Holt Medallion Award of Merit

For the Novella ~ Dance With A Cowboy in  Wild West Christmas

For the Novella ~ Dance With A Cowboy in
Wild West Christmas

The numbers are in and although I didn’t win I am still very proud to have been in the top five for the Holt Medallion for my novella Dance With a Cowboy in the Wild West Christmas Anthology! From what I hear from the contest coordinator, the competition was extremely stiff this year. I am looking forward to next year when I can submit The Gunslinger and the Heiress and see how it stacks up to other historical romances of the year.  The one thing I love about writing is that there is always room to grow and improve. I think that is what keeps it so fascinating to me year after year.


Why I Read Historicals…

TodayWhyIReadHistoricals is the day that readers and writers get to chime in on why they like historical novels!

It made me think ~

For me historicals are an escape to a simpler time. Westerns especially tend to be morality plays and I like that. I love to think that the Code of the West really meant something. And that cowboys are the knights of America. (Okay – probably very much a fairytale, but hey – a gal can dream!) I also enjoy learning history and having it couched in a good story makes it all the more enjoyable.

How about you?  Any thoughts?