Archives for November, 2007
Tanya Hansen! CONGRATULATIONS Tanya!!!!! Send your address to email@example.com and I will send you my LAST early copy of MAVERICK WILD :) Thank you so much to everyone who stopped by today to share your thoughts and comments! Be sure to come by tomorrow — Kathryn Albright will be here! Kathryn and I were [...]
AMELIA RICHARD! Congratulations from everyone at Petticoats and Pistols! Please contact me privately with your address at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your prize is waiting to be shipped!
I absolutely LOVE research. I had a blast digging into the history of Sierra Mountain lumber camps for the setting of my July Harlequin western recently titled THE GUNSLINGER’S BRIDE. I had an interest in logging camps long before I ever started writing. There’s quite a few old camp towns and even an old working logging camp railroad in our area. [...]
My, oh my! I do declare, y’all are gonna get a treat. Kathryn Albright is saddling up and riding over to visit. She’s all fired up about her new Harlequin historical, “The Angel and the Outlaw.” Mosey on over Saturday and we’ll have more fun than the law allows or my name isn’t Felicia Filly.
It’s the end of our Big Fall Bonanza Contest! The winner will be announced tomorrow. Stop by and see if you’re the lucky winner! Stacey Kayne will be blogging. Don’t miss it! Here’s a list of prizes: Autographed books from all the gang here at Petticoats and Pistols. Riflemen DVD Red Cowboy Bandana A $20.00 [...]
. . . has ridden into Wildflower Junction! Her name is Felicia Filly, and she’s going to be keeping folks informed on the happenings in town. Like who our weekend guests will be. Or if we’re having a change in schedule. Or if we have a special announcement to make. Felicia’s going to be a busy [...]
My dear bloggers: I love westerns, but as you know I’m presently not writing them. I enjoy being part of this group, but with my present schedule, I don’t have as much time as I’d like to devote to the site or as much time as the site and the other fillies deserve—so I’m not really doing my share to [...]
Wow! What incredibly wise people we have on this blog. If only we could influence leaders of our different countries. I think the world might be a better place. My thanks go out to Nance Miller, Bethlynn Hanley, Taryn Raye, Devon Matthews and to fellow Western Romance Authors, Elizabeth Lane, Mary Connealy, linda Broday and [...]
Good Morning fellow writers and friends! Today I thought we might talk about love — what’s it all about? At this time of year, with the holidays and all the out-of-mind busy-ness that we seem to get into — I thought it might be good to take time out and talk about a subject that we [...]
Recently a friend shared a “nightmare” homecoming date story that her daughter endured. The boy didn’t bring her a corsage, though she was ready with a buttonaire. He didn’t drive in the limo to the Pre-Party hosted at a parent’s house – to take pictures. The girl had to take pics without her date. When [...]
We’ll be making an announcement on Wednesday, so please check back, y’hear?
We’ve spent the past few months celebrating our fun here in Wildflower Junction, and we’re itchin’ to draw the lucky winner of our first HUGE contest! If you haven’t already entered to win a gift box filled to the gills with our Wildflower Bouquet of books–signed by each one of the Founding Fillies–along with some yummy western [...]
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Mine was twice as festive, as my mother’s birthday landed on Thanksgiving this year. We had a lovely day, and as usually happens on this day of festive family dining, by the time the stuffing has cooled and pies are cut, conversations tend to drift to holiday shopping, Day-After-Thanksgiving [...]
Because their belt buckles were on their shoes. In the United States, Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November. Until I was on email lists with Canadian and United Kingdom authors, I never gave much thought to the differences in the holidays we celebrate and the way we celebrate them. In Canada, [...]
Though the Pilgrims could never have envisioned it as such, Thanksgiving is the calm before the storm. A day set aside to reflect on our blessings and bounties before the craziness of the Christmas holidays hit. I’m fortunate to have all our daughters living here in our city, and we get together every Sunday for a big [...]
Sitting in my comfortable home with plenty of food just a few steps away, it’s hard for me to imagine the hardships of the early pilgrims who landed at Plymouth Rock November, 1620. The conditions must’ve been horrendous, both on the Mayflower and in carving out a settlement in the dead of winter. One hundred [...]
My love for the west comes naturally, though I have never lived there. My father’s family homesteaded in Arizona (he was two), and I grew up on his family tales and those of my uncles. The most cherished volume in my library is a history — written by my Uncle Morgan –of those homesteading days. [...]
Many thanks for the kind comments about Maxi. Here’s a picture I’d love to share with everyone!
I’m sorry for getting this out late, but on November 15, 2007 I had to put my beloved Labrador retriever, Maxine, to sleep. She’d been in our family for twelve years. The cancer she had returned with a vengeance over six months, and the past week had been too much of a strain on the [...]
Although many writers know they want to be a writer from an early age, was there something in particular that made you decide to pursue your dream? The defining year for me was the year my youngest daughter went to first grade. I had been at home raising four children spread out over several years [...]
It’s true. My neighbors never see me anymore. They know I’m home, in here somewhere, doing my job. Gone are the old days, when I’d sit outside watching my kids play in the street with the other kids, while the mothers swapped stories about school and shopping, sharing their innermost thoughts. Now, my kids are [...]
Like the Lee Marvin character in “Paint Your Wagon,” I was born under a wanderin’ star. Although my roots are firmly planted in Utah where I grew up, the itch to roam emerged early. As a solitary three-year-old I loved to take off on my own and go adventuring. Luckily we lived in a small [...]
When I wrote my first historical YA, Samantha and the Cowboy, I had a scene where—following a day of herding cattle with their bandannas up over their noses—my heroine thinks the hero looks like a raccoon with all the dust around his eyes. My manuscript came back with a note: “I think of raccoons as [...]
Good Morning! Because we have just celebrated Veteran’s Day on Monday, I thought I’d take a moment to post about something very American — fhe Native American influence on America, itself — how we are today and how we got here. Long ago, after meeting and talking to many Europeans, I was struck by the [...]