Wednesday, July 31, 2013

16 Cowboy Songs, A Music Quiz by Western Author Stephen Bly

Cowboy Songs romance & trail musicMatch the line from the cowboy songs lyrics to the title. 

Keep in mind, since most of these cowboy songs existed as oral tradition before they were written down, several versions of each have survived. The words you remember might be a tad different.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Whispers on the Prairie, new novel by Vickie McDonough

Whispers on the Prairie by Vickie McDonough
Whispers on the Prairie

New Release! Whispers on the Prairie 

Book 1 in the Pioneer Promises series
exciting new series set in 1870s Kansas

The last thing Sarah Marshall wanted was to leave Chicago. Especially to travel the dusty Santa Fe Trail. But when her uncle demands she go to help her feeble aunt, who took her in when her parents died, she has no choice. She hopes to get her aunt to her new home then return to Chicago.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Ketch My Saddle, the cowboy says.
Stephen Bly and horse Sundance

No one likes to get bucked off a horse. Old cowboys especially. But if his broomtail decided to 'hop for mama,' 'take ya to church,' 'chin the moon,' or 'wrinkle his spine,' he plowed the ground with his face. Then he must catch the rude horse and holler, "Ketch my saddle!"

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Her Dad & Louis L'Amour: Finishing His First Novel by Guest Blogger Rebecca DeMarino

Rebecca DeMarino and Howard Worley

It was June of 2010, and my dad, at age eighty-seven, lay on a hospital bed, prepped for an angiogram. His aortic valve was just about closed, and his cardiologist ordered the test as a first step to open-heart surgery. The heart surgeon would not want any surprises when he went in to replace the valve. 

Now Dad held my hand and told me he wanted to tell me the end of the western romance he was writing, his first novel, the story he began to write nine months before.