Category Archives: Fly With The Mourning Dove

How They Lived

A typical Ozark home and family of the early 1800s The deeper I get into the new book, the more I search for stories to use, the more amazed I am at how settlers to these rugged Boston Mountains of … Continue reading

Posted in communities, Edna Hiller, Fly With The Mourning Dove, homesteading, interview, Ozarks, Uncategorized, 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

Winners on blog book tour

My daughter drawing out the winners after we came out of the pool Sunday. The four winners of all those who posted comments during my book blog tour are:Jan Morrill, J. R. Engle, Jean Rosenow and Deborah who left a … Continue reading

Posted in Fly With The Mourning Dove, Images In Scarlet, our, rurquoise ring, Uncategorized, virtual book tours | 1 Comment

Where Do Ideas Come From?

Upper left: Saint Francis Cathedral, Santa Fe Square built by Bishop Jean B. Lamy in 1851Upper right: Edna Smith Hiller at the Rio Grand Gorge during our first outing together A Family Story Inspired my book, Fly With The Mourning … Continue reading

Posted in Colorado, Fly With The Mourning Dove, Lee Gutkind, New Mexico, publishing, stories, writing | 7 Comments

Virtual Book Tour Schedule

Well friends, it’s finally done. My first blog book tour has reached the point where I can post a schedule. Check it out and join me. Let’s have some fun with this. VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR SET:Remember, this is just like … Continue reading

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Women Who Show the Way

Besides being a writer, I’m a woman, a wife, mother, grandmother and most recently a great grandmother. And I’m a human being, an American, a daughter of pioneers. Last week, we all saw history made by Hillary Clinton, and whether … Continue reading

Posted in American, Clara Barton, election, Fly With The Mourning Dove, gender, Governor Clinton, Hillary Clinton, New Mexico, race, World War II, WW 1 | Leave a comment

Inspiration for Writing

A Family Story Inspired my book, Fly With The Mourning Dove The most asked question at workshops and conferences is, “Where do you get your ideas?” Well, have you ever thought of looking at home? Where you grew up, who … Continue reading

Posted in artists, Colorado, Fly With The Mourning Dove, ideas, New Mexico, ranching, Santa Fe, storyteller, Taos, Western Writers of America | Leave a comment

Fall Brings More than Weather Changes

All summer I dally. Swim, smell the flowers, watch the butterflies dart from blossom to blossom, catch the stars and moon at their most beautiful. No city lights around here to dim them, they shine so bright I can see … Continue reading

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Creative nonfiction

There still seems to be some confusion as to what creative nonfiction is. I read recently on a blog posted by Olgy Gary, that this is also being called narrative nonfiction. If you don’t simply want to read the facts, … Continue reading

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