Andrea Downing’s novella, Bad Boy, Big Heart has been included in an anthology, Come Love a Cowboy. New Yorker K.C. Daniels feels the strain of being her overbearing parents’ daughter. Chay Ridgway feels the strain of being his father’s sole support. As these two find their way in the world during three months in Wyoming, will it be a summer romance or a love that will last for years?
Shanna Hatfield, Bertie (Pendleton Petticoats Book 6). She needs an adventure. He needs the warmth of her smile... Riley Walsh had no plans to fall in love… then he met vivacious Bertie Hawkins. A sweet romance that embraces the trials and triumphs of yesteryear, BERTIE blends laugh-out-loud adventures with heartwarming moments.
Paty Jager, Killer Descent (Windtree Press, Book five in the Shandra Higheagle Mysteries) Once again Shandra Higheagle finds herself a suspect in a murder investigation when an ex-lover is found murdered on a Huckleberry ski run. A past she’d planned to never divulge now must be shared with the first man she’s trusted, Detective Ryan Greer.
Gail Jenner, Historic Redwood National and StateParks, (Lyons Press, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield). The book is conversational in style -- not a typical "history" -- but a series of essay-formatted chapters. The book brings alive the trees that are unique and timeless, from ancient times to pre-contact and tribal histories, through the gold rush and settlement periods, to the era of big logging and then to the present development of the state and national park, in addition to sidebars of interest and personages of importance.
Joyce Lohse, Spencer Penrose: Builder and Benefactor (Filter Press). Entrepreneur. Mining Magnate. Showman. Philanthropist. This biography tells the story of Spencer Penrose who came to Colorado in 1892 to partner with his boyhood friend, Charles L. Tutt, and became wealthy from real estate and mining investments. Penrose was a builder and a benefactor to Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region, and his legacy includes The Broadmoor, a world-class resort in the foothills the Rockies, as well as the Pikes Peak Highway, and the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.
Leslie Poling-Kempes, Ladies of the Canyons: a League of Extraordinary Women & Their Adventures in the American Southwest, was awarded Spur Finalist for Historical Nonfiction from Western Writers of America, and also received a silver medal in US History, 2016 IPPY Awards.
Linda Jacobs, Summer of Fire, Rain of Fire, and Lake of Fire are all finalists in the Foreword Magazine Indiefab Book Awards—Summer and Rain in the General Fiction category and Lake of Fire in Historical Fiction. The trilogy was republished in 2015.
Marsha Ward has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 Whitney LifetimeAchievement Award. The Award is given to individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary achievement and/or who have made significant contributions to the LDS writing community.The Whitneys are an awards program for novels written by LDS authors.