& Nancy Martin
For Ohio native Sunny McKillip, Mule Stop might as well be its own country, if not its own planet. After her mother’s recent death, Sunny moved to the small Texas town to be the administrative assistant to a dean of the local college. His immediate firing cut her position as well, but fate intervened when socialite and community powerhouse Honeybelle Hensley recruited Sunny as her own personal secretary. It was a position that soon evolved into being the personal assistant to Honeybelle’s beloved Texas cattle cur Miss Ruffles, a terrifying dog feared by most of Mule Stop.