Hi! Linda Broday and Winnie Griggs here. We’re very happy to kick off this 10 year Anniversary celebration for Petticoats and Pistols! It’s so exciting to reach this milestone.
Cowboys on the American Frontier loved to sing, no two ways about it. They sang to the cows, to the moon, to their fair ladies. Cowboys today still sing–probably more than they ever did. And others love to sing ABOUT cowboys. So, in honor of our tenth anniversary, we thought we’d share with you some of our favorites, both old and new.
So we put our heads together and came up with the list below. And if you have a yearning to listen to any of them, turn up your volume and click on the name.
Howdy, Pardners! We here at Petticoats & Pistols are super excited about the upcoming week because we’re going to be in full-on party mode! That’s because we’re celebrating the 10th anniversary of the blog. That’s right, 10 years of posts about our love of all things western. A full decade. In honor of that milestone, we’re going to be having daily “10-themed” posts from lots of the Fillies. You won’t want to miss these posts for the sheer fun, for one, but also because commenting will earn you chances to win daily prizes as well as one of three awesome grand prizes we’ll be giving away at the end of the week of partying until we drop. And the more you participate, the more chances you get to win those grand prizes. So comment often and be sure to take part in our fun scavenger hunt that will take you on a journey for answers through our individual author websites. You’ll find the contest entry form at the bottom of this post. Please read all the rules before you begin. Following the listing of the prizes below, you’ll find all the clues for the scavenger hunt so you can get started.
Just check out all that’s part of the grand prizes. Honestly, I kind of want to win them!
First Grand Prize
From Kathryn Albright – a western adult coloring book and set of pencils, a print copy of her new release and one from her backlist
From Karen Witemeyer – Her Ladies of Harper’s Stations series, including two signed print books (No Other Will Do and Heart on the Line), one e-novella (Worth the Wait), and the movie that inspired Harper’s Station (Westward the Women DVD)
From Mary Connealy – A $10 Bath & Body Works gift card and two books from her Cimarron Legacy series, No Way Up and Long Time Gone
From Cheryl Pierson – Silver bookmark, two of her signed books, and one mail-order bride anthology
From Pam Crooks — Autographed set of her Wells Cattle Company trilogy (Harlequin Historicals) and a $10 Bath and Body Works gift card
From Trish Milburn – four signed books from her Blue Falls, Texas series and a set of earrings
Second Grand Prize
From Winnie Griggs – A signed copy of her Knotty Pine series – 3 novels (The Christmas Journey, Second Chance Family, The Proper Wife) and a novella (Home For Thanksgiving), and a mish-mash of other items: a coffee mug with spoon, a “Ring for a Kiss” bell, Bookaholic necklace, burlap mini-tote, magnetic cowboy poet kit and a cowboy Christmas ornament
From Karen Kay – two signed books
From Phyliss Miranda – A $10 Bath and Body Works gift certificate, a set of six mass market historical western anthologies by Linda Broday, Jodi Thomas, the late DeWanna Pace and Phyliss (autographed), and a copy of her Kasota Springs contemporary romance
From Jeannie Watt – Montana coffee mug, cowgirl flour sack towels, four signed books
Third Grand Prize
From Marin Thomas – All three signed books in her Cowboys of the Rio Grande series, A Cowboy’s Redemption, The Surgeon’s Christmas Baby and A Cowboy’s Claim), a giant Texas cookie cutter, a cowboy Christmas ornament and the picture book Pixar Guide to Life featuring Woody the cowboy from Toy Story)
From Tanya Hanson – a horse-patterned scarf, horseshoe bracelet and three signed books
From Linda Broday – Autographed copy of her new August release Knight on the Texas Plains and a decorative western bowl
From Margaret Brownley – Autographed copy of her latest release and $15 Amazon gift card
Scavenger Hunt Clues
Kathryn Albright — In Mail-Order Brides of Oak Grove, what is the name of the cowboy that first lays claim to Maggie McCary?
Linda Broday — In which book did the cowboy win a baby in a poker game?
Margaret Brownley — Margaret’s A Match Made in Texas series was inspired by what favorite childhood book?
Mary Connealy— What three awards are mentioned on Mary’s website?
Pam Crooks — What was the evil warden doing that forces Hannah, the heroine in Hannah’s Vow, to go to the penitentiary to help investigate?
Winnie Griggs — Which of Winnie’s books feature a schoolteacher who tries to play matchmaker for a sawmill owner?