Judging the 2014 Spur Award for Juvenile Fiction

What a privilege to be invited by the Western Writers of America to be part of the judging panel for the 2014 Spur Award in Juvenile Fiction.   I’ll admit that reading the huge stack of this year’s submissions was a little daunting.  The books started arriving early in the fall and kept coming until the […]

D.B. Jackson, Western Writer from Otter Tail County

   You can imagine my surprise when I was introduced to another Otter Tail County native who writes western fiction.  I met Wrangler Award Winner  D.B. Jackson at the Western Writers of America Convention last week.  Turns out he is well acquainted with the area where my novels are set.  After all, we are both […]

Western Writers of America 2013 Convention at Las Vegas

      What fun to attend the 2013 Western Writers of America convention with my publicist, Krista Soukup.  We’ve met great writers and discussed books, writing and marketing to our hearts’ content. Yesterday 70 authors participated in a mass book signing event at a Barnes & Noble in Henderson, NV.  What fun to see […]


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