Lindsay McKenna has led a full life, and it’s still going strong. She broke a wild horse at age 12, took flying lessons at 17, and joined the Navy in 1964. And, those are only a few of her accomplishments. Because of her military service, Lindsay McKenna is sensitive to military experiences. She writes what she knows, and she knows about veterans and PTSD. She has written so many novels dealing with military and mercenary subjects, she earned the nickname “Top Gun of Women’s Military Fiction.”
Because of her military service, Lindsay McKenna is sensitive to military experiences. She writes what she knows, and she knows about veterans and PTSD. She has written so many novels dealing with military and mercenary subjects, she earned the nickname “Top Gun of Women’s Military Fiction.”
But Lindsay McKenna knows about horses too. Her new books, the Wind River Valley series, deal with horses and ranching life. Because Lindsay has been around horses all her life, has even owned her own ranch where she bred and raised Arabians, I wanted to have her on the show.
Behind the Scenes
Lindsay is a wonderful storyteller. A funny thing about the interview. I have recorded over 100 different shows now and, as many of you know there has been an occasional glitch. Most have been minor problems with volume or a poor phone line. This podcast took two tries. Lindsay McKenna tells the story of being struck by lightning when she was nine. It’s an amazing tale. After our first conversation, when I went to edit the audio, as soon as gets to the part in the tale where the lightning strike takes place, there’s nothing but static.
Two days later I request another interview. Lindsay graciously agrees. We have another great conversation. Near the end, I ask her to once again relate the lightning bolt story. No more than thirty seconds in, the line goes dead. We reconnect several times with the same result. You’ll hear part of what happens on the podcast.
Military Adventure Romance
Now, I must admit, I’m not a romance novel reader. Lindsay McKenna created a whole new genre called Military Adventure Romance. Most of you know I listen to quite a few books on Audible. She has several there (Lindsay McKenna has written over 175 books and sold over 23 MILLION copies worldwide!). Almost all the ratings were 4 and 5 stars. Her new book is Wind River Rancher. We talk about the inspiration and reason behind the story. She sent me a copy and I’m looking forward to reading it.
Welcome to the Whoa Podcast about Horses and Horsemanship. My name is John Harrer. I began the podcast in 2012 because I wanted to learn more about horses and horsemanship. Talking with great horseman and women about their lives with horses and the history of horsemanship is my passion.
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