I guess you could say Petticoats & Pistols was my crazy idea.
I blame it on a marketing class I took from Gwen Schuster-Haynes last spring. It was a fab class, and in one of her lectures, she featured a blog site put together by a group of writers. She hailed them as one of her alumni success stories for their dedication to a career plan. And the amazing thing? They weren’t published, but yowza, were they motivated to be. I fell in love with their site for being so clever and memorable. Check them out:
These ladies inspired me to do something similar, but there were already a gazillion single- and multi-author blogs out there. I knew I needed something unique, too, to market myself and my books.
Now I don’t consider myself clever or memorable. Not by a long shot. But the one thing I could claim to be was a western romance author, and by golly, there wasn’t a single blog out there dedicated to us and what we write.
It didn’t take long, and Petticoats & Pistols was born.
My time on MySpace, Shelfari and reader sites has revealed that romance lovers miss westerns. Writers miss writing them. And we’re hearing whispers that westerns are coming back . . ..
The ten of us have banded together to keep that pendulum swinging in our direction. We want to be THE go-to site for western romance. We want readers to come to us to find the latest western romance releases, both historical and contemporary. We want western romance writers to guest blog with us. We want published and aspiring western romance writers to share info links about the Old West, writing tips, good news about their sales, etc.
Most of all, we want to have fun!
Each of us will blog a couple of days a month. Weekends are reserved for guests. Come over often. See who’s here and what we have to say.
You just might find Petticoats & Pistols a clever and memorable place to visit!
(Heartfelt thanks to Laura at Swank Web Style for her infinite patience and talent!)