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”
I’m pleased to announce The 2021 Women Writing the West LAURA Short Fiction Award finalists in no particular order: “The Pretender” by Karen Jones “Lila’s Song” by Jane Perry “Mountain Trout” by Heather Ormsby Final placements will be announced during the 2021 Women Writing the West virtual conference in October. Congratulations, ladies!Betsy Betsy Randolph2021 President-ElectTheContinue reading “Finalists Announced – 2021 LAURA Short Fiction Award”
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”
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.
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”
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”
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”
You can read about October’s Team Winning Writers here.