National Day of the Cowboy by Victoria Vane

“Talk low, talk slow, and don’t say too much.” – John Wayne

The National Day of the Cowboy campaign was founded in 2004 as a way to contribute to preserve, protect and promote the cowboy and America’s rich and unique Western heritage. This commemorative event falls each year on the fourth Saturday of July. The campaign lobbies for the passage of the national resolution designating the fourth Saturday of every July a permanent celebration on the national calendar. The campaign believes in honoring cowboys and cowgirls for their enduring contribution and their courageous, pioneering American spirit.For more information on the scope of this day as a national event, go to



The lack of any real written law in the Wild West made it very important for cowboys to create their own code on how to live. These rules became known as the “Code of the West” – rules that were not written as statutes, but were always respected on the range.


• Live each day with honesty and courage.
• Take pride in your work. Always do your best.
• Stay curious. Study hard and learn all you can.
• Do what has to be done and finish what you start.
• Be tough, but fair.
• When you make a promise, keep it.
• Be clean in thought, word, deed, and dress.
• Practice tolerance and understanding of others.
• Be willing to stand up for what is right.
• Be an excellent steward of the land and its animals.



To honor our favorite cowboy heroes, fifty Western romance authors are getting together for a Celebration of all things Cowboy! Join us  on FACEBOOK on Saturday July 25th for a full day of cowboy fun. We will be offering a grand prize $200.00 Gift Card to BOOT BARN as well as individual giveaways from each participating author.


Victoria Vane  D’Ann Lindun Susan Fisher Davis Natalie Alder Sidda Lee Rain Lori King Sylvia McDaniel Lexi Post Cheyenne Meadows Kymber Morgan T.J. Kline Hildie McQueen Callie Hutton Tamara Hoffa Desiree Holt Kathleen Tighe Ball Em Petrova Amie Stuart Gem Sivad Christina Cole Randi Alexander Kathleen Rice Adams Marie Tuhart Rhonda Lee Carver Donna Michaels Amanda McIntyre Steph Berget Bochenek Becky McGraw Beth Ciotta Kirsten Lynn Holly Rutter Bush Jacquie RogersSyneca Featherstone Ken Farmer Maddie James Parker Kincade Diane Nelson /Nya Rawlyns Rebecca Schaefer/Sable Hunter Caroline Clemmons Michelle McLean Beth Williamson Jessie Evans Sandy Lea Sullivan Lilly Christine Brenda Jernigan Jacqui Nelson Sara Walter Ellwood

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VICTORIA VANE is an award-winning author of smart and sexy romance with works ranging from wild comedic romps to emotionally compelling erotic romance. Her books have received more than twenty awards and nominations to include the 2014 RONE Award for Treacherous Temptations and Library Journal Best E-Book romance of 2012 for The Devil DeVere series. She lives the beautiful upstate of South Carolina with her husband, two sons, a little black dog, and an Arabian horse.

10 Responses

  1. Barbara Monajem

    A great quote and a wonderful creed. And what a party you’re throwing!!