New Release: THE SHEEP WALKER’S DAUGHTER by Sydney Avey

Syndey Avey is a new mScreen Shot 2017-10-09 at 11.29.47 AMember 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.
About Syndey
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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



New Release: HANNAH’S JOURNEY by Carmen Peone

Screen Shot 2017-10-02 at 11.13.12 AMFuture 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.


About Carmen

Screen Shot 2017-10-02 at 11.13.03 AMCarmen 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!


New Release: CHRISTMAS IN A COWBOY’S ARMS {anthology} including WWW member Linda Broday

Screen Shot 2017-10-02 at 11.04.55 AMWWW 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.


About Linda

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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!


Member News: Bev Scott to Speak at October events in California

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.

Screen Shot 2017-09-30 at 10.18.03 PMShe 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.

About Bev

Screen Shot 2017-10-02 at 10.53.45 AMBev 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!


New Release: SEEKING THE AMERICAN DREAM by Heidi M Thomas

Screen Shot 2017-09-25 at 4.17.32 PMMember 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.


About Heidi

Screen Shot 2017-09-25 at 4.27.12 PMHeidi 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:

Member News: Linda Hasselstrom to be Speaking at South Dakota Book Festival!

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Member Linda Hasselstrom will be speaking at the South Dakota Book Festival in Deadwood this week, September 21 – 24. You can see her at her writing workshop on Saturday, September 23 at 9AM with a poetry reading following at 3PM. On Sunday, September 24, she presents at 11AM on her newly released nonfiction book Gathering from the Grassland: A Plains Journal.

Linda will also be signing Gathering from the Grassland at the festival on September 22 from 3:30 – 4:15PM and September 23 from 1 – 1:45PM. You can find out more at

Screen Shot 2017-09-18 at 9.55.26 AMLinda will also be appearing at the Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Trade Show on October 14 -15 for book signings and speaking at the Books and Brew luncheon.

You can find out more about Linda’s new release through her publisher at

New Release: MAUREEN: A NOVEL by Mary E. Trimble

Screen Shot 2017-09-05 at 11.39.43 AMMary 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.


About Mary

Screen Shot 2017-09-05 at 11.41.55 AMMary 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

Member News: C.M. Mayo wins the Gival Press Poetry Award

CoScreen Shot 2017-08-30 at 3.04.41 PMngratulations 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 in 2018!
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.
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Mayo’s long essay on the Mexican literary landscape: Dispatch from the Sister Republic, was published in July 2017 by Dancing Chiva and can be found on Amazon:
About C.M. Mayo
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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

New Release: TROUBLE RETURNS by Nancy Oswald

Screen Shot 2017-08-25 at 2.42.10 PMIn 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.


About Nancy

Screen Shot 2017-08-28 at 1.47.26 PMNancy 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

New Release: NEVER DONE by Ginger Dehlinger

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Clara, fourteen and Geneva, sixteen are close friends until Geneva secretly marries Clara’s widowed father. Feeling betrayed by her pa and a girl she idolizes, Clara wants nothing to do with her new young stepmother. Geneva retaliates, beginning a clash of wills that lasts from 1884 to the flu epidemic of 1918.

For spite, Clara marries a handsome cowboy Geneva fancies, but ends up living in a freezing cold cabin and a house infested with bugs. She takes in ironing and feeds miners to make ends meet, discovering love and purpose in the process.

 It takes tragedy to bring the family together again, but can Clara and Geneva see this as an opportunity to put aside the past? Can they salvage a relationship that was once the center of their world?

Ginger Dehlinger’s novel was released on April 21 2017 by The Wild Rose Press and is inspired by Dehlinger’s great-grandmother’s memoir.


 About Ginger

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Ginger Dehlinger writes acclaimed and award-winning poetry, essays, and short stories set in the American West. She lives in Bend, Oregon with her husband and their cat named Kiki. Ginger is a very active member in many writing organizations, and has lived across America throughout the years. In her spare time, Ginger hikes and reads and still travels extensively. For more, visit