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New Release: ANSWER CREEK by WWW member Ashley Sweeney

Nineteen-year-old Ada Weeks confronts danger and calamity along the hazard-filled journey to California. After a fateful decision that delays the overlanders more than a month, she—along with eighty-one other members of the Donner Party—finds herself stranded at Truckee Lake on … Continue reading

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The Spanish Flu : Guest Post by Margaret Hanna

It began as a rumour. People overseas were dying of a new disease. No one gave it much thought. It was summer of 1918. Millions of young men had already died in the Great War. The death of a few … Continue reading

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In a new collection of essays titled Slow Arrow: Unearthing the Frail Children, WWW member Kathryn Winograd braids together the pressing environmental issues of today with the sacred and profane intersections of the human and the natural world. She explores … Continue reading

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The Peralta Adobe

Guest Blog Post by WWW Member Linda Ulleseit. Learn more about Linda by visiting her author website and pick up one of her books, too! San Jose is the oldest city settlement in California. It was founded in 1777 when … Continue reading

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NEW RELEASE: Mortal Music by WWW Member Ann Parker

San Francisco music-store owner Inez Stannert has a past that doesn’t bear close inspection, including running a saloon in the wide-open silver boomtown of Leadville, Colorado. But those times are gone, it’s now winter 1881, and her music store is … Continue reading

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What Happened at the FALLCON Trade Show & Conference?

By WWW Member Doris Baker Thanks to all WWW members who participated in the Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association trade show in October. As you’ll recall, all WWWers were given the opportunity to have their books displayed at the … Continue reading

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San Antonio’s Briscoe Western Art Museum: As Reported by WWW Member Mary Trimble

While in San Antonio, Texas to attend the 2019 Women Writing the West conference, we toured the amazing Briscoe Western Art Museum. It was a tour to remember. The museum is housed in a renovated historical building, a 1930s structure … Continue reading

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