Western Writers of America Convention 2014

     I had a great time reconnecting with old friends and making new ones at this year’s Western Writers of America Convention in Sacramento.  The historical tours and lectures were great.  I learned about Chinese immigrants in the 19th century, panning for gold at Sutter’s Creek, the history of the Modoc Indians, plus lots of […]

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 […]


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