Title: The Watcher: Saddles and Secrets Series
Author: Shirley Penick 
Genre: Western, Contemporary Romance 
 
 
 
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Bobby and Chrissy were inseparable as kids, running wild in the neighborhoods of the small town in Wyoming. It was a great place to grow up and they promised each other, they would always be best friends. Right up until the day his family moved far, far away, for a better job.

Christina McMillan is working at a horse rescue ranch. She loves her job and it gives her a lot of time to think about life and her past. For some reason, thoughts of her long-ago friendship with Bobby keep popping into her head.

Rob Jenkins is back in the town he spent his early life in, stealthily looking for his best friend Chrissy. If only he knew her real name. How many names could Chrissy be short for? Lots and lots. When he luckily sees a woman that could be her, he follows, but doesn’t approach. His Chrissy didn’t know a thing about horses.

After watching for a few days, he determines it is her. Before he can approach, he’s arrested. When Christina finds out she’s furious. Not a great start to rebuilding a friendship.
 
 
 
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About Shirley
 
What does a geeky math nerd know about writing romance?That’s a darn good question. As a former techy I’ve done everything from computer programming to international trainer. Prior to college I had lots of different jobs and activities that were so diverse, I was an anomaly.

None of that qualifies me for writing novels. But I have some darn good stories to tell and a lot of imagination.

I have lived in Colorado, Hawaii and currently Washington. Going from two states with 340 days of sun to a state with 340 days of clouds, I had to do something to perk me up. And that’s when I started this new adventure called author. Joining the Romance Writers of America and two local chapters, helped me learn the craft quickly and has been a ton of fun.

My family consists of two grown children, their spouses, two adorable grand-daughters, and one grand dog. My favorite activity is playing with my grand-daughters!

When the girls can’t play with their amazing grand-mother, my interests are reading and writing, yay! I started reading at a young age with the Nancy Drew mysteries and have continued to be an avid reader my whole life. My favorite reading material is romance in most of the genres, but occasionally other stories creep into my to-be-read pile, I don’t kick them out.

Some of the strange jobs I have held are a carnation grower’s worker, a trap club puller, a pizza hut waitress, a software engineer, an international trainer, and a business program manager. I took welding, drafting and upholstery in high school, a long time ago when girls didn’t take those classes, so I have an eclectic bunch of knowledge and experience.

And for something really unusual… I once had a raccoon as a pet.

 
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