Saturday, March 18, 2017

March News


Sarah Byrn Rickman's latest book ----- the biography, Finding Dorothy Scott: Letters of a WASP Pilot (Texas Tech University Press, 2016) ----- has been named a Finalist in three 2017 book awards:
The Colorado Book Award
The Sarton Women's Book Awards from Story Circle Network
The Foreword INDIE Award

Dorothy Scott's biography is Sarah's seventh book about the women who flew for the US Army Air Forces in World War II.

K. Lynn Wurth's new novel, Seven Kinds of Rain: River Saga Book One, is a finalist for the Foreword Indies Historical Fiction Award.

Nancy Bo Flood's novel, SOLDIER SISTER has been selected as a finalist in the Colorado Book Awards juvenile literature category!

Soldier Sister, Fly Home, cover art by Shonto Begay, a Junior Library Guild selection, 2016;*starred review, Publisher's Weekly, Scholastic Book Club selection

A celebration of family, riding horses pell-mell in the dark, sharing fears when a sister is deployed, comforted by the beauty of the Navajo desert. The novel was also selected by Tuba City Library, Navajo Nation, as a community all-read.

C.M. Mayo has been elected to the Texas Institute of Letters, and also, for the second half of this May, named artist-in-residence for the Guadalupe Mountains National Park in Texas. Her latest publications include an excerpt from Metaphysical Odyssey into the Mexican Revolution, her book about the secret book by Francisco I. Madero, leader of the Mexican Revolution of 1910, in Tiferet, and her translation of Mexican writer Rose Mary Salum's short story in Catamaran.

Mara Purl's novella "Where An Angel's On a Rope" won the Silver Benjamin Franklin Digital Award

New Releases:

The Tragically True Adventures of Kit Donovan
Patricia Bailey
Albert Whitman & Company

Thirteen-year-old Kit Donovan made a lot of promises to her dying mother, and the most difficult one to keep – the one about being a proper lady – seems downright impossible in a place like Goldfield, Nevada. The corrupt owner the gold mine seems to hold sway over the whole town. When Kit convinces Papa to speak out against the dangers in the mine, trouble finds her family.

Now she must find a way to expose the misdeeds before it’s too late. With help from an unlikely friend, a Shoshone boy, and a newspaperman, she puts her big mouth and all the life skills she’s learned from reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to work. But is she really brave enough to stand up for what's right?

"A rip-roaring tale of love, friendship, and betrayal. Determined Kit will steal your heart. A romping good read!"
 -Karen Cushman, Newbery Medalist for The Midwife's Apprentice

"As dirt-caked and rough as any gold-flecked nugget found in a mine, Kit Donovan glimmers as a hero for the ages."
-Kate Hannigan, author of Golden Kite–winner The Detective' Assistant

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Barnes and Noble

 P.H. Garrett has been published in the 2016 Anthology, Untold Stories from the bottom of the well. A short story titled Breathing Fear

She has also been published in “Sisters Born, Sisters Found,” an award-winning collection of short stories, edited by Laura McHale Holland.
Email: wrangling woman

Tanya Buck's new book "101 Ways to Die with a Horse or Live Happily Ever After" is a safety guide for all things horse related for the first time rider, owner or student as well as the experienced horse person, trainer and riding instructor.

Aimed to simplify the world of horses and prevent injury to the equestrian and her horse, topics include:

Safety measures to take before you get to the barn; what to wear, how to act.
How horses think and why it matters.
Choosing the best trainer, Veterinarian and farrier.
Buying and selling a horse.
Safely riding in company; on the trail and in the arena.
Tack: which is best for you and your horse?
Trailer loading and safety hauling tips.
Health care.

"101 Ways to Die with a Horse or Live Happily Ever After, an essential safety guide for horse & rider" is the first in the Horses Happily Ever After series and the launching of the Horses Happily Ever After Project.

The project mission is to better the horse world through education that keeps both horse and human safe and happy. This project focuses on giving back to the horse world by my donating ​1​5% of the 2017 profits from the book  being donated to horse charity. I am also committing to offering seminars to raise funds for the preservation of wild horses in America. Please visit the interactive Horses Happily Ever After
 website: ​www.​Horses​H​appily​E​ver​A​

Published by Flying Frog, Jan 2017, also available in eBook version and on Amazon.

Bobbins and Boots
Shanna Hatfield

How does an act of kindness result in… marriage?

One carefree cowboy is about to find out in this sweet historical romance!

Born dirt-poor into a life of hardship, Allie Tillman seizes the opportunity to better her situation by answering an advertisement for a mail-order bride in the West. Upon her arrival in Baker City, Oregon, she discovers her intended is a low-down, lying thief. Determined not to marry him, she grasps at the one thing that will keep him from forcing her to be his wife — marrying another man.

Good-natured cowboy Ben Amick had no idea a simple trip into town would completely change his life. When he happens upon a mail-order bride desperate to avoid marrying her fiancé, Ben does the first thing that pops into his head and marries her. Willingly, he gives her the protection of his name and his arms, never expecting her to capture his heart.

Humorous, heartfelt, and awash in sweet romance, Bobbins and Boots captures the tender and tumultuous emotions of falling in love.

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