Come with me now and meet Miss Chastity James: She’s the doted-upon daughter and future heiress to Harrowhill Horse Farms north of Boston. She’s also beautiful, headstrong and eager for a challenge, so she takes the job as schoolteacher in 1878 Dodge City, determined to educate the children of the frontier to the best of
TAFFETA had such a crispness to it, and I ran my hands down the ruffles that spread out from the smooth corseted bodice of the dress. Not far enough, though. On the right side, the ruffles were hiked up above my knee and my leg was clearly visible, encased in the black net stockings that
Writers are solitary beasts, in the main. Luring them away from their desks and studies isn’t an easy task, but Women Writing the West’s conferences are a sure bet. Here, we can meet other writers, talk about our work, read theirs, exchange ideas and meet the people we usually only interact with via email and
In the June 2019 issue, True West says: THE LILY OF THE WEST: Kathleen Morris’s The Lily of the West (Five Star, $25.95) is fiction based on the facts of the life of Mary Katherine Haroney (aka Big Nose Kate). Born in Hungary, her family moved to Davenport, Iowa in 1865. Haroney’s parents both died
Doing research for a new book, I recently spent a week in Savannah, Georgia, arriving stuffed with history and guide books, and leaving stuffed with incredible food, drink, lore and memories. This is one unique and beautiful city.
Five Star’s new anthology Contention out this month! So happy to be part of this wonderful group of talented writers. My story “Mary Mary Quite Contrary” is included. It’s about a woman seeking justice. Sometimes you have to try and make things right, no matter what.