This August I had the wonderful opportunity of visiting my friend, Marisue Potts, on her ranch near Matador, Motley County, Texas. We met via the internet when I had the temerity to email her, and ask if she would mind answering a few questions about ranching. There I was, a complete stranger, someone who has never set foot on a cattle ranch, never mind Texas. Without hesitation she agreed, and our years-long friendship started.
Marisue has been an invaluable help and source to me. The complexity of ranching was patiently set out for me, and the fascinating region of the Texas Panhandle was described in detail, enabling me to get a better understanding of the setting of my novels.
We spent a couple of wonderful days together, and below are some pictures I took while been toted around her ranch.