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Welcome to my book barn!  The “Cowgirl Peg Book Series” currently includes seven entertaining books. The first six titles are written at an elementary level, but enjoyed by readers of all ages. The new, seventh book is a chapter book written for higher elementary through adult reading levels. I built the series by combining my love of horses and dogs with powerful character-building messages.   Beautifully illustrated by artist Pat Wiles, the books are nationally endorsed and highly recommended by parents, young readers, educators and counselors. Leaving a positive impact in the lives of thousands of young “Cowgirl Peg” fans is the biggest reward of all!

The characters in each of the following titles are real! Actual photos of myself as “Cowgirl Peg”, plus the animals in the stories, are included at the end of each book. 

Lonesome the Little HorseMy first book, Lonesome the Little Horse, is based on the true story
of a little horse that I rescued from neglect in 2001.  This beautiful
book offers young readers several important lessons, including
bullying/friendship and actions vs. consequences, that parents
regularly explain to their children. The very popular story is
used nationally in “Red Ribbon” Drug Awareness school programs. 


Isabelle Lives A DreamNext, I published Isabelle Lives a Dream, the story of a
young city girl with dreams of becoming a cowgirl.
Built around messages of goal-setting and responsibility,
the story follows Isabelle on a journey to Cowgirl Peg’s
ranch where her dream comes true. 

 

 

Lonesome the Little HorseShortstuff Bucks! arrived in 2005 as my third book.
Told by the horses, this story entertains readers
with humor, suspense and awesome artwork.
Shortstuff teaches children to always “believe in
themselves” when facing challenges and adversity.

 


 
Lonesome the Little HorseIn 2006, I wrote a book that truly came from my heart: 
Jazmine’s Incredible Story. This is the true story of Jazmine,
theGerman Shepherd who became my best friend and
constant companion. Previously an abused animal, she
appeared in hundreds of schools with me, meeting and “kissing”
more than 100,000 students. Creating her book truly tested
my writing skills.  It is a happy book, but delivers a
continuous, subtle message that “animals have feelings, too”. 

Lonesome the Little HorseOkey-Dokey Oakie joined the series in 2008. Many parents
and educators requested a book that would help children
deal with peer pressure. This story does that and more,
including messages about respect, kindness and making
smart choices. Beautifully illustrated, this animated story
is filled with imaginative dialogue between Cowgirl Peg and her horses. 



Great RaceCowgirl Peg & the Great Race arrived in 2011. It is a silly
reunion of all the main animal characters from each of the
previous books.  The horses -- Lonesome, Shortstuff, Lacey,
Wise Guy, Red and Okey – plus the dogs Jazmine, Harley
and Muffin share a humorous adventure at the ranch.
The story delivers a great message about the importance
of physical exercise and healthy eating along with teamwork.
It is a beautiful, entertaining book for kids and grown-ups of all ages! 

 

Misadventures CoverThe Adventures and Mis-Adventures of Cowgirl Peg, copyright 2018,
is now available. Many students in the higher elementary grades
requested a chapter book. My 93-year-old father encouraged me
to write a mini-autobiography detailing some of the many adventures
in my life. Writing about myself wasn’t easy, but the more I wrote,
the better it got.  It ended up being a very enjoyable project that resulted
in an entertaining, suspenseful book that includes great life lessons
for readers. And Pat Wiles, my illustrator, created an incredible cover
that is nominated for a national award.
 

 

Cowgirl Peg's school wardrobe is proudly donated by Wrangler.