Host: Nancy Pitchford Zhe Co-Host Bobbi Jean Bell with Mike Dowler on the board
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Guests: Western fiction author Jim Christina and wife Gerry Christina
Play List: Tom Corbett: CD Tonight I Ride
*Here Comes the Border
*Flip Flop Fingers
Mountain Saddle Band: CD The Heart Of A Cowboy
*The Heart Of A Cowboy
*Forty and Found
Nancy and Bobbi chat with Western fiction series author Jim Christina regarding his newest novel, A Long Ride to Morning. This is the prequel to his Hunter Tales series, and in this book we meet two of the series’ main characters as young men, Bobby Malloy and Jeff Stryker. This is their coming of age adventure. Beginning in Waco, TX their journey takes them to New Mexico and Arizona Territory. In addition, we talk horses, tack/gear, historical accuracy, and more!
Some of our questions:
*Where does this book fit in with your others?
*How did you come up with these characters?
*What is it about the West – and particularly the Arizona Territory – that interests you?
*Why this time period – 1880-1900?
*Tell us about the Circle J Ranch – it appears in several of your books.
*Tell us about your favorite Appaloosa, Roseman, the inspiration for the book, Requiem for an Appaloosa
*What are you working on next?
Meet Jim Christina at the Buckaroo Book Shop at the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, Sat. April 20 and Sun. April 21. He’ll speak Sat. from 11:30 – 11:50. For festival info www.cowboyfestival.org 
Click the link above to hear the whole show and Jim’s answers. Tune in every week for Around the Barn, right here on your Hometown Station, AM 1220 KHTS.
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