Wednesday, May 13, 2015

May Member News

Congratulations to our WWW members on their new books and awards! What a great group this is!

Mary E. Trimble, Sailing With Impunity  
Sail with Mary and Bruce on a 13,000-mile adventure from Seattle to legendary South Pacific Islands and home again. From magical sights and scents of their first tropical island landfall to the bustling, colorful Tahitian markets. From sudden midnight squalls and weathering a cyclone in Samoa to pristine anchorages in the Kingdom of Tonga. Share the adventure as they fulfill their dream.
Vella Munn’s four book Native American historical romance series, “Soul Survivors” has been released: Seminole Song, Spirit of the Eagle, Wind Warrior, and The River’s Daughter are about the men, women, and children determined to remain true to their traditions and cultures in the face of traumatic challenges. The stories are historical romances and more, extensively researched and full of Vella’s deep admiration for America’s first citizens.

Shanna Hatfield, Thimbles and Thistles (Baker City Brides, Book 2)  Maggie Dalton has no need for a man in her life. Widowed more than ten years, she’s built a successful business and managed quite well on her own in the bustling town of Baker City, Oregon. Full of Scottish charm and mischief, Ian MacGregor could claim any available woman in Baker City as his own, except the enchanting dress shop owner who continues to ignore him. Not one to give up on what he wants, Ian vows to win Maggie’s heart or leave the town he’s come to love.

Shanna Hatfield Lacy (Pendleton Petticoats, Book 5)  Eager to make her own way in the world, Lacy Williams leaves behind her family on the Umatilla Reservation and accepts a job in Pendleton at the telephone office as an operator. Grant Hill wants a wife. However, not just any wife will do. If that were the case, he’d make an announcement at the mercantile and cause a stampede to the church. The two must strive to discover if the bonds of love are stronger than the bonds of tradition in this sweet historical western romance.

Linda Broday Twice a Texas Bride When Rand Sinclair finds a woman and child half-frozen and starving in the dead of winter, he shares the warmth of his fire. Then he discovers she's running from an outlaw bent on killing her. He risks everything he has to keep her safe.



Andrea Downing, Dearest Darling won the Maple leaf Award sponsored by Still Moments Magazine for Favorite Hero​, as well as Honorable Mentions in Favorite Novel, Favorite Short Story and Favorite Heroine.

Susan J. Tweit's commentary, “Thank You for Your Service,” published in the Denver Post last May, is a finalist for the Colorado Authors League Awards in the Essay category. 

Gretchen Wiegand and Anna McDermott, The Circle of Na’mow is a 2015 Colorado Book Awards finalist for Historical Fiction. The Colorado Book Awards Celebration will be on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at the Doerr-Hosier Center in Aspen Colorado and will kick off the Aspen Summer Words 2015 Literary Festival.

Roni McFadden The Longest Trail won the 2014 USA REBA award for the best non-fiction representing the western states and the second edition will be released soon. Ride along with young Roni as she discovers the lessons of the ancient spirits of the mountains, deserts and horses-a wonderful coming of age tale in a magnificent setting.


Susan J Tweit said...

Congratulations to all, and thanks to Heidi for tending the Women Writing the West blog!

Alice Trego said...

Sending my congratulations to everyone! We sure have a group of prolific people within our midst!

Arletta Dawdy said...

Congratulations to all with new books and awards. WWW champions the West!