• 2018 Western Heritage Wrangler Award for Outstanding Western Novel by the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

• 2018 Spur Award for Best Western Juvenile Fiction Novel by the Western Writers of America

• 2018 Peacemaker Award for Best Young Adult Western Novel by Western Fictioneers

• 2018 Willa Award for Best Historical Fiction by Women Writing the West

• 2018 High Plains Book Award Finalist for Young Adult Book

• 2018 Will Rogers Medallion Award Finalist

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(A Roamer Western)

Timberline Cover

I never expected to see a monkey that morning at the Williwaw train station. It being the middle of October made the discovery all the odder. Seems to me monkeys shouldn’t be in the fickle climate of northern Oregon. They should be in tropical places, enjoying fruit and squabbling with other monkeys high up in the treetops. Of course, none of this stopped me and the dozen or so other folks waiting on the rain-sogged loading platform from staring at the little creature….

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Holy moly--STRANDED has won the Willa Award for Best Historical Fiction by the estimable group, Women Writing the West. I am so grateful for this honor, and I continue to be amazed by this book. Go, Janette, go! Here's a link:...

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STRANDED is a Finalist … Twice!

I’m pleased to share the news that my novel, STRANDED, continues to make ripples on the awards scene. It’s been chosen as a finalist for two more awards: • 2018 Will Rogers Medallion Award Finalist • 2018 High Plains Book Award...

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Hey there, Pards! On May 16, 2018, my newest novel, TIMBERLINE: A ROAMER WESTERN, sees its official release in hardcover and ebook versions. Here’s the gritty lowdown: A high-country train trek turns into a blizzard-bound trainwreck-from-hell for Roamer as a gang of...

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STRANDED’s Big Weekend!

Jen, Miss Tess, and I returned to our wee homestead in Maine late yesterday following a stunning weekend in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. What, you may ask, were we doing so far from home? Well, pull up a chunk of oak and warm your hands by the campfire while I tell you....

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Spurred and Shaken!

I am pleased to announce that my novel, STRANDED: A STORY OF FRONTIER SURVIVAL, has won the 2018 Spur Award for Best Western Juvenile Fiction from Western Writers of America. This grand news, following on the heels of the announcement that STRANDED won the 2018...

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