Author Judith Hennessey was active in the automobile industry for over 25 years, and also managed her own advertising agency. She is now a full-time writer. Her works have appeared in multiple magazines and newspapers, including the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She is actively involved in the film industry, and is executive producer of 20 Ways, an award-winning short film. She has enjoyed serving on the board of New Mexico Women in Film, and is a partner in the New Mexico based production company, White Crow Raven Productions. In addition, Hennessey is co-writer of the screenplay adaptation of First Rodeo. She and her husband live on an organic farm in central Missouri.
Fast paced and wildly entertaining, First Rodeo is filled with humorous scenes of city-girl gone country, encounters with handsome cowboys, the struggles of the creative process, and a powerful message: the greatest love of all is the love you have for yourself.
Kate, an attractive, thirty-five-year-old, workaholic, single mother, is in the business of pleasing others. At the top of her “yes” list is her sometimes surly and controlling boss: her father.
When a crisis at work spurs Kate to examine her life, she surprises everyone by taking her young son and heading where few high-heels have ever gone, Wyoming—home to more cows than humans. At Prickly Pair Ranch, Kate meets a young, sexy, bull-rider. He’s full of big dreams of training horses, and his passion fuels Kate’s dormant dreams of becoming an artist. As luck would have it, sparks fly and once again Kate shocks everyone, including herself, as she dares to experience the most romantic ride of her life.