WWW member Doris McCraw has recently written about the depth of history and its quotes left to us from snippets in time, through the eyes of important people around the globe. She is willing to share with us a very well-researched list of historical quotes, some a bit unique and not very common.
From Churchill to Confucius, this quick read helps us to remember, perhaps, that we are all of us living a bit of history in the making. Let’s all write our hearts out, so maybe in 100 years it’s our quotes on a list of historical moments and thoughts! Many cheers!
To read Doris’s post on “Some Thoughts on History” please click through to her blog here: https://writingwranglersandwarriors.wordpress.com/2017/10/08/some-thoughts-on-history/
Doris writes under the pen name Angela Raines and lives in the Rocky Mountains where she writes, acts and teaches, as well as enjoys time researching bits of history. She is also an avid photographer and haiku writer, combining both art forms together on her haiku blog. You can learn more about Doris and like her Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/writerangelaraines/
Syndey Avey is a new m
ember of WWW and her first novel, The Sheep Walker’s Daughter
has just been re-published by The Center for Basque Studies, University of Nevade, Reno. A general trade publisher, Torchflame, an imprint of Light Messages, re-published the digital version.
The Sheep Walker’s Daughter was originally published in 2013 by Hope Springs Books and is an incredibly rich and diverse novel that unwinds mystery after mystery. When a Korean War widow’s mother dies before revealing the identity of her daughter’s father and his culture.
Dee uncovers more questions than answers as she searches: Why did her mother send money to the Basque Relief Agency? What does that Anglican priest know but isn’t telling? Seeking the counsel of a spiritual advisor and searching for fulfillment is just the start of the journey for Dee in this 1950’s Californian historical fiction.
Sydney lives half her time in the Sierra Nevada foothills of Yosemite, CA and the rest of the year in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona. Her background includes a degree in English from Berkeley and writing news stories for non-profits and large corporations and many of her pieces have appeared in magazines across the country. You can find her writing her blog or just more about Sydney, at sydneyavey.com
Future 2018 president of WWW Carmen Peone has just released her newest young adult novel, Hannah’s Journey, on October 1 2017! The book is the second in her Gardner Sibling Trilogy and maps the story of sixteen-year-old Hannah Gardner and her passion for horse racing.
Set against the breathtaking panorama of the northeastern mountains in Washington State and pulling along the traditions of the Sinyekst Native People, Hannah’s experience reminds readers that rebellious spirits are both beautiful and yet can be part of a trap of our own making. Hannah must find that balance in order to discover who she is and how the path of her life could possibly lead to the love and freedom that she feels when riding her horse.
Carmen lives on the Colville Indian Reservation in Northeast Washington with her husband, dogs and horses and is the mother of four sons and grandmother to seven. She has been learning the Arrow Lakes langugage and the Sinyekst / Arrow Lakes culture from a tribal elder, and also competes in horse-riding competitions such as the local Extreme Challenge. Carmen writes on her blog every Monday and you can learn more about her adventures by subscribing or visiting her website. Learn more!
WWW member Linda Broday is releasing her Christmas anthology October 3, 2017! Be sure to check it out the minute it comes off the press, as Linda and her co-authors spin together some excellent and heart-warming stories that remind us all how much we love to curl up around some hot chocolate on a cold December night and lose ourselves in the comfort of romance:
In the wild and untamed West, it takes cowboy’s embrace to see you through a long winter’s night. Stay toasty this holiday season with heart-warming tales from bestselling authors. Whether it’s a lonely spinster finding passion at last…an infamous outlaw-turned-lawman reaffirming the love that keeps him whole…a lost and broken drifter discovering family in unlikely places…a Texas Ranger risking it all for one remarkable woman…two lovers bringing together a family ripped apart by prejudice…or reunited lovers given a second chance to correct past mistakes…a Christmas spent in a cowboy’s arms is full of hope, laughter, and—most of all—love.
Linda is a NYT and USA Today bestselling author who focusses on western historical romance. Living in the Texas Panhandle has given Linda inspiration for all of her novels and she is a regular contributor multiple blogs every week. She also has a long love for cowboys, the west and its history and likes to ensure that her characters have happier endings than many did in those old TV westerns! Learn more at her website!
WWW Member Bev Scott will be speaking at Word Project Press’s 5th annual Celebration of Authors Published in 2017 and reading from her historical fiction novel Sarah’s Secret: A Tale of Betrayal and Forgiveness (Published December 2016: Word Project Press) on Saturday October 21. See and hear her between 1 – 2:30pm at the Aronos Club in Sonora CA along with three other authors.
She will also be at the San Francisco Book Salon titled “Words, Women and Wisdom” on October 25th from 7 – 9PM at the Marsh Theater.
You can find out more about Sarah’s Secret following this link to Amazon. The historical fiction takes place in the early 1900’s and criss-crosses the western states, bringing whispered rumors of Bev’s grandfather to light within a fictional tale that shows the true strength of pioneer women who built the west, even amid astounding hardship and pain.
Bev previously published in non-fiction, and continues to be an active blogger. She travels, reads and enjoys her grandsons, and lives in San Francisco with her spouse. Learn more about Bev at her website!
Member Heidi Thomas released her first book in her new American Dream series on July 10, 2017 with Suncatcher Publications. Seeking the American Dream is set directly after WWII, when German nurse Anna Schmidt meets American GI Neil Moser right before Neil is shipped back to America.
Through the heartache of separation, the headache of paperwork, and the fight to survive after the devastation of war, Anna finally reaches the American West to marry her sweetheart. But facing a new country, an unfamiliar culture, language and climate and the prejudice that chases her very essence is a huge burden that comes hand in hand with Anna’s hopes. Can she overcome it all to realize her dreams?
Heidi will be releasing more novels in the American Dream series in coming years, and styles this as the next generation stemming from previous characters from her beloved Moser family saga.
Heidi M Thomas is an award winning author and known for her Cowgirl Dreams trilogy and her nonfiction Cowgirl Up! A History of Rodeo Women. Growing up on an isolated ranch in Montana, Heidi has worked in the newspaper business, and continues to offer freelance editing services along with her community writing classes. Learn more at: http://www.heidimthomas.com/
Mary E. Trimble has just released her newest book titled Maureen: A Novel on July 28 2017.
The novel’s protagonist Maureen Gardner is a professional woman who answers a help-wanted ad and moves to eastern Washington State to help oversee a ranching household and help raise the owner’s seven-year-old daughter.
Set to be both domestic help and child keeper, Maureen must settle into her new life while nursing the double betrayal of her past. In this contemporary western, Trimble gives insight to personal growth, finding joy and allowing destiny to persevere.
Mary E. Trimble, award-winning novelist, has written two memoirs, four contemporary western novels, and over 400 magazine and newspaper articles. Her past is peppered with unique experiences, including positions as purser and ship’s diver aboard the tall ship, M.S. Explorer; two years with the Peace Corps in West Africa; and a 13,000-mile South Pacific sailing trip aboard a 40-foot Bristol. She recently retired after serving 20 years as a volunteer with the American Red Cross and lives with her husband on Camano Island, Washington. For more on Mary, visit http://www.marytrimblebooks.com/
ngratulations to WWW member C.M. Mayo for winning the Gival Press Poetry Award forher manuscript titled METEOR
. The Gival Press Poetry Award is open to poets both nationally and internationally, and results in Gival Press publishing the work itself. Watch for METEOR
C.M. Mayo’s recent previous publications include her essay “Tulpa Max or, Notes on the Afterlife of a Resurrection” which appeared recently in the 2017 summer issue of Catamaran Literary Reader along with her translation of Rose Mary Salum’s “The Cafe.” Mayo’s other translation of Agustín Cadena’s “The Apaches of Kiev” was printed in Tupelo Quarterly.
About C.M. Mayo
C.M. lives and writes in and about Mexico! She has written several books, both fiction and nonfiction, and is an avid translator of Mexican poetry and fiction. She was elected to the Texas Institute of Letters in 2017 and is an accomplished host of podcasts and blogs. Learn more at www.cmmayo.com
In Trouble Returns, middle-grade author Nancy Oswald brings eleven-year-old Ruby, donkey Maude and the cat aptly named Trouble together once more in real-life Cripple Creek, Colorado. Set in the late 1890’s after historical fires devastated the buildings of the gold-mining town, Oswald’s protagonist Ruby is thrown into the fray of a town tripping over itself to discover the meaning of so many fires (is it arson? is it something more sinister?) and the person(s?) behind it.
Trouble Returns picks up during the reconstruction of Cripple Creek, but also places Ruby in Colorado Springs where she must take the stand in the trial for her nemesis, Jake Hawker. Beyond that troubling scenario, Ruby’s also in trouble with a number of people: her Pa, her future step-mother, her cat and her school. Will Ruby ever get out of trouble?
Published by Filter Press in April 2017, Trouble Returns is the third installment of the Ruby & Maude Adventure series. It should be noted that all three books can be read out of order and independently. Trouble Returns is also the winner of a 2017 Spur Award and a 2017 finalist for a Colorado Author’s League Award.
Nancy Oswald is a retired teacher who now lives on a working family ranch. Her days include herding goats, cows, and chickens and spending time with cats and dogs too. Oh, and there’s a donkey who thinks it’s a person as well. Nancy writes middle grade historical fiction and middle grade humor, and has published a biography for young readers. Discover more at http://www.nancyoswald.com/