Archives for February, 2012

A hearty welcome today to  inspirational author DARLENE FRANKLIN!. Please leave a comment…Darlene has a signed hard copy of A Ranger’s Trail for one lucky person. Darlene, tell us a little bit about your latest release, fourth in your six-book series: When Susan Page Davis, Vickie McDonough and I first brainstormed about the Texas Trails series, […]

  I’m so excited. The re-release of my third single title western romance in Kindle format is almost as thrilling as it was when it first hit the bookstores in 2005. I tell you it’s been a while coming. REDEMPTION is set in 1869 in the East Texas fictional town of Redemption. It’s a small […]

The winner of THE LAWMAN’S VOW and some Ghirdelli chocolate is … Virginia C. Virginia, you can contact me with your snail mail at  Please let me know what kind of chocolate you’d like.  The choices are:  (1) Solid dark chocolate bar  (2) Dark Chocolate with mint  (3) Milk chocolate with caramel or (4) […]

Tomorrow will be Valentine’s Day.  For many folks that means roses and heart-shaped cards inscribed with sweet sentiments.  Not me.  I go for the good stuff…chocolate! Humankind’s love affair with chocolate goes way back.  In the early 1500’s, the first Spanish conquistadores to arrive in Mexico discovered the Aztecs enjoying chocolate as a beverage.  They […]

Listed below are the upcoming releases from our talented writers here at Wildflower Junction.  To purchase any of these fine books, just click on the book covers.  And to learn more about the authors, click on thier names.     LAKOTA PRINCESS By Karen Kay No bloodline can tear them apart. A love that defies the […]

What is it about cowboys and horses and rugged individualism that brings readers back to Westerns again and again? Their popularity may wax and wane, but the stories of cowboys and the West are constants in the fiction world that might see the rise and fall of vampires, wizards and fantasy. (I’m not criticizing—I’m a […]

Readers and interviewers often ask about what got me interested in writing western romances. Well, there’s a reason my logo features a wagon wheel. It all started with a wagon train. The early seeds were planted with Laura Ingalls and Little House on the Prairie, both the books and the television series. But it wasn’t until the […]

  Hello Darlings, Miss Alexis Harrington has boarded the stage and will step down in the midst of Wildflower Junction on Saturday, February 11th. The dear lady is a lover of the Old West and the cowboys who might’ve lived on the vast frontier at one time. I know she’ll feel right at home with […]

In 1880, when the cattle kings of the West reigned like, well, royalty, their wealth and desire for comradeship led to the formation of the only male-dominated social club west of Denver.  Formed by members of the Wyoming Stockgrowers Association, the club was initially named The Cactus Club, then later changed to The Cheyenne Club.  The […]


Because there were so many responses to this most recent post, I’ve decided to give away more than one book.  Only thing is that because these books are not ebooks, but are published mass market books, I have to limit it to the United States and/or Canada.  So if your name was picked please understand […]

Hi everyone! My winner for Kane’s Redemption is… JOANNE B.!!!! JoAnne, I will e-mail you and get your info! CONGRATULATIONS!


If you’re like me, you have a few rules for writing–and for reading.  In my writing there are some things I would “never” do. Here’s a list of a the top three: Rule #1 – I never write in first person. Rule #2 – I never write from a child’s point of view. Rule #3 […]

In delving into the history of the American West, I’ve often come across some quite unusual stories…facts.   Some of these stories are  “stranger than fiction,” and so is this story I’m about to tell you. This is a true story, even if highly extraordinary.  It concerns an unusual man, a man who was born on the […]

  Bet you thought we’d forgotten about giving away Julianne Maclean’s gift card. Nope, we sure didn’t. I put all the names in my ten gallon hat and………… the winner is KAREN H in NC If that don’t beat all! I’m dancin’ a jig for you, Karen H. You don’t have to do anything to […]

  Hope everyone had a good time with Miss Debra. She really enjoyed the visit. Winner of DONOVAN’S BED in e-format is………. QUILT LADY Woo-Hoo! I’m so happy for you, Quilt Lady! Miss Debra will contact you about your prize. No need for you to do anything. I hope you enjoy the book.

I’d like to thank Petticoats and Pistols for having me as a guest today. Though I only have two to my credit, I love writing Western historicals. I’ve written seventeenth century pirates, Regency dukes and Victorian gentlemen, but I have to admit to having a soft spot for my Western novels. The fun thing about […]

  Miss Debra Mullins rides into the Junction on Monday, February 6th. The Fillies are delighted to have this talented woman. She’s celebrating the release of the electronic version of western romance book DONOVAN’S BED and wants our help in getting the word out. Miss Debra will fit in well here. She loves writing about […]

Greetings Fillies!  Thanks for having me!  I’m thrilled to be here chatting with you about one of my first western romances, which is where I got my start as a romance writer. My debut novel, PRAIRIE BRIDE was set in a sod house on the Kansas prairies.  It was a Harlequin Historicals release in the […]

Today’s Winner!

  Paisley has chosen a winner, and the e-book goes to…. Connie Lorenz Congratulations, Connie!  Send me an email ( ) with your choice of e-book, and the email you use to log in to either Amazon or Barnes & Noble.   Thanks again to Paisley Kirkpatrick for spending the day with us!

I want to welcome my good friend Paisley Kirkpatrick to Wildflower Junction. Paisley is one of the first writers I met when starting on my quest for publication and has become a beloved friend and critique partner :) I’m thrilled to say her first western historical NIGHT ANGEL will be hitting bookstores this August, with […]

Hello Darlings, Miss Julianne Maclean has climbed aboard the stage and will arrive here on Saturday, February4th. The dear lady has made quite a name for herself if I do say so myself. She likes scandalous lords and noblemen and cowboys who travel back in time. The Fillies are happy to have her and look […]

Harkening back to 18th century Pennsylvania, and rooted in ancient lore, Groundhog Day is traditionally celebrated on February  2nd. Perhaps the most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil of Gobbler’s Knob, was immortalized in the 1993 movie Groundhog Day featuring Bill Murray. Legend says if the groundhog sees his shadow, we’ll have six more weeks of winter. […]

  New author Paisley Kirkpatrick plans to visit the Junction on Friday, February 3rd. Miss Paisley loves writing western romance.  In the dusty pages of the Old West is where her heart and soul lies. So you see, she shares our love of cowboys and feisty women who tame them. And you might want to […]

  You might be a writer if…… You might be a writer if….You pick up a mastodon tooth and write a whole story in your head in 10 seconds. You might be a writer if….you walk down a street in a historical village and imagine being pursued by killers and time traveling into the past. […]