Category Archives: New Mexico

The road home

Five days ago I acknowledged on Twitter that I was home and would post on my blog the following day. Good intentions don’t always prove possible, and so here I am at last, ending my writing day with a blog … Continue reading

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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

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The sound of katydids

In doing my best to blog every day, I find myself at the computer late on Sunday night. Outside the katydids serenade me. In the other room my husband sleeps and it’s very quiet. A time for contemplating. Last night … Continue reading

Posted in cactus, desert, New Mexico, San Juans, Sangre de Cristos, Tres Piedras, Tusas | 3 Comments

Taos, New Mexico

Taos PuebloThe legend of Taos Pueblo: The pueblo was founded over a thousand years ago by a great chief who, tracking an eagle, led his people up a swift moving stream to the base of the mountain. The majestic bird … Continue reading

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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

Updated Schedule for Blog Book Tour

Here’s the updated schedule:July 21 — An Interview with the authorJuly 22 — History of photographyJuly 23 — Writing the Historical fiction/nonfictionJuly 24 — History of Women in PhotographyJuly 25 — A photo array of … Continue reading

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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

Posted in Fly With The Mourning Dove, Images In Scarlet, John Dunn, New Mexico, nonfiction, photography, rurquoise ring, Sagebrush Inn, Santa Fe, Taos, virtual book tours, writing | Leave a comment

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

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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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