Wednesday, November 19, 2008

New Children's Book by WWW Member Pat Gott

Horse Tails by Shasta is my new children's horse book "hot off
the press". I'm excited as it's the first of a series of five
children's horse stories I'm going to write, with Deborah DeShon

A horse named Shasta tells the story of his life in this fun, informative children's book. Every page is colorfully illustrated. Shasta's adventures include trying to befriend a porcupine, snowman, kid goat, neighborhood ponies and dogs. By the time other horses finally join him in his pasture, his antics of getting loose and wandering his neighborhood free have become a habit. Shasta lived to be 30 years old.

The story is true.

by Pat Gott

Friday, November 14, 2008

Linda Sandifer Contest Reminder

I want to remind everyone that the contest/giveaway I'm conducting for those who have read my recent novel, The Last Rodeo, will close on December 1st and the drawing will take place December 2nd. For details about the contest--and to see the gorgeous prize--go to the September 18th post on my blog:

Friday, November 07, 2008

Thank You to WWW

Quite some time ago, one member supplied us with an e mail reference to the Internet Address of The American Life Histories, Manuscripts from the Federal Writers Project, 1936-1940. They have been incredibly interesting reading for me and are now being used in some unique ways to celebrate Oregon's 150th birthday. A big thank you to to the woman who supplied the connection. If you're interested in reading more about what we're doing, check out my blog site

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

October and The Conference

What an amazing month October has been. Looking at the new releases from our members and having met so many others at the conference in San Antonio, I am still in awe of all we are accomplishing. If we only get ten people to rethink the west and our part in its beginings and its continued growth we are making progress. When I say ten, I mean ten per person. There is so much we have and continue to provide to this place we call the west.

As I made the drive from Colorado to San Antonio and back I had many hours to let my mind take it's journey into what it means to be a writer and perfomance artist. I can only say that the people I have met and continue to meet grow me into an even greater creative person. Whether I ever have a novel published or an album released I know that I will always be welcomed. Even as I take the time to write this bit, I am in the throes of the 'nanowrimo' commitment, due to my connections with this orginization.

I am also looking forward to taking over the newsletter, learning how that works and sharing what all of you have to offer over time.

Thank you to everyone. It has been and continues to be a pleasure.