digest sized volumes and internet sites for the very top agents in the industry. They’re all American of course. Great. You’ve always wanted to see New York. What do you do n...

June 8, 2020

Congratulations! You’ve decided to go for it, to put in the daily time to actually make that book happen. You’ve carved an hour or maybe even two out of your busy schedule, cleared your home office space of all those little chores that are going to get in the way of yo...

May 19, 2020

How does one make that leap from starry-eyed wannabe’, to serious butt-in-the-chair-author with a published dream on book store shelves? This three part blog series will share how David Griffith made that leap from serious cowboy to serious author.

April 27, 2020

There’s an expression in the investing world called, “talking your book.” It’s used for fund managers who try to convince clients that the securities they’re selling are a good buy. Today, I’m going to talk my book, albeit in a somewhat different arena. 

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April 7, 2020

While we maintain our segregated existence, I’ve decided to put every one of my e-books on sale for $1.99, about the price of a cup of coffee from today, April 6th until the end of the month. We’re calling it, “The Cabin Fever Sale.” You can access any or all of them f...

March 23, 2020

Returning back home from a writing holiday in Mexico was its own adventure, and now we are self-isolating on the ranch due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The good news though is that the first draft of 5th book in the Border Series is complete. Read more...

March 19, 2020

Though our costs and income levels may be different, there are striking similarities between Antonio’s situation and ours. Whether in Texas, Montana, or British Columbia, we all face hard times, and with the current upheaval in the world, the days ahead may be especial...

February 14, 2020

On the other side of a dirt track in the hill country of Guanajuato, Antonio, a local rancher is helping to build a stone wall. He also manages the house where we stay, so I’ve got to know him quite well. He speaks no English, and my Spanish is a work in progress, but...

January 31, 2020

Mexico! The country awakens a score of emotions. For those who live at least a few hundred miles from America’s southern border, the country is all about relaxation, a good time, a mellow sun, spectacular water, and food second to none. Unfortunately, my favorite place...

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Writing Your Book – Part 4 – Where is the Elusive Agent?