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. You see, a couple of months ago, I received the amazing news that my novel, STRANDED: A STORY OF FRONTIER SURVIVAL, was selected by the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, in Oklahoma City, as the recipient of the 2018 Western Heritage Wrangler Award for Outstanding Western Novel. The Museum is dedicated to the preservation of Western culture and promotes education of the same. The event began on Friday, April 13, with a morning Q&A with actor, screenwriter, and novelist, Robert Knott. We then toured the world-class collections—inside and out—of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. A visit to this amazing venue should be on everyone’s list of places to see. That evening, the museum hosted a cocktail reception and book signing. This was followed with a soiree for honorees held at the nearby home of the director of the museum.