Congratulations to our WWW authors for their new books, newly re-published books, short stories, awards and best-seller lists!
Harriet Rochlin: PioneerJews: A New Life in the Far West
After twenty-six years in print at Houghton Mifflin, Harriet Rochlin's landmark illustrated social history, has been re-published by the Authors Guild/iUniverse. The San Francisco Chronicle celebrated it as "social history at its best -- entertaining, engaging and filled with little known information about famous and not so famous Jewish pioneers." Several valuable new features have been added, including updated contact information for 64 of the 219 period photographs; and newly-obtained facts about the image of a semi-nude woman long misidentified as Josie Marcus Earp, 47-year companion of Wyatt Earp.
Natalie Bright: "A Cowboy's Life" appears in the March 2014 edition of APPLESEEDS, a social studies magazine for kids ages 6-9. The article includes Natalie's photos taken during their spring branding. Kids will learn that ranchers rely on the work that cowboys and cowgirls do even today as they did in the old west.
Nanette Day writing as C. Jai Ferry has published three ebooks of short storycollections Honeysuckle Road, Honeysuckle Memories, and Honeysuckle Dreams, which explore everyday relationships among people making life-altering decisions in not-soeveryday situations.
Awards and Recognition
Roni McFadden: TheLongest Trail has won the EPIC award for non-fiction. As a young teen, McFadden left behind the confusion and pain of her unhappy preteen years. She tells of how she went up—up onto horses, up the road to a man who could help her, and up the mountain, to where she could see clearly and breathe deeply. As she travels "The Longest Trail", Roni evolves from a girl stumbling along treacherous and twisted paths to become a strong young woman who knows where she is going, how to get there, and understands she will have help along the way.
“As you ride with McFadden up the trail in this book, you will know the joy, fear, grief, humor, beauty and wonder she experienced in the high country, in Altadena, and all along the way, as she journeyed to this time and place by way of "The Longest Trail." ~M. Cairn
Susan Wittig Albert: A Wilder Rose topped the Thorndike large-print bestseller list for March. The novel was published in October 2013 by her imprint, Persevero Press.