2016 Catalog of Authors Books Volume 25

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2016 Catalog of Authors’ Books Volume 25

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women’s west Doris Baker 2016 President, Women Writing the West

Welcome to Women Writing the West and our 2016 Catalog of Authors’ Books. These pages will give you an idea of the variety and the sophistication of books written by WWW authors. The authors themselves are young(ish), old(er), published, unpublished, and write in nearly every genre of the literary spectrum. Willa Cather famously wrote, “There are only two or three human stories, and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely as if they had never happened before.” The titles in this catalog tell those two or three stories in exciting new ways with new insights and from a western sensibility. WWW is an inclusive and supportive association of writers, editors, agents, publishers, and others who see the value in documenting, through fiction or non-fiction, the role of women in the American West. New members join today for the same reasons our founders established the group in 1994 – for camaraderie, to share knowledge, frustrations and triumphs, and for encouragement both given and received. In addition to publishing an annual catalog, WWW supports male and female writers by holding a yearly conference where members come together to nurture their craft, expand their marketing savvy, and enjoy the company of like-minded authors. Conferences are held at locations throughout the West. The 2016 conference will be in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with the theme “Enduring Spirits, Untold Stories.” A highlight of the annual conference is the presentation of literary awards. The WILLA is named in honor of Willa Cather and awarded in seven categories for book-length works. The LAURA Short Fiction Awards, named to honor Laura Ingalls Wilder, recognizes fiction of fewer than 5,000 words written by WWW members. Each year, these awards grow in prestige and significance. Between conferences, members engage in lively discussions on a long-standing Yahoo Group listserv where questions are posed and answered, news is shared, and the WWW community connects. I encourage you to connect with our community by liking Women Writing the West on Facebook and visiting our website, WomenWritingtheWest.org. There you will find information about membership, activities, and the history of WWW. Please consider joining WWW. We’re saving a place for you!

This catalog is published annually as a service to our members, providing educational and industry information to our membership and those in the publishing community. Women Writing the West is a non-profit association of writers and other professionals writing and promoting the Women’s West. Published by Women Writing the West 8547 E. Arapahoe Rd., #J-541 Greenwood Village CO 80112-1436

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is borrowed from the ground-breaking book of the same title, edited by Susan Armitage and Elizabeth Jameson and published by the University of Oklahoma Press. That book and the subsequent flood of scholarly books on the same subject presented an entirely different view, literally a rediscovery, of women in the American West. More than a recognition that women played broader roles than being ranch wives or prostitutes, the new view of the Women’s West speaks to the diversity of women of all cultures and all time periods. It acknowledges the rich variety of ways women responded to the western experience. The women’s West is based on a tradition that includes such fine writers as Willa Cather, Mary Austin, B.M. Bower, Mari Sandoz, Dorothy Johnson, Juanita Brooks, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and Helen Hunt Jackson. Today’s writers who set their work in the West are creating a literary explosion said to be comparable to the Southern literary renaissance in the 1930s. Women Writing the West is open to all persons worldwide. Please join us. The membership form is on the back cover. Now, enjoy this latest collection of wonderful books written by members of Women Writing the West.

2015 Board of Directors

Committees & Support Staff

Anne Schroeder President

Joyce B. Lohse Administrator

Doris Baker President-Elect

Heidi Thomas Blog Site Manager

Cynthia Becker Past President/WILLA Chair

Alice Trego Listserv/Membership Manager

Doris McCraw VP Marketing

Mary Trimble Catalog Editor

Jane Kirkpatrick/Shanna Hatfield Co-Conference VP

Doris Eraldi Website Manager

Carmen Peone Secretary

Anne Nelson Accountant

Alice Trego Treasurer

Jenny Hancey Graphic Designer

founding members

table of contents About Women Writing the West 2 President’s Message 2 The Term “Women’s West” 3 Founding Members 20 2015 WILLA Literary Award Winners & Finalists 21 WILLA Literary Awards 2016 Application 22 Sustaining Members 22 Member Focus 22 WILLA Fund Donors 23 Member Publishers/Agents Fiction..................................................................... 4 Nonfiction............................................................. 13 Children’s/Young Adult Fiction......................... 16 Anthology............................................................. 19 Index...................................................................... 23

Sierra Adare Natalia Aponte – TOR/Forge Jane Valentine Barker Carolyn Bauer Sarah Bird Cindy Bonner Glenn G. Boyer Irene Bennett Brown Corinne Brown Susan Butruille Jenna Caplette Jane Chelius – Jane Chelius Literary Agency Rita Cleary Margaret Coel Jane Candia Coleman Sandra Dallas John Dofflemyer – Dry Crik Review Sybil Downing Karen Emanuelson Patricia McMartin Enders Edna Fiore Kathleen O’Neal Gear Gary Goldstein Ann Gorzalka Harry Helm Charlotte Hinger Jerrie Hurd Judith Janay Deana Jensen Erin Jourdan – TOR/Forge Julie Wallin Kaewert Jane Kirkpatrick Alice P. Kober Dr. Victoria Krueger Page Lambert Elaine Long Mary Lynn Mardis Dee Marvine Paul McCarthy Kay McDonald Gwendolyn J. Morgan-Jones Lesley Kellas Payne Bobette Perrone Gwen Petersen Nancy Cathers Phillips Nell Brown Propst Linda Quinton – TOR/Forge Mary Ramstetter Susan C. Reneau Glenda Riley Janet E. Robertson Lucia St. Clair Robson Irene “Cindy” Sandell Karen Sorenson Linda Sparks Beth Sullivan – Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman AJ Verdelle Linda A. White Jeanne Williams Jann Arrington Wolcott Women of the West Museum

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Broday, Linda

Texas Mail Order Bride

fiction

ISBN: 978149602811

Twice a Texas Bride

Banning, Lynna

ISBN: 9781492602842

The Lone Sheriff ISBN: 978-0-373-29799-3

Sourcebooks Publishing

He’s a stubborn bachelor, quite happy with his life. So when Delta Dandridge steps off the stage claiming to be his mail order bride, he’s fit to be tied. LindaBroday.com

Harlequin-Mills & Boon

Sheriff of Smoke River teams up with a feisty lady Pinkerton agent to capture a crew of train robbers. lynnabanning.net

Sourcebooks Publishing

Former saloon owner Rand Sinclair finally has the land he’s dreamed of, and it’s enough. But a woman hiding in one of his outbuildings changes his life forever. LindaBroday.com

Brotherton, Velda Rowena’s Hellion ISBN: 9781628305937

Cactus Rose/Wild Rose Press

Loving a man damaged by war is a challenge. Rowena is captivated by Lord Blair Prescott who fights his demons with wild rides through the night across the Kansas prairie. veldabrotherton.com

Wilda’s Outlaw ISBN: 9781612177144

Cactus Rose/Wild Rose Press

Calder Raines and his gang may be more than Wilda Duncan bargained for. In order to escape an unwanted marriage, she finds herself in the arms of this tantalizing man. veldabrotherton.com

Cardwell, Mollie Bickle Return to Sandy Creek ISBN:9780615927725

First Chapter Publishing

Inspired by old stone buildings that sit empty and forgotten, Return to Sandy Creek is a fictional story of families who rose to extraordinary heights in the settlement of this country. molliebicklecardwell.com

Cox, Patricia Grady Chasm Creek

ISBN: 9781606530856

High Hill Press

Three unlikely friends. Three lives based on lies. Until ghostly encounters and violent confrontations destroy their illusions and each must find their place in the merciless Arizona desert. patriciagradycox.com

Dawdy, Arletta

Huachuca Woman ISBN: 9781477648346

Black, Mary S.

Peyote Fire: Shaman of the Canyons ISBN: 9781500586027

Writers Press

Four thousand years ago along the Rio Grande, Deer Cloud and Jumping Rabbit changed their world forever. Their stories still live on the painted canyon walls. Marysblack.com

Breene, Leslee

Create Space/Kindle

An unimaginable tragedy. Three broken lives. One more chance. “Leslie Breene confronts conflict, resistance, and prejudice in a well-written story of love and redemption.” Heidi Thomas, WILLA Literary Award winner lesleebreene.com

The Christmas Gift ISBN: N/A Ebook short story

ISBN: 9781479271047

CreateSpace/Kindle

In 1898, Grace leaves Albany to seek her vocation in NYC, studying jewelry design at Tiffany’s. Fleeing death threats, Grace heads West, often changing her identity and appearance. arlettadawdy.com ISBN: 9781512334928

CreateSpace/Kindle

Orphaned, lost and in need of family, Rose of Sharon finds hope only to lose it again. Rose’s paranormal and writing gifts set her apart as she moves towards fulfillment. arlettadawdy.com

Downing, Andrea

Dances of the Heart

Kindle/Amazon

In 1883, Miriam Cole travels to Denver to deliver her orphaned baby nephew to her married sister. But, when the time comes, how will she ever let him go? lesleebreene.com 4 | 2016 Catalog of Author’s Books

By Grace

Rose of Sharon

Journey to Sand Castle ISBN: 978-1-484958971

CreateSpace/Kindle

Josephine Nichols, in 1952, reveals details of her life by re-telling old family stories. Her adult grandchildren get more than they dreamt of, bargained for, or knew. arlettadawdy.com

ISBN: 9781628306347

The Wild Rose Press

Four people face loss and pain that can only be relieved by the secrets of a dead son, as an old adversary threatens the fragile ties that bind them. andreadowning.com

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Fisher, Janet

Lake of Fire

The Shifting Winds ISBN: 9781493018840

ISBN: 978-194254617-7 TwoDot/Globe Pequot

Reluctant Oregon pioneer Jennie becomes torn between two men, American mountain man Jake and British Hudson’s Bay Company clerk Alan, who vie for her as their nations vie for Oregon. janetfishernovels.com

Gagehabib, LaVerne

The Doctors and Their Wives ISBN: 9780990526407

Herthang Publishing Company

Jonny Wade, an established blacksmith, passed as a man married to Doctor Vera Miles, 1873 Missouri. Sharing their secret with other friends, they lived as they chose, fulfilling their greatest desires.

Gooch, Margaret Only the Sky

ISBN: 9781453792148

Create Space/Kindle

A father’s role in an Indian youth’s death and his daughter’s efforts to avert hostilities rooted in that earlier violence—can love for her ranch manager sway his resolve?

The West, The West ISBN: 9781502347060

Create Space/Kindle

A young woman newly employed by an environmental agency falls for a rancher angered by cutbacks of grazing privileges on public land. Where will they find resolution?

Jacobs, Linda

Jackson Hole Journey ISBN: 978-1-60381-910-7

Camel Press

Spur Finalist and Will Rogers Medallion Finalist. The Yellowstone saga continues into the 1920s with dude ranching in Jackson Hole, and the Gros Ventre landslide and flood. readlindajacobs.com 6 | 2016 Catalog of Author’s Books

Medallion Press

WILLA and Spur Finalist. Yellowstone’s Bold History: Indian war, stagecoach robbery, and hot pursuit through the backcountry. New release of trade paperback, Aug. 2015. readlindajacobs.com

Rain of Fire ISBN: 978-194254616-0

Medallion Press

WILLA Finalist. Join the women and men with their fingers on the pulse of the world’s largest volcano, Yellowstone Park. New release of trade paperback, Aug. 2015. readlindajacobs.com

Summer of Fire ISBN: 978-194254615-3

Medallion Press

WILLA Winner. It is 1988 and Yellowstone Park is on fire. A tale of the heroes who fought the flames. New release of trade paperback, Aug. 2015. readlindajacobs.com

Kirkpatrick, Jane

A Light in the Wilderness ISBN: 9780800722319

Revell/Baker Publishing Group

Spur Award Finalist. Based on true story of African-American woman Letitia Carson who crosses 1845 Oregon Trail with white, common law husband, who brings a law suit in a hostile territory. jkbooks.com

The Memory Weaver ISBN: 9780800722326

Revell/Baker Publishing Group

Based on a true story. The child, Eliza Spalding Warren, survived both the 1847 Whitman tragedy and hostage-taking. As an adult, will she find courage to weave new memories? jkbooks.com

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Kondazian, Karen

Pashley, Ava

The Whip

ISBN: 9781601823076

The Storyteller

Hansen Publishing Group

Inspired by the true story of Charlotte Charley Parkhurst (18121879) who lived most of her extraordinary life as a man. She became one of Wells Fargo’s most renowned stagecoach drivers. kondazian.com

Mayo, C. M.

The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire ISBN: 9781932961645

Unbridled Books

A Library Journal Best Book of 2009. A novel based on the true story. A “swashbuckling, riotous good time, befitting the fairy-tale promise of the opening sentence.” Austin American-Statesman cmmayo.com

Noonan, C.J.

The House on Harrigan’s Hill ISBN: 9780970805065

Sand Hill Press

In Sierra Nevada 1910 Truckee, well-paced action and lively characters capture the drama facing indefatigable Mary Edwards as 20th century California transforms from frontier to modern economy. cjnoonan.com

Nyman, Leslie

The Sound of Her Own Voice ISBN: 9781432784782

Outskirts Press

A young Jewish woman alone in the California gold rush. She faces adventures that test her fortitude. She experiences the joys of a life filled with music, independence, and love. soundofherownvoice.wordpress.com

ISBN: 9781922022936 Vivid Publishing/Tank & Ferry Entertainment

Feather Ridge is a little town with a big secret. The power of the written word will change it forever. “Romantic, intriguing, action-filled. Packs a punch of girl-tude.” — VANCOUVERgirl. avapashley.com

Schroeder, Anne Cholama Moon

ISBN: 9781610091299

Oak Tree Press

Young Ginny Nugent’s privileged life on a California rancho becomes a struggle amid earthquakes, banditos, remoteness and human failing until a stranger sends her on a journey of personal discovery. anneschroederauthor.blogspot.com

Sedmak, Terri

Heartland: On the Side of Angels (The Liberty & Property Legends, Volume 1) ISBN: 9781921787393 Vivid Publishing/Tank & Ferry Entertainment

Wyoming, 1883. Three families. One Alliance. A cold-blooded murder. The secrets. The conflict. The passion. And the fight for justice. The saga begins. “Fast-paced and riveting.” — Midwest Book Review. terrisedmak.com

Empire for Liberty: Dangerous Lullaby (The Liberty & Property Legends, Volume 2) ISBN: 9781921787638 Vivid Publishing/Tank & Ferry Entertainment

Terror grows. Heroes rise. “A subtle post-colonial undertone, a more obvious early-feminist thread, part of the fabric of a strong story. A very clever second book.” — Kate Matthew, historian. terrisedmak.com 8 | 2016 Catalog of Author’s Books

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First Country: Tinged with Rose (The Liberty & Property Legends, Volume 3) ISBN: 9781925086195 Vivid Publishing/Tank & Ferry Entertainment

The grand adventure of The West & Gilded Age continues. Across the path of justice and truth lies the shadow of heartache and vengeance. “Spritely, captivating, enduring.” — PS News. terrisedmak.com

The Hour of Evidence: Deceived (The Liberty & Property Legends, Volume 4) ISBN: 9781925341133 Vivid Publishing/Tank & Ferry Entertainment

The shocking evidence no one saw coming. A lost family secret. Two hearts at destiny’s crossroads. All eyes are on Cheyenne, Magic City of the Plains. “Enthralling.” — VANCOUVERgirl. terrisedmak.com

Squires, Janet

Desperate Straits ISBN: 978-1-61160-850-2 (Ebook) Whiskey Creek Press ISBN: 978-1-63355-755-0 (Paperback)

An immigrant Irish girl and a former Texas Ranger become reluctant partners when loyalty to their orphaned nephew forces them into a battle for justice and for their lives. janetsquiresbooks.com

Trimble, Mary E. Tenderfoot

ISBN: 9780615831954

ShelterGraphics

Corrie’s life is about to erupt, right along with Mount St. Helens. Rancher J McClure has a fire burning within. Love, ranching and an erupting mountain explode together. marytrimblebooks.com

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fiction

Wallace, Louise Lenahan Children of the Day ISBN: 9780990715856

All Things That Matter Press

In Wyoming Territory, Charity, encountering drought, blizzards, and a rattlesnake, learns that unlike the snake’s ability to slough its skin, she cannot shed her past, her present, or her heart. louiselenahanwallace.com

Wasmund, Laurie Marr Clean Cut

ISBN: 9780985967529

Lost Ranch Books

In Pindall, Wyoming, winters are long, Main Street is short, and everything is about to change for widow Shari Brock in this rollicking romance of the Western heart. lostranchbooks.com

My Heart Lies Here ISBN: 9780985967505

Lost Ranch Books

Colorado, 1913. In this historically-inspired novel based on the infamous Ludlow Massacre, Scottish immigrant Christian Scott learns about love, sacrifice and what it means to be an American. lostranchbooks.com

Weston, Julie

Moonshadows: A Nellie Burns and Moonshine Mystery ISBN: 9781432830731 Five Star, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning

Murder and mystery in 1920’s backcountry Idaho. “Secrets are the fuel of all fiction—prepare for Moonshadows to burn brightly... in a gorgeously written, taut mystery.” —Ridley Pearson juliewweston.com

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fiction/nonfiction

Wurth, K. Lyn

The Darkwater Liar’s Account ISBN: 9781491080238

True to Story Publishing

Nebraska farmer Bridget Wheeler records her youthful complicity with Nazi darkness in a tattered ledger from her cellar, recalculating her crimes before yet another person dies on her account. klynwurth.comWurth, K. Lyn

Fisher, Janet

A Place of Her Own: The Legacy of Oregon Pioneer Martha Poindexter Maupin ISBN: 9780762796014

TwoDot/Globe Pequot

Martha defies her parents to marry Garrett, but when he dies, leaving her alone on the frontier with their children, she buys a farm the author, her great-great-granddaughter, now owns. janetfishernovels.com

Goeres-Gardner, Diane L.

Images of America: Oregon Asylum ISBN: 978-0-7385-9988-5

Arcadia Publishing

For the last 132 years, Oregon State Hospital has served as Oregon’s primary mental health care provider. “Oregon Asylum” uses 198 photographs to detail the hospital’s history. dlgoeres-gardner.com

Images of America: Oregon State Penitentiary ISBN: 978-1-62619-040-5

Arcadia Publishing

196 photographs, with explanatory captions, illustrate the growth of Oregon’s only maximum-security prison. Opened in 1866, Oregon State Penitentiary illuminates the many changes in the criminal justice system. dlgoeres-gardner.com

Images of America: Roseburg ISBN: 978-0-7385-8031-9

nonfiction

Arcadia Publishing

Situated near the Oregon/California border, Roseburg has served as the nexus of various commercial and cultural developments. 210 photographs illustrate the city’s growth from a frontier outpost to a modern city. dlgoeres-gardner.com

Ackerman, Patricia E.

Marymount College of Kansas: A History ISBN: 978-1-62619-573-8

The History Press

The Sisters of St. Joseph built a legacy in the Sunflower State, breaking ground for the first all-women’s college in Kansas before the 19th Amendment allowed women to vote. historypress.net

Baptiste, Mary Beth

Altitude Adjustment: A Quest for Love, Home, and Meaning in the Tetons ISBN: 978-0-7627-9134-7

TwoDot/Globe Pequot Press

NY Times Bestseller: A thoughtful, humorous account of a wildlife biologist’s bumbling quest for purpose and love through wildlife adventures, solitude, and offbeat human connections in Grand Teton National Park. marybethbaptiste.com

Brew, Jo

Oregon’s Main Street: U.S. Highway 99, The Stories ISBN: 978-1494391232

Groundwaters Publishing, LLC

Collected stories of living and working in communities along Highway 99 as it became the connecting Main Street of Oregon through a great depression, two World Wars, growth, development, and change. jo-brew.com

Brew, Jo and Edwards, Pat

Oregon’s Main Street: U.S. Highway 99, The Folk History ISBN: 978-1500948337

Groundwaters Publishing, LLC

A look back at the developing communities along Oregon’s early connecting road from the viewpoint of how these communities devised ways to fit their lives into Oregon’s changing environment. jo-brew.com Women Writing the West | 13

nonfiction Inside Oregon State Hospital: A History of Tragedy and Triumph ISBN: 978-1-62619-040-5

The History Press

Inside Oregon State Hospital examines the world of the Northwest’s oldest mental hospital, as seen through the eyes of the patients who lived there. dlgoeres-gardner.com

Murder, Morality and Madness: Women Criminals in Early Oregon ISBN: 978-0-87004-470-0

Caxton Press

Case studies reveal the motivations of Oregon’s frontier women who committed murder between 1850 and 1900. dlgoeres-gardner.com

Necktie Parties: Legal Executions in Oregon, 1851 - 1905 ISBN: 978-0-87004-446-5

Caxton Press

Case studies of the men hanged for murder in Oregon’s counties between 1851 and 1905. Necktie Parties reveals their crimes using court records, newspapers and other documents. dlgoeres-gardner.com

Johnston, Linda S.

Hope Amid Hardship: Pioneer Voices from Kansas Territory ISBN: 9780762784868

TwoDot/Globe Pequot Press

The writings of sixty men and women reveal the brighter side of pioneer life—the moments that gave them reason to sing, dance, and celebrate. Beautifully illustrated by the author. lindasjohnston.com

Jones, Andrea

Between Urban and Wild: Reflections from Colorado ISBN: 9781609381875 Bur Oak Books/University of Iowa Press

Meditating on the joys and challenges of life outside the urban boundary, Jones honors the subtleties of the natural world while seeking ways to safeguard the health of the land. betweenurbanandwild.com

Kirkpatrick, Jane

Homestead: A Memoir ISBN: 9781629110059

Whitaker House

Jane & Jerry Kirkpatrick leave suburbia to build “rattlesnake and rock ranch” on 160 remote Oregon acres. A memoir by award-winning author of laughter, love and living well despite challenges. jkbooks.com

Kurtz, Mary B.

At Home in the Elk River Valley: Reflections on Family, Place and the West ISBN: 9781608449446

Dog Ear Publishing

An insightful journey into the history, natural world and community of a special Colorado mountain valley. NIEA 2012 Finalist for Regional Nonfiction and 2012 CIPA Bronze Winner for Nonfiction. marybkurtz.com

Lohse, Joyce B.

Baby Doe Tabor: Matchless Silver Queen ISBN: 978-86541-107-4

Filter Press

Baby Doe Tabor’s legendary story of Colorado’s mining history took her from rags to riches and back again, while she struggled to keep the Matchless Mine. An award-winning biography. lohseworks.com

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Marquis, Annette

Resistance: A Memoir of Civil Disobedience in Maricopa County ISBN: 9781558967137

Skinner House

Marquis reflects on what compelled her to spend a long night in one of the country’s most notorious jails, as a witness and an ally for the oppressed. marquistory.com

Mayo, C. M.

Metaphysical Odyssey into the Mexican Revolution: Francisco I. Madero and His Secret Book, Spiritist Manual ISBN: 0988797003

Dancing Chiva

Winner, National Indie Excellence Award for History. C.M. Mayo provides a rich introduction and the first translation of the secret book by the leader of Mexico’s 1910 Revolution. cmmayo.com

Miraculous Air: Journey of a Thousand Miles through Baja California, the Other Mexico ISBN: 9781571313041

Milkweed Editions

“A breathtaking vision of the past, present, and future of [Baja California]... Meticulously researched... a valuable combination of historical and social study.” El Paso Times cmmayo.com

Poling-Kempes, Lesley

Ladies of the Canyons: A League of Extraordinary Women and Their Adventures in the American Southwest ISBN: 9780816524945

University of Arizona Press

The true story of women who left the security of genteel Victorian society and journeyed into the American Southwest in search of a wider view of themselves and their world. lesleypoling-kempes.net

nonfiction

Weston, Julie

The Good Times Are All Gone Now: Life, Death and Rebirth in an Idaho Mining Town ISBN: 9780806140759

University of Oklahoma Press

“This unflinching and beautifully written memoir of place shows clearly the gifts and perils at the heart of real people, real communities, real life.” Susan Tweit, Story Circle Book Reviews juliewweston.com

Zanjani, Sally

A Mine of Her Own: Women Prospectors in the American West, 1850 - 1950 ISBN: 0-8032-4914-4

Short, Kayenn

A Bushel’s Worth: An Ecobiography ISBN: 9781937226190

Torrey House Press

An ecology-based memoir of reunion with a family’s farming past and a call for agricultural preservation today. Sarton Memoir finalist and Silver Nautilus winner in Green Living and Sustainability. abushelsworth.com

Thomas, Heidi M.

Cowgirl Up! A History of Rodeo Women ISBN: 9780762789641

Globe-Pequot/Twodot Press

University of Nebraska Press

Now available in paperback! Reviewer Susan Armitage calls it “a lively and consistently engaging narrative solidly based in expertise.” A lost piece of women’s history.

Helen J. Stewart: First Lady of Las Vegas ISBN: 978-1-935043-38-6

Nevada Publications

This courageous pioneer woman raised five children alone and managed a large ranch after her husband’s murder. She did much to bring education and civilization to the remote desert valley.

Sarah Winnemucca ISBN: 0-8032-4917-9

University of Nebraska Press

Winner of the Evans Biography Award and the Westerners International Book Award. The moving story of one of the most influential and charismatic Native American women in history.

A history of women’s rodeo. Cowgirls of the early twentieth century did it all, just like the men, only wearing skirts, sometimes with a baby waiting behind the chutes. heidimthomas.com

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children’s/young adult – fiction Foard, Sheila Wood Harvey Girl

ISBN: 9780896725706

Texas Tech University Press

Heading west and taking a job as a Harvey Girl, underage Clara Massie struggles to learn the demanding Harvey Way and shed her farm-girl image to become a confident woman. sheilawoodfoard.com

Gray, Erin

Moonshine Murder ISBN: 9781938370083

Treble Heart Books

The cabin in the mountains is the only home seventeen-year-old Lenora has ever known. But when her father dies from tainted moonshine, she is forced into a life of danger. erinsgray.com

Moss, A. K.

Unspoken (Book 1) ISBN: 9781505637908

A. K. Moss

A poverty stricken family has to face challenges of letting go, attempting to step into the future while maintaining their tradition of family and love of horses. akmossbooks.com

Finding Home (Book 2) ISBN: 9781514783955

A. K. Moss

An awe-inspiring tale of change, courage, and healing through the trials of western living. Bringing strength from the ashes of the past, creating curiosity in an uncertain tomorrow. akmossbooks.com 16 | 2016 Catalog of Author’s Books

children’s/YA fiction

Squires, Janet

The Gingerbread Cowboy ISBN: 0-06-077863-6 (Hardcover) Laura Geringer Books/ ISBN: 0-06-077864-0 (Library Binding) HarperCollins Publishers

The Gingerbread Cowboy runs from the rancher’s wife, dashes past javelinas, and giddyups away from cattle grazing on the mesa. But what happens when he meets a sly coyote? janetsquiresbooks.com

Sundell, Joanne

Arctic Storm: Watch Eyes Trilogy - Book 1 ISBN: 9781432829162

Five Star Publishing

Call of the Wild meets Brother Bear in this epic tale of adventure, endurance, and young love. A heroic journey tested against America’s last frontier. joannesundell.com

Arctic Shadow: Watch Eyes Trilogy - Book 2 ISBN: 9781432830083

Five Star Publishing

Arctic storms bring arctic shadows. America’s last frontier becomes a battleground of spirits when this epic tale of heroism, endurance, and young love escalates in the frozen North. joannesundell.com

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anthology

anthology Mayo, C. M.

Mexico: A Traveler’s Literary Companion ISBN: 9781883513153

Whereabouts Press

“It will open your eyes, fill you with pleasure and render our perennial vecinos a little less distante.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review “Highly recommended.” —Library Journal cmmayo.com

WomenWritingtheWest.org

L Read and enjoy these award-winning stories at WomenWritingtheWest.org/ LauraJournal Each year, the authors of the five winning stories are honored at the WWW Conference. All the short stories are set in the American West, past, present or future and have a female protagonist. The LAURA is named for American writer Laura Ingalls Wilder. Be part of the excitement next year. The LAURA Awards are open to all WWW members. For rules and application, see WomenWritingtheWest.org/ LauraApplication

AURA

Short Fiction AWARD WINNERS 2014

First Place Nugget by Bonnie Hobbs

Second Place The Family Snake Oil by Jerrie Hurd

Third Place The Telegraph Tree by Linda Broday

Honorable Mention Murder as Rose by Andrea Poniers

Honorable Mention

On the Fringes by Randi Samuelson-Brown

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WILLA Winners & Finalists

Contemporary Fiction

Point of Direction by Rachel Weaver, Ig Publishing (Winner) Monday, Monday by Elizabeth Crook, Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux Blood of the White Bear by Laura Pritchett, Counterpoint Press

Historical Fiction

A Quilt For Christmas by Sandra Dallas, St. Martin’s Press (Winner) Agnes Canon’s War by Deborah Lincoln, Blank Slate Press Timber Rose by J. L. Oakley

Original Softcover Fiction

A Light in the Wilderness by Jane Kirkpatrick, Revel/Baker (Winner) The Story Is The Thing by Amy Hale Auker Pen-L Publishing Walls for the Wind by Alethea Williams, Whiskey Creek Press/Start Publishing

Creative Nonfiction

Diary of A Citizen Scientist by Sharman Apt Russell, Oregon State University Press (Winner) Xylotheque by Yelizaveta P. Renfro, University of New Mexico Press Altitude Adjustment by Mary Beth Baptiste, Rowan & Littlefield

Scholarly Nonfiction

Quite Contrary: The Litigious Life of Mary Bennett Love by David J. Langum, Sr. Texas Tech University Press (Winner) Marymount College of Kansas: A History by Patricia Ackerman, The History Press

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The Secret Life of Us Kids by Bonnie B. Maldonado, Far Country Press (Winner) Souvenir by Aimee Suzara, Word Tech Communications Red Stain by Liza Porter, Finishing Line Press

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Searching for Silver Heels by Jeannie Mobley, Simon & Schuster (Winner) Red Berries, White Clouds, Blue Sky by Sandra Dallas, Sleeping Bear Press Oveta Culp Hobby: Colonel, Cabinet Member, Philanthropist by Debra Winegarten, The University of Texas Press

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Application for 2016 WILLA Literary Awards Capturing the Diversity of the Women’s West Honoring Books Published in 2015 *Entry deadline - February 1, 2016. *Application Fee - $50 per entry. The WILLA Literary Awards is a nationally recognized award given annually to writers for books featuring women’s or girls’ stories set in the West. Women Writing the West, a nonprofit association of writers and other professionals writing and promoting the Women’s West, underwrites and presents the awards. Only books initially published and copyrighted in 2015 (in any form) are eligible for the WILLA Literary Awards. In cases where the publication date and copyright date differ, copyright date shall prevail. Books previously released/published in ANY format (hardcover, softcover, e-book, CD, Internet download, POD, etc.) prior to 2015 are not eligible. All submissions must be made in bound hard copy form. Professional librarians select Winners and Finalists. Awards will be presented at the WWW annual conference in October, 2016. Please obtain guidelines before entering. Complete award information and guidelines (including information for books published in electronic formats) are posted for downloading on the WWW web site: www.WomenWritingtheWest.org or may be obtained by writing Women Writing the West, 8547 E. Arapahoe Rd., #J-541, Greenwood Village, CO 80112-1436. Contact WILLA Chair: Anne Schroeder at [email protected] or by telephone 541-479-2284 ** Complete one entry form per book entered ** Notate the category, author and title of each entry on checks Please provide as much contact information as possible so that we may make appropriate notifications and/or request further information for promoting our award Winners and Finalists. Title of Submission Published in 2015: ____________________________________________________________________________________ ISBN:____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Submitted By:___________________________________________ Author:________________________________________________________ Address:_________________________________________________ Address:________________________________________________________ City, State, Zip:____________________________________________ City, State, Zip:___________________________________________________ Phone, Fax:_______________________________________________ Phone, Fax:______________________________________________________ E-Mail:__________________________________________________ E-Mail:_________________________________________________________ Publisher:_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Address:_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ City, State, Zip:____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ E-Mail:__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Editor:__________________________________________________ Publicist:_____________________________________________________ Address:_________________________________________________ Address:_______________________________________________________ City, State, Zip:____________________________________________ City, State, Zip:__________________________________________________ E-Mail:__________________________________________________ E-Mail:________________________________________________________ ** CATEGORY (please choose one – WWW reserves the right to add or delete categories or to move entries to other categories) o Contemporary Fiction o Poetry o Historical Fiction o Original Softcover Fiction (trade or mass market) o Creative Nonfiction o Children’s and Young Adult Fiction and Nonfiction o Scholarly Nonfiction • • • • • • •

Please include the following items with the entry form for submission to be judged: o A check payable to “Women Writing the West,” $50 per entry. o THREE non-returnable copies of each book entry, postmarked no later than February 1, 2016, to: Contemporary Fiction: Doris Eraldi, 11991 East Road, Potter Valley, CA 95469 Historical Fiction: Bill Scott, 16100 SW Century Dr., Apt 87, Sherwood, OR 97140-6219 Creative Nonfiction: Sherie Fox Schmauder, 669 Tyner Way, Incline Village, NV 89451 Scholarly Nonfiction: Kayann Short, Stonebridge Farm, 5169 Ute Highway, Longmont, CO 80503 Poetry: Linda Hasselstrom, Windbreak House Retreats, P.O. Box 169, Hermosa, SD 57744-0169 Original Softcover Fiction (trade or mass market): W. Michael Farmer, P. O. Box 159, Battery Park, VA 23304 Children’s and Young Adult Fiction and Nonfiction: Brigid Amos, 3825 S. 18th St., Lincoln, NE 68502 Each book may be entered in only one category. THIS APPLICATION MAY BE PHOTOCOPIED. Women Writing the West | 21

2015 WILLA fund donors Sybil Barnes – Estes Park, CO Jane Kirkpatrick – Bend, OR (in honor of Sybil Downing) Cynthia Leal Massey – Helotes, TX Carolyn Niethammer – Tucson, AZ Sarah Rickman – Colorado Springs, CO (in honor of Joyce Lohse) Kaye Roll – Torrance, CA Alice Trego – West Jordan, UT Dawn Wink – Santa Fe, NM (in honor of Susan Tweit) Ralph Freedman – Decatur, GA

Thank you to all who have donated to the WWW WILLA Fund in 2015.

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Member Focus provides a space for Women Writing the West members to list talents and skills related to writing such as Editing Services, Speakers, Classes, Workshops, or Writing Retreats.

Linda M. Hasselstrom Linda M. Hasselstrom, Personalized and Online Retreats. [email protected] facebook.com/windbreakhouse windbreakhouse.wordpress.com Bill Scott B J Scott - Multiple award-winning novelist, incl. WILLA winner Line Editing References [email protected] bjscotthistoricals.wordpress.com Heidi M. Thomas Heidi M. Thomas Writing Services Substantive & Copyediting 898 Talia Way, Chino Valley, AZ 86323 360-391-3228 [email protected] heidimthomas.com Alice D. Trego Alice Trego Edits Professional Editing & Proofreading Journalism Background 801-573-5309 [email protected] 22 | 2016 Catalog of Author’s Books

sustaining members Arrington-Wolcott, Jann Baker, Doris Barker, Jane Valentine Bommersbach, Jana Boyd, Jacque Breene, Leslee Cathro, Lorraine Christenson, Lisa Loucks Dallas, Sandra Downing, Andrea Duckworth, Liz Farmer, W. Michael Fitzjerrell, Karen Casey Forbes, Jamie Lisa Gunst, Laurie Hanks, Julie Hill, Laurel Ann Kirkpatrick, Jane Lyon, Suzanne Maine, Priscilla A. Madlonado, Bonnie B. Marshak, Barbara Massey, Cynthia Leal Olsen, Jan Falke Pando, Trilla Rickman, Sarah Rochlin, Harriet Roll, Kaye Sandell, Irene (Cindy) Trego, Alice Trimble, Mary Tweit, Susan Weston, Julie W.

What is a sustaining member? These members have chosen to contribute dues beyond the regular annual dues to help WWW sustain its activities for the benefit of all members. We thank them for their generosity.

Index Ackerman, Patricia................Kansas..........................Nonfiction........ 13

Lohse, Joyce B.......................Colorado.......................Nonfiction......... 14

Banning, Lynna......................California............................Fiction.......... 4

Marquis, Annette...................Virginia.........................Nonfiction......... 14

Baptiste, Mary Beth...............Wyoming......................Nonfiction........ 13

Massey, Cynthia....................Texas............................Nonfiction......... 15

Black, Mary S.........................Texas..................................Fiction.......... 4

Mayo, C. M.............................California............................Fiction........... 8

Breene, Leslee........................Colorado.............................Fiction.......... 4

......................................................................................Nonfiction......... 14

Brew, Jo..................................Oregon..........................Nonfiction........ 13

......................................................................................Anthology......... 19

Brew, Jo and Edwards, Pat...Oregon..........................Nonfiction........ 13

McFadden, Roni.....................California......................Nonfiction......... 16

Broday, Linda.........................Texas..................................Fiction...... 4, 6

Moss, A. K..............................Oregon....................Children’s/YA... 16, 18

Brotherton, Velda...................Arkansas.............................Fiction.......... 4

Niethammer, Carolyn............Arizona...............................Fiction......... 11

Cardwell, Mollie Bickle.........Texas..................................Fiction.......... 4

Noonan, C.J............................California............................Fiction........... 8

Cox, Patricia Grady...............Arizona...............................Fiction.......... 4

Nowak, Pamela......................Colorado.............................Fiction......... 11

Dawdy, Arletta.......................California............................Fiction.......... 4

Nyman, Leslie........................Massachusetts...................Fiction........... 8

Downing, Andrea...................New York............................Fiction.......... 4

Pashley, Ava...........................NSW, Australia...................Fiction........... 8

Fisher, Janet...........................Oregon................................Fiction.......... 6

Peone, Carmen.......................Washington............Children’s/YA......... 17

......................................................................................Nonfiction........ 13

Poling-Kempes, Lesley..........New Mexico.................Nonfiction... 14, 15

Foard, Sheila Wood................Missouri..................Children’s/YA........ 16

Pratt, Gaby.............................Delaware................Children’s/YA......... 18

Gagehabib, La Verne.............Oregon................................Fiction.......... 6

Schroeder, Anne.....................Oregon................................Fiction........... 8

Geores-Gardner, Diane L......Oregon..........................Nonfiction.. 13, 14

Scott, Bill................................Oregon.................. Member Focus......... 22

Gooch, Margaret....................Massachusetts...................Fiction.......... 6

Sedmak, Terri.........................NSW, Australia...................Fiction..... 8, 10

Gray, Erin................................Colorado.................Children’s/YA.. 16, 17

Short, Kayann.........................Colorado.......................Nonfiction......... 15

Grayson, Elizabeth................Missouri..............................Fiction.......... 8

Squires, Janet.........................California................Children’s/YA......... 17

Hamilton, Penny....................Colorado.......................Nonfiction........ 14

............................................................................................Fiction..... 9, 10

Hasselstrom, Linda................South Dakota....... Member Focus........ 22

Sundell, Joanne......................California................Children’s/YA... 17, 18

Hatfield, Shanna.....................Oregon................................Fiction........ 10

Thomas, Heidi M...................Arizona.........................Nonfiction......... 15

Hinton, T. M............................Oklahoma...........................Fiction........ 10

.............................................................................. Member Focus......... 22

Jacobs, Linda.........................New Mexico.......................Fiction...... 5, 6

Trego, Alice............................Utah...................... Member Focus......... 22

Jenner, Frances......................Colorado.................Children’s/YA........ 17

Trimble, Mary ........................Washington........................Fiction......... 10

Johnston, Linda.....................Virginia.........................Nonfiction........ 14

Wallace, Louise Lenahan......Washington........................Fiction......... 11

Jones, Andrea........................Colorado.......................Nonfiction........ 14

Wasmund, Laurie Marr..........Colorado.............................Fiction......... 11

Kirkpatrick, Jane....................Oregon................................Fiction...... 6, 7

Weston, Julie..........................Idaho...................................Fiction......... 11

......................................................................................Nonfiction........ 14

......................................................................................Nonfiction......... 15

Kondazian, Karen...................California............................Fiction.......... 8

Wurth, K. Lyn.........................Iowa....................................Fiction......... 13

Kurtz, Mary B.........................Colorado.......................Nonfiction........ 14

Zanjani, Sally..........................Nevada.........................Nonfiction......... 15

Lincoln, Deborah...................Oregon................................Fiction........ 13

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