Learning Dog Tricks Made Me a Calmer Person

Writer, Cindy Zikmund talks about the words, “leave it”, and how they can be of benefit in our life. While practicing the dog trick, Leave It, with my five-year old pup, I unexpectedly learned to regulate my own impulsive reactions and it couldn’t have come at a better time.  During a live internet broadcast aboutContinue reading “Learning Dog Tricks Made Me a Calmer Person”

New Release ~ The Road To Me by Laura Drake

  Jacqueline Oliver is an indie perfumer, trying to bury her ravaged childhood by shoveling ground under her own feet. Then she gets a call she dreads—the hippie grandmother she bitterly resents was apprehended when police busted a charlatan shaman’s sweat lodge. Others scattered, but Nellie was slowed by her walker, and the fact thatContinue reading “New Release ~ The Road To Me by Laura Drake”

Social Media Executor, Say What?

Anne R. Allen recently wrote in one of her blogs about the loss of a good friend. After not hearing from her frined in a while, she went to social media, only to find the FB page “had been gutted”. Having previously written about the topic, Anne returns us to the reasons why a SocialContinue reading “Social Media Executor, Say What?”

New Release ~ Norman by Ann Edall-Robson

When a rough-around-the-edges barn cat introduces himself to the new Hereford calf called Norman, the day turns into one Buttons will not soon forget. How was he going to explain his way out of the shenanigans his new friend had persuaded him to take part in, especially when he knew better? Norman is available onContinue reading “New Release ~ Norman by Ann Edall-Robson”

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”

Finalists Announced – 2021 LAURA Short Fiction Award

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”

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”

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.

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”