Archives for May, 2008
Howdy, everyone! I’m really glad to be blogging at Pistols and Petticoats today. In fact, just thinking about westerns and romance has me thinking country and humming the old Willie Nelson tune, “My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys…” For as long as I can remember, I’ve enjoyed a good western—whether it’s in the form of [...]
Missy Potts from a random drawing. Congratulations!! EMAIL ME AT CHARLENESANDS@HOTMAIL.COM FOR YOUR COPY OF WESTERN WEDDINGS! DO YOU REMEMBER THESE TINSEL TREES? THEY ARE COMING BACK IN STYLE NOW! Thanks all for taking that precious stroll down memory lane with me!
Hello Darlings, just a little reminder to stop by here tomorrow. The lovely and talented Miss Judy Duarte will be arriving and will give us the lowdown on cowboys and bronc riders, two of my favorite subjects. My, oh my!! But we need you to pitch in and help us show Miss Judy some of our famous [...]
A couple of weeks ago I mentioned in a post that I belly danced. Since then I’ve received several requests to blog about belly dancing and to include a photo or two. It’s been a while since these were taken. Can’t remember how long, but that’s definitely my pre-menopausal body you’re seeing… I started [...]
The Fillies hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day last weekend and are ready to help us entertain another special guest. We sure couldn’t do it without you I guarantee. Miss Judy Duarte, author of contemporary western romance, will come riding by on Saturday. Yippee! We’ll have us a grand old time discussing the whys and [...]
I’m slow this morning but I PROMISE I wrote this yesterday and had it saved and scheduled. So I messed up somehow and I’m sorry. Me and computers…NOT an easy co-existance. I remember a cable special, the History Channel I think, about The History of the Gun and it was so interesting, especially how ancient the gun [...]
Good Morning! I hope you will forgive my short post today. I am sitting here at home (which is good), but with some grief in my heart, and a little pain, as well. My brother-in-law passed away four days ago and because we were close this has affected me very much. And then as if that [...]
And the two lucky readers who will recieve autographed copies of Awaken My Heart are…. Linda Broday and Jeanne Sheats Congrats! Please send me your address at: SaintJohn@aol.com and I’ll see that DiAnn gets it right away. Thanks for blogging with us!
When I was a kid, I used to get spanked for lying. Now I get paid for it! Ah, such is the life of a fiction writer. Hi, I’m DiAnn Mills, and I’m the new kid on the block with Avon Inspire. I live in Texas, the Lone Star State, where history and adventure are [...]
The number generator chose #8, Cheryl C. You’re hoping paid off, Cheryl :-D CONGRATULATIONS! email your address to me at firstname.lastname@example.org And I’ll mail your advance copy of THE GUNSLINER’S UNTAMED BRIDE! THANK YOU to everyone who dropping by to comment today and share your favorite series :-)
Ah just want to remind you sweet ladies that Miss DiAnn Mills will be here in Wildflower Junction visiting tomorrow. The Fillies are itching to ask her about her fascination with Zorro and I’ll bet you are too. We’ll have lots of laughter and carrying-on when she steps into our midst. You’ll want to comment because she’s giving [...]
This has been a crazy week for me; wrapping up the end of the 7th and 8th grade school year with my boys–this week we’ve had band concerts, major science projects, history reports and last-minute book reports…not to mention my oldest is graduating from Junior High this year. Top that off with my youngest fainting [...]
Although snake oil shows are perceived as American in origin, their roots can be traced back to the mountebank and zany shows that flourished throughout medieval Europe. The mountebank peddled pills, ointments and tonics from a small stage. He attracted a crowd with the assistance of a clownish partner called a zany, who gained attention [...]
My spiffy random number generator picked BRENDA MAZUR as the winner of barbecue sauce from the ever-popular Smoke Pit here in Omaha. Email me, Brenda, with your address, and I’ll ship a bottle right off to you! email@example.com Thank you, everyone! And have a great Memorial Day doin’ the ‘Cue!
All right all you gals, the sweet and sassy DiAnn Mills is galloping your way Saturday! The dear woman is going to fill us in on her Zorro-like hero in her latest book and talk about everything we love about the state of Texas. The Fillies are delighted to have the pleasure of Miss Mills’s company and I know you [...]
It all depends where you’re from. With Memorial Day coming up in a few days, and May being National Barbecue Month, folks all over the country are going to be firing up their grills, smokers and ovens, stirring their spices and mixing their sauces for that first big weekend to kick off summer. Barbecue will [...]
I recently had to do some research on this subject for the book I’m working on and was amazed at the strange superstitions and traditions that people had back since the beginning of time and still do in some instances. We’re all familiar with the bad luck that will come when a black cat crosses one’s path. [...]
I am finishing revisions today. I hope. They are due in my editor’s office at nine on Tuesday morning. There’s still a lot to do. Thankfully, she had few, but in re-reading the manuscript, I had a bunch. And I’ll tell you why. Three weeks ago, I was running late in finishing the manuscript. Very [...]
It’s so great to be blogging here. Thanks to the lovely founding ladies for inviting me. What a great website. I’m so happy to be here where others share my love of western historical romances and, in my case more specifically, Americana romance. Webster’s Dictionary defines Americana as ‘of or to relating to America; [...]
Miss Jillian Hart will be on our doorstep bright and early tomorrow morning! The Fillies have swept, mopped and dusted the place until it’s spic-and-span. We’re so happy for another chance to entertain. Miss Hart will be promoting and talking about her work. Do you know that she’s in the anthology “Western Weddings” with our [...]
Recently in a Redbook article, women were asked what made them feel desirable, then the same question was asked of their smitten men. Their answers may surprise you. Mind you, these are men ALREADY in love with their mates. According to Redbook: “When a man is in love, what he finds really [...]
Well, the Fillies have been up to their old tricks…trying to make things easier on our visitors here in Wildflower Junction. We always work hard to put all the western romances we can find in our danged special Larkspur Library. And to make it even EASIER, we’ve linked eligible bookcovers directly to AMAZON. It’s called [...]
Just came in from pulling a few weeds in my yard. It’s been a cool, damp spring here, and my flowers are coming into bloom. With deadlines pressing, the time would have been better spent at the computer. But something in me craves that hands-in-the-earth feeling. Besides, I’ve come up with a good excuse–it’s genetic. [...]