Monthly Archives: September 2008

Hosting Jean Henry Mead

Talk About Writing a Book the Hard Way by Jean Henry Mead Ever hear of anyone sitting at a microfilm machine to read 97-years’ worth of old newspapers? I’m afraid I did just that, not realizing that the job would … Continue reading

Posted in Big Horn Mountains, Butch Cassidy, Escape, Jean Henry Mead, research, Robert Redford, Wild Bunch, Wyoming | 15 Comments

Butterfield Overland Mail Run

At Fitzgerald’s Station, the first stop in Arkansas, we gathered to celebrate the signage of the route from the state line to the river crossing at Ft. Smith.Because of the subject matter of this post, I’m moving it to my … Continue reading

Posted in Butterfield Mail Run, Uncategorized, Velda Brotherton | Leave a comment

What’s In The Woods

Last year’s fall in our Ozarks Above right the debris from a storm is clearedSitting in my office, my back is to double windows that look out onto thick, dense woods. The shaggy bark hickory, oak of all varieties and … Continue reading

Posted in foxes, mountain boomer, Ozarks, rattler, storms, Velda Brotherton | 2 Comments

Winning the Willa

Edna Smith Hiller We drove three hours from Searcy back home after the White County Creative Writer’s Conference, which was a great experience, by the way. When we unloaded the car so Linda could go on home, my daughter was … Continue reading

Posted in Fly With The Mourning Dove, librarians, New Mexico, Uncategorized, Willa Cather, Women Writing the West | 4 Comments

A Labor of Love

As a writer, I seldom do holidays with the exception of Christmas and Thanksgiving. Today is labor day, and I’d rather be at my computer than slouched in a chair in the shade fanning myself. I began this past weekend … Continue reading

Posted in awards, Chicken Soup, Fly With The Mourning Dove, memoir, Ozark Romance Authors, Willa Cather, Women Writing the West | 3 Comments