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I just drew my winner for KANE’S CHANCE, and I drew…. KATHLEEN!!! Kathleen, congratulations on winning a digital copy of KANE’S CHANCE! It’s your lucky day!!! Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll see that you get your prize! Thanks to everyone for coming by and celebrating my new release with me today! Cheryl
I started to write a short story several months back that turned into a novella. I wrote the novella and realized I wasn’t done with the story…so I wrote two more. These were my “Kane” trilogy—Kane’s Redemption, Kane’s Promise and Kane’s Destiny. These stories really wouldn’t be classified as a “romance” story. There’s no sex, [...]
In an age where youth is almost worshiped, I thought I’d do an about face and talk about those people I admire most — our elders. To that end, I thought I’d pass along some Native American wisdom that has been passed down from the ages. I’ll also be giving away a copy of the [...]
The History of Bolo Ties I was writing a ranch wedding scene in the 3rd. book in the Big D Dad – The Daltons series the other day and decided to do a little research on the history of bolo ties. I found some interesting material on the Internet. The matter of where and [...]
What the mail order bride ad says: Traditionally built What the ad means: Better reinforce the floors I’ve always loved mail order bride stories. So imagine my delight when I was invited to write one for a collection with Mary Connealy, Robin Lee Hatcher and Debra Clapton. The result is A Bride for All Seasons, [...]
My heroine is back in the kitchen, and still struggling. She’s feeling a tad more confident and has moved beyond “Johnny Cakes” to something a bit more complicated: Railroad Cake. My source for this recipe was printed about the time railroads came through the Old West. I think we can safely assume it must have [...]
I love horses for their beauty and power. But the few hours I’ve spent riding left me so sore from bouncing up and down that I could barely get out of bed the next day. At my age, I’ll probably never be much of a rider. But just once, I would like to ride a [...]
My father handed me a pack of letters in 1994. They were letters he’d saved that my grandfather had given him. As I read them, I became fascinated with Sarah Louise Dyer, my great-grandmother. One of the letters for Sarah came from my great-grandfather and was written in 1864 a month or so before he [...]
Alamo survivor? Could that be right? I thought everyone died at the Alamo. Isn’t that what made it famous? Well, all the fighting men who made their stand at the mission, did, in fact, die. But there were others present–women, children, slaves–who didn’t perish during that fateful battle in 1836. Susanna Dickinson was one such [...]
CONGRATS TO KRISTEN, ELLIE AND BONNIE JEAN ! Send me your email address and I’ll have your prizes auto-delivered to you. How’s that for good news? email@example.com Thanks everyone for sharing part of your day with me!!
We have a winner for a free book and that winner is Janine! Congratulations to Janine! If you would please contact me at karenkay(dot)author(at)earthlink(dot)net, we’ll make arrangements for a book. Many thanks to all of you who came here today to blog. I enjoyed each and every comment. And thank you also for your kind [...]
Good Morning or Afternoon or even Evening! : ) (Not sure when you’re joining us today.) By the way, I’ll be giving away a free book to some lucky blogger today. Nothing to read — nothing to buy — just log on and leave a post and you’re automatically entered. This is a very tough [...]
It’s always a pleasure when I get to pay a visit to the fillies and readers at Petticoats and Pistols, since it’s the best western blog out there! Like most of us of a certain age <ahem!> I spent my Saturday mornings watching the cowboys on TV, and I noticed something about most of them—they [...]
Until I started researching for my November release, I had no idea that the Gibson Girl actually began as a satirical portrayal of the feminine ideal of beauty in America around the turn of the 20th century. For a twenty-year period between 1890 and 1910, Charles Dana Gibson created pen-and-ink illustrations representing what he called [...]
I love to learn about how towns got their names, both real and fictional. When fellow Filly Linda Broday, Jodi Thomas, DeWanna Pace and I decided to write our first anthology together, we wanted our stories to take place in our hometown. The premise was that each story had to have a theme of Amarillo [...]
Thanks to everyone who dropped by and left a comment about the double-barreled shotgun. I stirred the names in my cowboy hat and my dh pulled out… COLLEEN Colleen, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll work out the details. Thanks, everyone, for dropping by for a visit today.
Many thanks to all who left comments . . . I’m ready to dive into that website update! The winners of the drawing are: Cori Diane Summer Email me at Vicki.Bylin@gmail.com and I’ll send you the backlist book of your choice as long as I have it available.
Actually we have two. As sometimes is the case, I picked up two names at the same time. So the winners of a free ebook are Kim Cornwell and Kay M. Please, if you will jot me an email at karenkay(dot)author(at)earthlink(dot)net — we’ll go over what ebook you would like. My thanks to all those [...]
Good Morning (or or evening)! How I love the American West and how I love the stories that came out of that long ago West. This is one that I thought I’d share today — the story of a tame coyote, Smoky. I’ll also be giving away a free ebook today — so do leave a [...]
Maureen Lang During the Gilded Age women were extolled for their virtues and depended upon to “civilize” society—to soften or make genteel the coarse tendencies of their male contemporaries by bringing grace and beauty to a sometimes harsh world. It was an age when women trusted husbands or fathers to take care of them, and [...]
The winner of a signed copy of Swept Away is Stefanie D Stefanie I will email you to get your mailing address. IF YOU DON’T HEAR FROM ME….assume I have been kidnapped by aliens geneirc viagra no prescription (that’s what usually happens) and email me at email@example.com I have ‘people’ (small green martian type people) [...]
My current heroine is still working hard in her Old West kitchen, and will be agreeable to sharing more of her insight next time we meet. In the meantime, I wanted to bring you with me on a little side trip to St. Augustine, the oldest city in the United States. As of April 2013, [...]
Best Selling Western Romance Writer Caroline Clemmons Most of us have read stories in which the villain or the protagonist is trapped in quicksand. My first encounter was in a Nancy Drew book, where she sank to her thighs or waist. Then, one of the villains in a Sherlock Holmes story died in quicksand. Since [...]
Congrats Vickie… you win a 2 in 1 Desire! Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your snail mail address and we’ll talk! Thanks to all who shared their inspirational stories!! Sunset Seduction – June 2013 Romantic Times Magazine’s TOP PICK 4 1/2 Stars!
We have a winner for a free ebook (or mass market if you don’t have an ereader). First I want to thank you all for coming to acheter cialis en ligne the blog today and for leaving a message to this unusual little bit of history. Interesting stuff… Anyway, the winner of the free book [...]