New Release ~ Mercy and Madness by Beverly Lionberger Hodgins

Born among the rolling green hills of New Richmond, Ohio, Mary Archard was a thinker and achiever from the beginning. This can-do attitude must have run through her blood, for several branches of her family living in the villages of New Richmond, Batavia, Amelia, and in the city of Cincinnati, had been significant contributors toContinue reading “New Release ~ Mercy and Madness by Beverly Lionberger Hodgins”

2021 WILLA Literary Award Winners and Finalists

Women Writing the West® (WWW) is proud to announce the 2021 WILLA Literary Award competition Winners and Finalists, representing the best of 2020 published literature for women’s or girls’ stories set in the North American West. WWW, a nonprofit association of writers and other writing professionals writing and promoting the Women’s West, is the underwriter andContinue reading “2021 WILLA Literary Award Winners and Finalists”

Literature For All

Why adjust The WILLA Literary Award categories? Romantic fiction has been around since the 18th century, but it was Jane Austen who set the world on fire with a new form of fiction focusing on the lives and everyday struggles of female protagonists–particularly their romantic lives. Pride and Prejudice, published in 1811, did not identifyContinue reading “Literature For All”

Summer Workshop

Have you registered for WWW’s  FIRST Summer Workshop?The very successful author, Christina Dodd once said, ‘Submitting your work is like getting on stage, pulling down your pants, and asking for comments.’ Pitching is the same. Let’s face it; the thought of it is enough to make the strongest shudder and run.  Ahhh yes, we’ve allContinue reading “Summer Workshop”

New Release ~ Square Corners A Horsewoman’s Story by Deb Donley

Growing up feminist, a tenacious woman struggles to become a successful horse trainer, loves and loses her cowboy husband, and fights through panic attacks to resume her career.  This memoir is filled with extraordinary horses, dedicated students, and the ever-present ranch dogs.  Square Corners A Horsewoman’s Story is available in paperback and e-Book . DebContinue reading “New Release ~ Square Corners A Horsewoman’s Story by Deb Donley”

New Release ~ Rescuing Samantha by Heidi Thomas

With dreams of raising Thoroughbreds, Samantha Moser leases the Montana ranch that once belonged to her great grandmother, a trail-blazing rodeo cowgirl. After back-breaking work to fix up the abandoned, dilapidated ranch and a disastrous blizzard, her fiancé lacks the courage that runs in Samantha’s blood, and he leaves her. Struggling with shattered dreams, aContinue reading “New Release ~ Rescuing Samantha by Heidi Thomas”

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”

NEW RELEASE: Lillian’s Legacy by WWW Member Carmen Peone

Lillian Gardner, a healer in the making using natural medicines, is certain she is the black sheep of the family. In an attempt to prove she is of value, she sets off into the wilds of Eastern Washington and Indian Territory with Doctor Mali Maddox, an elderly Welsh female physician whose husband has recently passedContinue reading “NEW RELEASE: Lillian’s Legacy by WWW Member Carmen Peone”