Author has written 1 story for Twilight.
I stumbled onto fanfic by accident and it has become the worst mistake of my life, LOL, I do not get a thing done at home or at work, all I do is sit at this damn computer and read, I read the Twilight related Fanfic's because honestly they are the best!! When I do will myself away from the computer I do ride horses, mostly barrel race, so I am extremely competitive!! I work in the Mortgage Lending industry which honestly leaves me with alot of spare time during the day, I wish I could write a half way decent story because man I have alot of time sitting in this office. Pretty much I am a boring single gal with no life except for fanfiction and the occasional barrel race I go to on the weekends :-)
I just put my 1st fanfic out there for you guys, Gold Buckle Dreams! I hope you like it. I am going to post some links to the Rodeo Events and do my best to explain some terms to you guys as I progress with the chapters.
Thanks to my unofficial Beta StephieB! Girl you Rock!!
I am now on Twitter!! LOL here is a link to my page:
Here is a link to the Gold Buckle Dreams thread at twilighted.net:
The only rodeo events I plan on addressing in Gold Buckle Dreams are:
Barrel Racing - a link to wikipedia for a brief explanation -Here is a link to round 10 of Barrel Racing at the NFR
Steer Wrestling -Link to Steer Wrestling at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo
Calf Roping -Link to Calf Roping
Breakaway Roping -Link to Breakaway Roping -
Rodeo Queen's Contest - not really an event but I will post a link to Miss. Rodeo America's website.
Also I will mention the PRCA this is the Professional Rodeo Cowboy's Association. This is the governing body of organized professional rodeo. Here is a link to that website:
Alsot the governing body of Women's Professional Rodeo is the WPRA -
Chapter One - A Phoenix Rises From The Ashes
I reference a brand, for those of you that are not fimilar with brands, Phoenix actually has what is called a freeze brand, here is link, it has pictures. It is a very humane alternative to hot iron branding.
I also reference the NFR in Chapter One. The NFR is the National Finals Rodeo held at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, NV every December it is the Super Bowl of Rodeo if you will.
Chapter Three - Pool Halls and Old Friends
Link to Emmett's cross pendent from Bob Berg (I love Bob Berg's jewerly btw it is really cool) -
Llink to Emmett's Lucchese Boots -
I also mention High School Rodeo in this chapter here is a link to the National High School Rodeo Association -I high school rodeoed in Louisiana in the early 90's it is a great organization. Kept me out of alot of trouble LOL.
Chapter Five - Past Lives
I address a couple of breeds of horses in this chapter so here are the ones I talk about:
Quarter Horses -(Ironcially the horse in the picture of this link, is the same color as Phoenix)
I also talk about a horse named Dixie Dynamo, this horse never raced at the Kentucky Derby, but was however a real race horse in Louisiana that broke down at Louisiana Downs and had to be euthanized.
I talk about Thoroughbred's "breaking down" or breaking their legs on the track, here is a link to explain the injuries that occur -
Here is a link to the Kentucky Derby -
The Lonestar Arena in Stephenville, Texas -
Chapter Six - Diagnosis
I speak about Phoenix's suspensory tendon getting nicked, and scar tissue, this is the best link I could find explaining tendon injuries in horses -http://www.athletic-animals.com/tendon.htm If you have any questions as before just pm me I will be glad to answer anything. :-)
Chapter Thirteen - Merv the Perv
Link to Lauren's Bracelet:
American Quarter Horse Association:
Explanation of Horse Shows:
Chapter Fourteen - Farm Call
link to Edward’s boots:
Chapter Sixteen - It's a Date
Chapter Eighteen - Rodeo Time
Bella’s Ed Hardy shirt (I personally love this shirt!):
Bella’s Miss Me Jeans:
Bella’s Cadet Cap:
Chapter Nineteen - Gilbert FFA Open Rodeo Part I
Gilbert Rodeo Arena link:
Chapter Twenty - Gilbert FFA Open Rodeo Part II
Bella’s Charlie One Horse Hat (If anyone wants to get me a Christmas present or hell a just because present, I so want one of these hats!! LOL) -
Chapter Twenty One - Time Marches On
The Gold Coast in Las Vegas -
Chapter Twenty Three - Wedding Bells
The Wedding Chapel Rose and Emmett get married at:
Rose’s Wedding Dress:
Bella and Alice’s dresses:
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