Wednesday, July 16, 2014

July Member News

Congratulations to all on your new publications!

Deanna Dickinson McCall’s “Desert Dreams,” is included in the anthology Broken Promises (La Frontera Publishing). The West was built on a handshake and a promise. But sometimes those promises were broken, and the consequences could be fearful. Whether it was the nation’s broken promises to tribal leaders, or a vow to revenge a wounded heart, the price would have to be paid in blood and tears.

Diane Sward Rapaport Home Sweet Jerome: Death andRebirth of Arizona’s Richest Copper Mining City. When mining left the town in the early 1950's most thought the town would close down all together. But Jerome was too stubborn to die and it has become Arizona's most famous ghost town and a notorious and loveable hippie hideout. A history of the inhabitants who stayed, or moved in and out during the 60's and 70's and the rebirth that took hold in the 80's and 90's making Jerome a celebrated art and history destination now visited by more than a million people each year.

Sarah Byrne Rickman, Flight to Destiny, Annie Gwynn joins fellow Tennessean Cornelia Fort flight instructing over Oahu the morning of December 7, 1941. Both are chased from the sky by the marauding Japanese Zeroes that arrive to wreak havoc on Pearl Harbor. Nine months later, Cornelia joins Nancy Love’s WAFS squadron to ferry Army airplanes. She sends word to Annie to apply. Former stunt pilot and flight instructor Clare Varsky joins her friend Nancy Love’s history-making squadron. And Jacqueline Cochran readies her administrative assistant, Midge Culpepper, to qualify for the WAFS, to spy on Love’s rival program. The three women pilots meet, share their joys, sorrows, loves, and lives, and come to rely on each other. Each, in turn, encounters her own flight to destiny. To purchase, email Sarah at

Carolyn Niethammer The PianoPlayer (Oak Tree Press) 
In 1882, Frisco Rosie, the saloon piano player, and Nellie, upstanding boarding house owner, form an improbable bond that takes them from Tombstones desert, to imprisonment in a Mexican jail and eventually to Dawson City's frozen creeks in the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush. Challenging society's norms for proper womanhood, they each pursue their own dreams for success, postponing romance with the men who love them, until for one, it becomes too late.


Teresa Lynn Little Lodges on the Prairie: Freemasonry& Laura Ingalls Wilder is now available on Kindle. Little Lodges on the Prairie: Freemasonry & Laura Ingalls Wilder is the first book to comprehensively detail the involvement of Laura Ingalls Wilder and each member of her family in the ancient fraternity of Freemasonry and the related Order of the Eastern Star. Complete with rarely seen and previously unpublished documents and photographs, this book offers a new and unique perspective on the beloved author of the Little House on the Prairie series of books.

Heather Buchanan, And Then You Fall. Ben Rice recognized her as soon as he saw her sitting at the bar. Liv, that was her name, and fate kept putting her in front of him. Used to getting what he wants, Ben pursues the reluctant Liv, who’s busy following her own dream of becoming a competitive barrel racer. When a devastating accident changes the course of her life, Ben is forced to choose between his band’s long-fought meteoric rise to international fame, and the woman he believes is the love of his life.

Susan Nunn, Song of the Earth has been called a journey into our consciousness, both as a people and a nation. It is the love story of Jessie and Clay, a journalist and a federal agent.  The story grows out of a flash flood that roars down a ravine to encompass many of the issues these historic Borderlands present to us today.

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