Team Winning Writer ~ November Edition

Linda Wommack – “Confidentially Told in Brown’s Park” Wild West Magazine. Wild West History Association Six-shooter Award for Best Article for 2020.  We are inviting each of our WWW writing family to share awards and placings they have received for individual book titles, articles submitted and published in magazines or other periodicals. The achievements wouldContinue reading “Team Winning Writer ~ November Edition”

New Release ~ Falling Forward, a Woman’s Journey West by Pat Jurgens

When her mother dies in childbirth, Louisa at seventeen is thrust into adulthood.  She is suddenly responsible for running the farm household and caring for two younger siblings. Isolated in a late 1890’s Mennonite community with strict religious doctrine and expectations, she yearns to explore the “outside” world. She falls in love and marries Thomas,Continue reading “New Release ~ Falling Forward, a Woman’s Journey West by Pat Jurgens”

New Release ~ Dudes Rush In by Lynn Downey

I’ve been publishing books and articles about the history of the American West for thirty-five years, and have been reading historical fiction and historical mysteries for longer than that. Around my birthday in 2012 I put down the latest Alafair Tucker novel by Donis Casey and said to myself, “I wish I could write aContinue reading “New Release ~ Dudes Rush In by Lynn Downey”

New Release ~ Norske Fields by Anne Schroeder

“Write what should not be forgotten.” —Isabel Allende Norske Fields  A Novel Based on Southern California’s Norwegian Colony  As a young woman I saw a photograph of my grandfather, Oscar Olsen, watching county workers exhume the coffins of his six young sisters and brother from an old family cemetery at the corner of Moorpark andContinue reading “New Release ~ Norske Fields by Anne Schroeder”

Team Winning Writer

It seems like only a breath ago that we were at the 2020 WWW Conference, attending sessions, visiting in chat rooms, and congratulating the finalist and winners of the WILLA Literary Award, the LAURA Short Fiction Award, and DOWNING Journalism Award.  And now, through the Women Writing the West Blog, we look forward to showcasingContinue reading “Team Winning Writer”

Sara Dahmen is Hitting the Trail

In August 2017, Women Writing the West member, award-winning novelist, and coppersmith Sara Dahmen, accepted the invitation to volunteer as the WWW Blog Coordinator. During her tenure, she switched the hosting platform from Blogger to WordPress, which offers more customization features. However, for members who contributed to the Blogger platform, and for anyone who wantsContinue reading “Sara Dahmen is Hitting the Trail”

WWW Member Sarah Byrn Rickman Honored by Aviation Associations

Sarah Byrn Rickman, author of 9 books about the WASP — the Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II — has been doubly honored. Rickman has been named the recipient of the 17th Annual Combs-Gates Award from the National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF.)  In addition, she is one of several chosen for inductionContinue reading “WWW Member Sarah Byrn Rickman Honored by Aviation Associations”

NEW RELEASE: From Our Home To Yours: Homestead Vegetables – Rhubarb by Ann Edall-Robson

Rhubarb. Is it a fruit for a vegetable? In the pages of From Our Home To Yours: Homestead Vegetables – Rhubarb, the much-maligned, yet versatile rhubarb embarks on a culinary journey. Rhubarb is a vegetable, and one that has travelled the world to eventually riddle homesteads across the land. A mainstay for many of theContinue reading “NEW RELEASE: From Our Home To Yours: Homestead Vegetables – Rhubarb by Ann Edall-Robson”

Upcoming Non-Fiction Reveals Sanatorium Details

This week, we share WWW member Lynn Downey’s news about her new upcoming non-fiction book, Arequipa Sanatorium: Life in California’s Lung Resort for Women. Lynn’s grandmother was a patient at northern California’s Arequipa Tuberculosis Sanatorium in the 1920s, a place built exclusively to treat women with TB. Diagnosed with terminal TB in 1927, Lois Downey spentContinue reading “Upcoming Non-Fiction Reveals Sanatorium Details”