Team Winning Writer ~ January Edition

Ashley E. Sweeney’s second novel, Answer Creek, recently won the 2020 Arizona Literary Award sponsored by the Arizona Authors Association. Chronicling the Donner Party saga, Answer Creek follows fictitious protagonist Ada Weeks as she travels westward in 1846 in search of a new life.  Sweeney is the winner of the 2017 Nancy Pearl Book Award forContinue reading “Team Winning Writer ~ January Edition”

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 . BookContinue reading “New Release ~ Square Corners A Horsewoman’s Story by Deb Donley”

Team Winning Writer ~ December Edition

Kayann Short – Her flash fiction story, “To the River,” appears in the October 2020 issue of Burningword Literary Journal. In September 2020, Kayann’s essay, “Girls Wear Pants,” appeared in the anthology, In My Shoes: Reflections on Women’s Journeys, available https://www.kaleidoscopewojo.com/ Submission deadline is the first of each month.

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”

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”