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The best way to begin is with an introduction – and to remind all of you to find your life purpose and never give up on your dreams!

I'm Linda Houle, author, publisher, and owner of Westwind Dreams Ranch. Daring to dream took me around the world and back, then dropped me off in London, Texas. I think I'll stay awhile, because I've found a retreat like no other! In this beautiful natural setting, where the deer and the antelope play, creativity flows and wonderful things happen.  

Dreams – that's what it's all about. Finding your purpose – doing something you love – reaching your goals – getting the most out of life. Living your dreams in joy and abundance, and also helping others along the way. Just like many of you, one of my dreams was to become a writer. Some day...that's what I always told myself...some day... I always knew when the time was right, I'd accomplish that goal.

Life unfolded, and I experienced many things as I traveled all over the world. I climbed the Leaning Tower while I explored Italy, visited the Tower of London, and had some crazy adventures in other parts of Europe. I've stood atop a frozen glacier in Alaska, and ventured inside an active volcano in Hawaii, watching hot lava ooze toward me. I explored caves, hiked through America's National Parks, and snorkeled in a variety of exotic locations – I even got to shake hands with an octopus in Tahiti!

An entrepreneur from a young age, I made money in a variety of creative ways to finance my adventures. Independence is liberating, but does require a lot of hard work and perseverance. The trick is to be flexible, but never give up. Sychronicity played a role too, always steering me in the direction I needed to go. Nudging me to meet new people and try new things.

Now as I sit here at Westwind Dreams in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, enjoying my own exotic wildlife ranch/retreat, I'm thinking about that long ago dream of mine. And also a goal I set several years ago. That "some day" finally happened, and I wrote and published several novels – but not just that, I co-founded a Publishing company so that I could also help other authors achiever their dreams. And I set a goal for us to have 100 authors at the end of two years.

Guess what? We did it! Lisa and I started L&L Dreamspell a little over two years ago, and we've grown into a company that includes a team of over 100 talented writers. At this moment we have close to fifty books in print with dozens more in various stages of production.  

It's amazing to look back and see how the many things I've wanted to accomplish have come to fruition – and what a great feeling to help others achieve their dreams too! And there's more to come – stay tuned for continued exciting news and adventures from Linda at Westwind Dreams...


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