Category Archives: Book Awards

Golden Spike Wins Silver Will Rogers Medallion!

Golden Spike, The Iron Horse Chronicles, Book Three, has been awarded the 2018 Silver Will Rogers Medallion in the category of Younger Readers. I went to Fort Worth, Texas, to receive this prestigious award and enjoyed wonderful fellowship with the … Continue reading

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Golden Spike Available in Large Print

Golden Spike, The Iron Horse Chronicles, Book Three, has been released by Wheeler Publishing in a Large Print edition. Now all three books in the trilogy are available in Hardcover edition, Kindle version, and Paperback Large Print. Please click on … Continue reading

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On the Railroad 150 Years Ago

One hundred fifty years ago, in August 1868, the Union Pacific Railroad’s tracks in Wyoming extended almost seven hundred miles west from Omaha, Nebraska. End of track was now thirty miles beyond the new bridge over the North Platte River … Continue reading

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Golden Spike Nominated for 2018 Will Rogers Medallion Award

It is a great thrill to announce that Golden Spike, The Iron Horse Chronicles, Book 3, has been nominated as a finalist for the 2018 Will Rogers Medallion Award in the category of Younger Readers. The winners will be announced … Continue reading

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Writing a Historical Trilogy

“Writing a Historical Trilogy” is the title of an article I wrote for the Spring 2018 issue of WriteRiders, the quarterly newsletter of the Nevada chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators. Link to the article (it’s on … Continue reading

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2018 Stirrup Award Nomination

I have received a nomination for the Western Writers of America 2018 Stirrup Award. The Stirrup Award is given annually for the best article to appear in Roundup Magazine, the official publication of Western Writers of America. My nomination is … Continue reading

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Wyoming History News Announces Golden Spike

Wyoming History News, the official newsletter for the Wyoming State Historical Society, announced the upcoming release of Golden Spike, The Iron Horse Chronicles–Book Three, in its April 2017 edition. I have created this collage from the newsletter’s masthead and the announcement … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

What better way to start the New Year than to have the 2016 awards won by Bear Claws, The Iron Horse Chronicles–Book Two recognized in the Winter 2017 SCBWI Bulletin. I know many of you do not read this fine publication that connects writers, illustrators, … Continue reading

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Will Rogers Medallion Silver Award

On October 29, 2016, my novel Bear Claws, The Iron Horse Chronicles–Book Two, received the Will Rogers Silver Medallion Award for 2016 Western Fiction for Younger Readers. The Will Rogers Medallion Award Committee’s program states that books in the Younger Readers’ category “contain … Continue reading

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Visit with Michael Zimmer

Michael Zimmer, fellow member of Western Writers of America, and I spent a pleasant evening dining at the Silverado Steakhouse in the South Point Hotel & Casino during his visit this week to Las Vegas. Michael came to town to … Continue reading

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