Saturday, August 30, 2014

Giveaway Alert!

I have been invited to be a guest author at the book launch of author, Jael Friese, on Tuesday, September 2, 2014.  I will be giving away two free copies of my book, On the Mountain, between 2:00-2:30 PDT or 5:00-5:30 EDT .  Please come by as she has a huge list of other authors dropping in all day long also giving away freebies!

Love Comes to Cookesville Release Party

Monday, August 18, 2014

My Favorite Film Westerns

I loved film westerns long before I fell in love with the novel versions.  I have watched many many westerns and loved them all.  However, there have only been a few that have really stuck in my head and I will watch them over and over again.  They definitely helped influence my taste in westerns.  Here are just some of the westerns that lured me into the genre.

Jeremiah Johnson

Robert Redford as a mountain man is explanation enough, but seriously, this was the first western movie I felt was authentic.  Loved the location, costumes, Jeremiah's struggle to survive in the wilderness, and his relationship with the Indian squaw.   This is by far my favorite Robert Redford western.

Two Mules for Sister Sara

LOVED this movie and cemented my love of Clint Eatwood westerns.  Though this differed slightly from what he was doing at that time.  But ranks up there as one of my favorite Clint Eastwood westerns.

The Missing

This is a more recent movie but is one of my favorites.  Again, I love how authentic the movie feels.  I love the strong protagonist and the extent she will go for her children.  Love the mystery and suspense the opening scenes deliver.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Happy Birthday!

Today Annie Oakley would have turned 154 years old!

In celebration I'm sharing my favorite song from the musical based on her life.  First heard this song while working in a theater store many years ago and once the song got in my head, I couldn't get it out.  It's one of those fun melodies.