THIS JUST IN …

Of Doors and Windows

I like the thought behind the phrase, “When a door closes, a window opens.” The idea that opportunity is finite but can regenerate like a phoenix into something new and different has never let me down. As the door closes on 2018, I’m raising the sash on the window—and...

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OUTLAWED! … Reviewed!

Nicholas Litchfield (of Lowestoft Chronicle) recently reviewed THE OUTFIT (#3): OUTLAWED! for the Lancashire Evening Post and had this to say: “Bullets zing, blades clang, and heads roll as tarnished heroes and desperadoes converge on the Governor’s mansion and Yuma...

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Two More Wins for STRANDED!

I recently found out that STRANDED has received two more awards, the High Plains Book Award for Best Young Adult Book and the Will Rogers Medallion Award for Young Readers. The director of the Will Rogers Medallion Awards had this to say about STRANDED: “The gold...

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OUTLAWED!

Hold on to your wigs, kids! Just in time for Hollerween, it’s OUTLAWED! (Book 3 in the jaw-dropping, gob-stopping, hip-popping OUTFIT series!) It’s officially released on October 17, but you can pre-order it here.) Okay, here’s the lowdown: Cookie McGee finds his...

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STRANDED WINS THE WILLA!

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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TIMBERLINE! (ROAMER RIDES AGAIN….)

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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BIG NEWS….

I found out several days ago that my novel, STRANDED: A STORY OF FRONTIER SURVIVAL, has been awarded the 2018 Western Heritage Wrangler Award for Outstanding Western Novel by the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Here’s a link:...

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