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Top 15 Reference Texts: Bride Train series

I used these books a lot in creating the Bride Train series. They’re just a small portion of my reference library, which to date includes more than 493 books.

One wall of reference books -- the best form of wallpaper :)

One wall of reference books — the best form of wallpaper 🙂

As an author, one can never have enough reference texts. I mean, who doesn’t need a pirate dictionary? (that one’s #266, The Pirate Dictionary: 15th to 18th centuries. #346 is “A Complete Idiot’s Guide to Pirates)

Back in the Day: 101 things you need to know how to do Powell, Michael 978-1741-107340 2008
Bannack: Foundation of Montana (photoessay) Montana Fish, Wildlife & Game 978-0-9753654-0-1 2004
Character Naming Sourcebook: Writer’s Digest Kenyon, Sherrilyn 978-1-58297-920-5 2005
Character Traits: A Writer’s Guide Edelstein, Linda N, PhD 978-1-58297-390-6 2006
Characters & Viewpoint Card, Orson Scott 0-89879-927-9 1988
Cowboy at Work, the: All About His Job and How He Does It Ward, Fay E 0-8061-2051-7 1958/ 1987
Cowboy Lingo: Dictionary of the American West Adams, Ramon F 978-0-618-08349-7 63/00
Everyday Life in the Wild West: 1840-1900, Writer’s Guide Moulton, Candy 0-89879-870-1 1999
Illustrated Guide to 96 Horse Breeds of North America Dutson, Judith 1-58017-612-7 2005
Montana Road & Recreation Atlas (detailed) Benchmark Maps 978-0-929591-66-7 2008
Oral Sex she’ll never forget: 50 positions Sonia Borg, PhD, MA, MPH 1-59233-391-5 2010
Original Roget’s International Thesaurus, 5th ed (by type) Chapman, Robert L, ed 0-06-270046-4 1992
Oxford Thesaurus of English Oxford University Pre 0-19-860862-4 2004
Ride ’em Cowgirl!: sex position secrets for better bucking Allison, Dr Sadie 978-0-9706611-3-5 2007
The Complete Guide to Sexual Positions: a sensual guide to lovemaking Steward, Jessica 91718199-9 2007

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