Judy Goodspeed, a graduate of East Central State College in Oklahoma, was a Junior High School teacher and coach for thirty years. She has been a contributing writer for local newspapers and has written articles for several national magazines. Publications include two non-fiction books and five children's picture books.
Get a glimpse of rodeo life from the days of tent camps and telegrams to the age of traveling in luxury horse trailers with built-in living quarters and cell phones. Read the true stories of eleven women who married prominent men of the rodeo. Some stayed at home while other went with their husbands on the rodeo circuit. A few were rodeo participants, themselves.
On August 1923 a gusher blew in, forever changing the lives of an Oklahoma farming community. Witness the birth and death of Papoose City, also known as Slick City. Experience the discovery of oil and the building of a gasoline plant. Then walk through the process of reclaiming the many acres of land damaged in the search for black gold. Follow the people who lived and worked there.
Can Emmitt sneak past Ike the Cat and avoid the sharp eyes of Baby Gracie in order to retrieve the perfect mouse-sized Santa Hat from one of the Christmas tree packages? [Children's Picture Book (Rated G) illustrated in full color | released by Dragonfly Publishing, Inc.]