It’s Yee-Haw Day!


Welcome to Yee-Haw Day, the once-a-month day we’ve reserved to share our news with you – all sorts of fun news!

So check out the post below to get the details on the kinds of things that make us go Yee-Haw!!

Linda Broday

Knight on the Texas Plains is on Audiobook now! SO EXCITED!




Karen Witemeyer

I’ll be speaking at a library in Dublin.
(Dublin, TX – not Dublin, Ireland unfortunately. Ha!)

I’ll be participating in the Texas Writes program and presenting a session on Using Research Effectively in Fiction on Saturday, April 13 at 10:00 at the Dublin Public Library in Dublin, TX.

The event is free to the public, so if you are in the area, I’d love the chance to meet you in person.

Phyliss Miranda

I’ve been dying for our next Yee-Haw Day to come around, so I can share with you all the joy of watching our first grandchild get married out in California in January.
I went out early, so her mother and I could do a lot of the preparations for the reception. I think Abby tried to use every decoration she saw in a bride’s magazine or online. But it ended up beautiful. We purchased dollar candle holders and glued three different ones together to make what looked like a very expensive candle holder. With the candle and flowers added, they were really pretty. Of course, we had to make twenty of everything, including the floral arrangements for the church. And, friends, it wasn’t fun to cut and sew forty different golden threaded table clothes, but we did it.
The wedding was beautiful. I truly enjoyed being the first to walk down the isle escorted by her brother … even with tight spandex on to cover some of my bulges under my dress. Of course, I wore shoes with heels and was uncomfortable as all get out, but I’d do it all over again; and, with seven more grands, I know I will. Hope you enjoy my picture of our beautiful Abby.
Pam Crooks

We have a lake cabin in Nebraska. You may have heard that the eastern part of our state (and western Iowa) has suffered horrific devastation from floods.  Since the roads out to our place were impassable, my husband and I spent some sleepless nights worrying how badly our cabin was immersed in water.

Checkout the waterline on our steps.

We were spared. By four inches.  YEE-HAW!

Shanna Hatfield

Happy April, everyone! 

I’m excited to invite you all to join me for the fifth annual Petticoat Ball. It’s a fun party on Facebook I host every year to kick off spring and have some fun! 

I hope you’ll join me and twelve wonderful author friends for hours of fun, giveaways, games and more! Save the date for April 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Pacific Time) for the Petticoat Ball!

Pam Crooks

My Newest Release!

Carina Lockett is driven to build a legacy for her young daughter, and she doesn’t need a man to help her do it. But when her precious child is lured away and held for ransom, she must swallow her pride and ask for Penn McClure’s help.

Penn McClure had no intention of playing cowboy for any woman, especially one as strong-willed as Carina.

But driving a herd of cattle to Dodge City was no easy task. And he had a score to settle with the man waiting for them at the end of the trail.

Along the way, he discovers Carina is pure female–and that her legacy has become his own.





Cheryl Pierson




What a fun project! I’m so glad I was included in this western short story collection that Scott Harris put together! Each of the stories are based on the same prompt, but every one of these tales is wonderfully different! Here’s the prompt:

The warrior stood atop the rocky outcropping, blood dripping from his face and his lance. He stared out over the plains and let out a blood-curdling scream that struck fear into the hearts of his enemies.

A collection of fast-paced short stories coming from nine of the best Western authors writing today, each using the same prompt, but with very different results. Fast horses, fast fists and fast guns take the lead in these exciting tales of the Old West. Make sure you have plenty of time when you pick this up, because you won’t want to put it down.

My story is about a cavalry officer sent to  track down the most elusive enemy–the last Comanche–and bring him in. But he and his supposed foe were once friends, many years ago. How can he bring a friend in to face certain death?

I hope you’ll pick this one up for a fun read–the stories are each around 5,000 words long and make for some interesting reading for yourself or a gift for someone.



My other big news is more about DOGS! You may remember me talking about our new addition, Sammy (the russet colored one in the picture) last time we had YEE-HAW DAY here. He was lonely! He needed a sibling–so when I was asked to foster a puppy I drove to Seminole (my hometown, where we had adopted Sammy from back in August) and little Max stole my heart. Max was named Axel, but we liked “Max” better and it seemed to fit him. We got him on March 11, and this is his first meeting with Sammy.

Talk about instant bonding! They love each other, and don’t like being separated. If Sammy goes outside alone, Max waits for him by the door until he comes back and then Max barks to let me know that Sammy is ready to come in. If Max whines, Sammy comes running to see what’s wrong! Getting Max has been a real challenge because I had forgotten how much running you have to do with a younger puppy–he was only 10 weeks old when we got him–so potty training is ongoing! They say he is part Great Pyrenees and part German Shepherd. He is very smart and very stubborn.

Max is what they call a “foster fail”–that means, he is not going to be a foster any more because he is adopted! We are so glad to have these sweet boys in our lives!  

Jeannie Watt

My Newest Release!


I’m excited to announce that the third book of my Men of the Marvell Ranch series with Tule Publishing will release on April 8th. I’ll be doing a drop in on that day at the Tule Book Club on Facebook. There will be a Montana-themed prize given so if you’re interested, please check out the invite page.

Challenging the Cowboy is the story of Zach, the oldest Marvell brother, who took over ranch operations when he was fifteen years old, following the death of his father. Zach is the unquestioned boss of the Marvell Ranch and he’s used to giving orders and having them followed without question. Enter the heroine, Finley James, Zach’s new sister-in-law’s sister, who is not afraid to tell him the bald truth whenever necessary. Unfortunately, after telling him a lot of truths, she finds herself in a position where she has to ask him for a job.

Let the games begin….

I so enjoyed writing this book and giving these two hard-headed characters their happy ever after. Please check out the pre-order links here if you’re interested in Zach and Finley’s story. [Note–there is a bit of heat in this book and some instances of language. My next sweet romance comes out in October. Stay tuned for updates!]

Kit Morgan


The First 7 books of my Holiday Mail-Order Bride Series is now in a boxed set!

Here’s your chance to have a rip-roaring good time with these romances set around some of your favorite holidays! You can get it on Amazon


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23 thoughts on “It’s Yee-Haw Day!”

  1. Wow, these are all great announcements. Loved them all. I was shocked to see Karen will be at the Dublin Library on April 13th, that’s in my hometown County. April 13th is my aunt Jean’s birthday. I’ll have to tell her to go meet Karen. She’s a huge avid reader especially Linda’s Books, so tbis will be a great opportunity for her.
    Thank you all for sharing your wonderful news.

  2. I live in Lincoln Nebraska, though we didn’t have flood waters our water supply was effected for about 10 days. Limit on how much water you could use. My heart goes out to all the farmers who lost so much.

    • Kim, I didn’t know you lived in Lincoln!! Go Huskers, right?

      Yes, the farmers and ALL that livestock they lost. I cannot imagine. Sometimes I think, if I knew flood waters were barreling toward my home, what would I take? Where would I go? How I would I live? Start over? And yet these flood victims suffered through all that. The fears and anxiety they would’ve endured–and many still are.

      Ugh. The Clean Up!!

      We were fortunate on so many levels. Even if our cabin would have flooded, it’s a vacation home and not our main residence. We would have gotten through it.

  3. First, everyone, The Last Comanche is only 99 cents right now!! Did you know that Phyllis Miranda?

    How fun this blog is!

    Karen Witemeyer send me something to share about your visit to Dublin so I can share it on my facebook page. I lived in Dublin for several years and have tons of Facebook friends in the area!

    Linda Broday I’m so excited about you having an audiobook! I’m very curious about the narrator’s voice!!

    Pam Crooks y’all were lucky!!

    Shanna Hatfield, I can’t wait for the Petticoat Ball, everything you do is amazing so it’s too bad it’s not an actual ball!

    Phyliss Miranda your granddaughter’s wedding sounds like it was amazing and it took me back to my wedding. It was a formal evening wedding and wine was my primary color!

    Enjoyed all of y’alls additions to this blog and can’t believe I’ve yet to read some of these authors still!

    • Oops, The Last Comanche comment should have been directed to Cheryl Pierson. Goes to show I shouldn’t have backtracked and plugged in a name!

      • Stephanie, thanks for the shout out about The Last Comanche! I knew who you were talking to! Lol(Phyliss is my twin sister from a different mother.)

    • Thanks, Stephanie. This was our first grandchildren’s wedding and I think everything she saw on the Internet or in a wedding magazine, she wanted. I went out early and her mother and I did a ton of crafty stuff. It was fun and with six more grands, this won’t be the last. Thanks for taking the time to comment. Hugs Phyliss

    • Thanks, Stephanie. I’ll go right in and get the eBook on order. Thanks for the reminder, as I just haven’t done it so far. And as for wine being your primary color, look at Abby’s flowers. LOL They live in the wine country out in California and the weather was beautiful. There was plenty of wine to go around. I even belong to a wine club near Santa Barbara. LOL

  4. Linda- I’m very excited about your new audiobook.
    Shanna I’ll be anxious for your ball to start.
    Phyliss your granddaughters wedding was gorgeous.
    Cheryl your new book sounds great.
    To everyone else, I was so excited to see your news too.
    I’m so excited when you all do announcements like this.
    Great idea I hope you keep it up.

    • Thanks Tonya. As a Granny, I sure thought it was. Her daddy still doesn’t know how much the dress cost. I think he believes you can buy one for the same price as when he and my daughter got married! LOL Men! We can’t do without them. Hugs, my friend.

    • Thanks, Tonya. It was wonderful, although tiring. I can’t wait for the next one. Since my youngest grand is turning 13 this coming Saturday, I don’t have any baby grands, except the one in my living room … which I’m only kidding. I can barely play a disc player (gonna said radio, but that would date me, huh? LOL).

    • Tonya, thank you! I’ve had so much fun with these new projects I’ve participated in with Scott Harris and the great ideas he’s had .

  5. Good up dates from everyone.
    Linda – nice cover for the audio book. I hope it does well.
    Karen – good topic for your talk. For those of us who like good historical information in the stories we read, this is an important topic for authors.
    Phyliss – your granddaughter was a beautiful bride. She was very lucky to have her mother and you to help so much with preparations.
    Pam – I am so glad your cabin took no damage. Floods are such a mess to deal with. UNTAMED COWBOY sounds like it will be a good book.
    Shanna – The Petticoat Ball sounds like fun. I hope I will be home to participate.
    Cheryl – Max is so cute. It looks like he and Sammy will be getting along just fine. I am not sure I am up to housebreaking a puppy again. We have been lucky with all the ones we have had, but I am getting too old to chase them. THE LAST COMANCHE should be good. It is always interesting to see what different people do with the same prompt or idea.
    Jeannie – Challenging the Cowboy should be good. I love when strong men come up against strong women who don’t take any guff from them.
    Kit – Mail order bride stories are always a delight. This is a good set.

    • Stephanie, thanks for the shout out about The Last Comanche! I knew who you were talking to! Lol(Phyliss is my twin sister from a different mother.)

    • Patricia, I’m not up to housebreaking Max either! I’ve never had a puppy so young. I think he just doesn’t get it because he’s so young.he wants to please us, so I know that’s not why he’s not fully cooperating. Lol but they love each other so much already!!! It’s been a good thing.

  6. Wow! What AWESOME info from all the fillies on Yew-Haw Day….. Can’t wait to look into all of these & order & put on my TBR list. Thanks!!!

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