I’m honored to be writing a story for Harlequin’s wonderful ‘More Than Words’ program.
Here’s how it works: Harlequin runs a big contest, looking for people who do some uncommon and innovative good in their community and, often, nationally and even internationally. Winners are chosen, and then a group of writers are assigned stories, inspired by the work those wonderful women do. Harlequin rewards each organization a sizable donation. I am privileged to be patterning my story, “Queen of the Rodeo”, after Jeanne Greenberg, who started an organization called SARI, in memory of her daughter, of the same name. Sari was a Downs Syndrome child, and the absolute delight of her dedicated family. After her passing, Jeanne started her therapuetic riding program, matching horses with children who would benefit from riding. It is a sacred thing, the communion between an animal and a person, and Jeanne’s work, as far as I’m concerned, is holy.
Watch the website and your email box for more information on the 2007 edition of ‘More Than Words’. I’ll keep you posted.